your suppose to paint the wrap with header paint. I read that after I wrapped mine and rode it a couple months. Does it reduce heat? I don't know, maybe. I always wear MX boots and never recorded temps before and after. Does it look like shit after a year? Yes. I think if I painted it, it would have lasted longer.( but it does look knarly, adds to the madmax effect...)
Only thing that really reduces the heat is a XR400 oil cooler.
BTW i think you can get the wrap and paint at Pep boys, Autozone etc..
Originally Posted by RebelRob
I've been wanting to try exhaust tape on my XRL's pipe in an effort to reduce oil temp, cover rust spots and reduce pant leg burn. Does anyone(Brutus61, Treadmarks) have any feedback? Does it look like crap after it gets muddy?
Oil Temp Survey: Post your observed oil temps please.
250 F highway cruise, 300(!) F aggressive trail riding