Exhaust Wrap

Q: I want to wrap my pipes and catalytic converter with a wrap to control the heat getting to my legs. Will that work on a 2013 Street Glide. I did put Vance and Hines slip on mufflers and that is the only modification that has been done to the exhaust system. I had a Yamaha Roadstar with V&H pipes and I did that to them with great heat reduction but did not have O2 meter. Thanks

A: Using exhaust wrap on those pipes should work out well. Be sure to do a practice run going by the O2 sensors. It can be a challenge to keep the wrap uniform going past those areas.

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10 Responses to “Exhaust Wrap”
  1. robbo

    wrapping exhaust pipes also retains heat to your motor, so be careful about what you wish for bro, butt a cool crotch beats hot nuts.

  2. Scott Craw

    Wouldn’t exhaust wrap increase motor temperature by locking in some of the heat and not allowing it to escape?

  3. David

    I did mine, I just wrapped the area where the cat is located and it did cut down on some heat. 2013 SG

  4. Eric

    I was informed that wrapping can also prematurely degrade the exhaust as the wrap (if it gets wet) actually retains water for some time (unless run until dry).

  5. MikeCyprus

    The wrap has tow aspects that need to be addressed. 1st. Increased heat in the pipes means higher flow of gas, Higher flow means higher pressure and might be the cause of backfire problems. 2nd. You need to address the air flow as well given the faster flow of gases exiting the engine.

  6. Frank

    Buy, or make, an exhaust head pipe that has the catalytic converter removed. I did that and all my heat problems went away, sounds better and did not cause problems with the O2 sensors. Unless you remove the heat shields, you don’t have much room to wrap the pipes anyway. Good luck.