Motorcycle exhaust heat wraps are designed to reduce exhaust temperature and protect rider's legs from burns. These strips are usually made from heat resistant materials like fiberglass or carbon fiber, and are attached directly to the exhaust. They can help extend exhaust life by reducing heat distortion, and can also improve performance by reducing resistance to exhaust gas flow.
What is the motorcycle exhaust heat tape used for?
The heat tape for motorcycle exhaust has several uses:
It reduces exhaust temperature to protect the driver's legs from burns.
It can extend the life of the exhaust by reducing heat distortion.
It can improve performance by reducing the resistance to exhaust gas flow.
It can also help protect surrounding parts of the motorcycle, such as saddlebags or seats, from excessive heat.
What is the advantage of motorcycle exhaust heat tape?
The benefits of using a motorcycle exhaust heat wrap are:
Protection of the driver's legs against burns caused by the heat emitted by the exhaust.
Extending exhaust life by reducing heat distortion.
Improving performance by reducing resistance to exhaust gas flow.
Protecting surrounding parts of the motorcycle, such as saddlebags or seats, from excessive heat.
Thermal strips can also add aesthetic appeal to the motorcycle.
It is important to note that the use of exhaust heat wraps is not mandatory and depends on personal preference and driving conditions. It is necessary to check that the use of thermal exhaust tape is compatible with local standards and regulations.
What materials is the thermal strip made of?
Motorcycle exhaust heat wraps are usually made from heat resistant materials such as:
Fiberglass: it is an insulating and heat-resistant material that has long been used in motorcycle exhausts. It is heat resistant, but can be sensitive to impact and abrasion.
Carbon fiber: it is a heat-resistant and lightweight material that is increasingly used in motorcycle exhausts. It is heat and abrasion resistant, but is also expensive.
Ceramic: is an insulating and heat-resistant material that is used in some exhaust heat wraps. It is heat and abrasion resistant, but is also expensive.
There are other materials that can be used to make motorcycle exhaust heat wraps, such as silicone, kevlar or even neoprene, but these materials are not as commonly used as fiberglass, fiberglass carbon and ceramic.
How many meter exhaust thermal strip?
The length of the motorcycle exhaust heat wrap will depend on the make and model of the motorcycle. It is important to check the length of thermal tape required for your motorcycle model before purchasing.
In general, the length of the heat tape for motorcycle exhaust varies, it will depend on the size of the exhaust , the diameter as well as the type of covering you want (tight or spaced). It is possible to cut the heat tape to fit the size of your motorcycle's exhaust. We advise you to make a first assembly called "blank" in order to define the length to be cut. It is important to check the manufacturer's instructions for proper cutting and installation of thermal tape to avoid damaging it or compromising its effectiveness.
Are there several colors?
Yes, there are several colors of motorcycle exhaust heat wraps available in the market. The most commonly available colors are black , white, red, and blue, but there are also other colors like green, orange, yellow, etc. Remmortorcycle offers you the most popular colors for the preparation of your custom!
It is important to note that the color of the thermal strip does not impact its performance or lifespan, it is only an aesthetic choice.
How to install a motorcycle exhaust heat shield?
Fitting the exhaust heat wrap for your motorcycle will vary depending on the make and model of the bike, but here are the general steps for fitting a heat wrap:
Prepare the necessary tools, such as a cutter, a bucket of water, a metal cleaner and hose clamps AND especially gloves! It is strongly recommended to use in gloves to handle the thermal tape.
Remove the exhaust covers to access the part you want to cover. Be careful, if you want to completely dismantle your exhaust, you will probably have to replace the seals in order to guarantee the proper functioning of your engine.
Thoroughly clean the exhaust with metal cleaner to remove grease, dirt and rust.
Cut the thermal strip to the length necessary to fit the exhaust (it is recommended to make a first assembly called "blank" to determine the necessary length). Be sure to cut the thermal tape with a clean cutter to avoid crimping. Soaked it in a bucket of water for a few hours to make it easier to hang. The band will be more flexible and slightly stretchy. So you can win over the length. If you cut a little too quickly, you can also cover more widely. If you have several tubes to cover with thermal tape then try to cover them in the same way in order to obtain the perfect result.
Apply the zip ties to the exhaust to secure the heat tape in place. Make sure the heat tape is centered on the exhaust and there are no air bubbles.
It is important to check the manufacturer's instructions for proper cutting and installation of thermal tape to avoid damaging it or compromising its effectiveness. It is also important to check that the use of thermal exhaust tape is compatible with local standards and regulations.
You will find below all our thermal strips for motorcycle exhaust: