I wanna be a wrappppa! Actually, I want to keep some heat off my jug and head and inside the header, where it belongs. I researched this subject , a little, and it appears that there are a few trains of thought about it. PRO: It keeps the heat in the header and allows the cyl/head to stay cooler. Reducres the chance of burning myself on the exposed header. Helps keep oil temp down. CON: The wrap doesn't allow header material to effectively dissipate heat during cool off period. Trapped heat will weaken header material in time. Moisture can get trapped under wrap on stock header and cause corrosion. I've also heard that a good alternative to using header wrap is to have the header treated with a ceramic coating. Okay, anybody here know how durable the ceramic coating is? Does it eventually break down? After all, it is a coating. Alrighty then..... I'm sure some of youse guys's around here have done one or the other, and there's probably at least on real anal bahookie who has probably done both. Is one better than the other? I'm not necessarily looking for a horsepower increase, I just want my engine to run a bit coller and last a little longer. And I like the look of things wrapped in tape. It makes my private area feel kinda funny.