Originally Posted by Ron50
A low kilometre Feroza I had lost about 6 inches of its exhaust near the front after a Simpson Desert crossing. It corresponded to an area that had a little impact shield attached to the leading edge of the pipe where it started travelling parallel with the floor.
The exhaust expert who repaired the damage said that the low speed and high revs overheated the metal so much that it crystalised and became brittle. So he recommended against replacing the impact guard.
On that basis I'd say wrapping pipes should be avoided if possible.
That was exactly my concern ...