Wrapping the header with fiberglass tape??



3 replies to this topic
  • motoman393

Posted December 24, 2000 - 02:54 PM

#1

Merry Christmas all! Yesterday i burnt a hole in my brand new thor cor3 pants due to the hot header pipe (white bros high boy)! I went to home depot tonight and picked up some pipe clamps and some fiberglass wrapping (so i can wrap it for insulation)...will this work? will the fiberglass melt onto my header? If any of you guys have done this please reply! I really dont want it to melt to my header (which will make a huge mess)! Thanks for the advice!

Garrett

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I get my kicks on a 2001' YZ426!
Friendswood, TX

  • MikeOK

Posted December 24, 2000 - 04:30 PM

#2

White Brothers sells some heat tape for just this purpose. Bummer, I've melted everything nylon that I've ever worn near that pipe...

Mike

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  • Scott_F

Posted December 24, 2000 - 08:05 PM

#3

You can use header wrap, available at hotrod shops. I made a heat shield out of perforated aluminum, shaped like a half tube, and hold it on with safety wire. It has to be spaced about 1/4" from the header, and it will stay cool enough to keep from melting pants.

  • motoman393

Posted December 26, 2000 - 04:28 PM

#4

thanks for the replys guys! I didnt want to wait for white bros to ship the wrapping to me! So I bit the bullet and spent 45 bucks and bought a 50ft roll, lol! I helps ALOT it keeps my headpipe a heck of alot cooler and it looks trick!

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I get my kicks on a 2001' YZ426!
Friendswood, TX





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