Deflects heat, but what about performance?
STORY AND PHOTOS BY PAUL HOLDSWORTH
With 3800 miles on the FXRT, the heat from the un-shielded SuperTrapp exhaust system needed a solution. It was a foot cooker. We opted to try pipe wrap from DEI as a fix. Working with Mike Witt, dyno tuning guru at Chicago H-D, we soon had my header wrapped up tidily in a short period of time. After a test, I realized it helped a great deal with the exhaust system heat. All I did afterward was to put a small heat shield on the wrapped pipe so that my boot heel would not melt on it, nor would constant rubbing from my heel wear through it. A protective silicone spray is available that seals the wrap and allows you to clean it with soap and water, keeping the wrap looking new.