Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Orlando, FL
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I wrapped my headers out of curiosity. No noticeable increase in power. I already have heat reflective tape on my fairings, so no difference there.
I probably got low quality wrap, but every time I rode my bike, right at about 5 minutes the headers would give off a terrible smell and a considerable amount of smoke. Turns out I was actually melting the fiberglass right at the beginning of the pipes, and when it cooled, it turned into glass.
When I removed the wrap, the headers had considerable surface rust (didn't ride it in the rain at all during this time) and the first inch of wrap on every pipe was almost solid glass.
I would suggest not wrapping your exhaust, and instead just use heat reflective tape or foil tape on the fairings.
I'm back to no wrap now, and it's so much more pleasant not having that plume of fiberglass smoke in my face at every stop.