exhaust getting really hot! need help. - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 15Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 46
exhaust getting really hot! need help.

i removed the heat shield from the pipes and wrapped them up but it gets too hot. did i do something wrong?
can i put heat wrap on top of heat wrap? would that help?
Keith Post and Keith Post like this.
illbethejudge is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 06:24 AM
Moderator
 
Keith Post's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,893
Garage
Did you reinstall the heat shields?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Keith Post is online now  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 46
no. i wrapped the pipes because i didn't like the look of the heat shields.
Keith Post and Keith Post like this.
illbethejudge is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 08:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Sick Mick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,181
The heat shield is there to keep you from burning yourself because the pipes will get extremely hot. You really have 2 choices, put the shields back on and have cooler pipes.....or ride it like it is and be careful never to touch them.

You can try putting more heat wrap on them to see if it helps....but you've basically have 1500+ degree exhaust gasses running through them. There is no getting around that fact....

Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom

--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick 6* Tree - 2" extended forks 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock Pods Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff
Sick Mick is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 46
heat shields are not an option. I'll try and do another layer of exhaust wrap againg.
Keith Post and Keith Post like this.
illbethejudge is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 12:12 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 18
I would double check before wrapping them again, heat tape traps heat, I would make sure you won't be ruining your pipes by getting too hot
Andy27012 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 01:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Sick Mick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,181
Usually the rust will probably get the pipes before the heat will. That tape can trap moisture really well when it gets wet. The more layers, the better it'll hold water.....

Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom

--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick 6* Tree - 2" extended forks 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock Pods Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff
Sick Mick is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 46
what about spraying them with high heat spray paint and then wrapping them?
illbethejudge is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 02:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Sick Mick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,181
That'll help for a little while....and should always be done when using wrap like that. Most guys I know that use that stuff replace the wrap yearly to repaint. Just another added maintenance item to add to your list.
Keith Post and Keith Post like this.

Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom

--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick 6* Tree - 2" extended forks 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock Pods Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff
Sick Mick is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 46
that is good information. thanks.
Keith Post and Keith Post like this.
illbethejudge is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome