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Happy Birthday to me, thank you wifey!

Can't wait to get it. I cut off the stock can already in anticipation! I have a naked without a belly pan and can't decide if I should wrap the header for a more 'hooligan' look. Any Opinions?

I'll be sure to post a vid once it arrives. Any guesses on shipping time?
 

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Don't know how it looks like, but you seem pretty enthusiastic about this pipe, so I'm just curious to see the vid.
Oh and happy birthday.

J
 

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I wouldn't rap the header unless you never plan on riding in the rain. You can rust out your exhaust.

Racers do it because they dedicated bikes.

Looks cool though.
 

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wrapping your exhaust does not make it rust faster. That makes absolutely no sense. Some people are trying to convince you that it "traps in moisture"? Are you ******* kidding? Those pipes get plenty hot to boil/burn off any condensation that might accumulate within the wrap.
 

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Happy Birthday to me, thank you wifey!

Can't wait to get it. I cut off the stock can already in anticipation! I have a naked without a belly pan and can't decide if I should wrap the header for a more 'hooligan' look. Any Opinions?

I'll be sure to post a vid once it arrives. Any guesses on shipping time?
Mine shipped quick, considering it was from Thailand.

OEM headers? Wrap em.

Aftermarket? Leave them bare.

Mine here.
 

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That's what inspired me to pull the trigger. Did you use an aftermarket header? Which one if so, and $$ and where? How long did it take to arrive?
 

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That's what inspired me to pull the trigger. Did you use an aftermarket header? Which one if so, and $$ and where? How long did it take to arrive?
I have a (high mount) LeoVince full system header, with a Hindle R6 midpipe, the Tyga, and an M4 (race mount) bracket...

Iirc it was delivered in 7-10 days, I am East Coast for reference.
 

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Will be keeping an eye on this one. Almost ordered on of there can's. Ended up with a full Yosh instead.
 

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i got mine too....was thinkin the wrap too... don't want to spent 100 over Stainless headers...


the thing is i payed 8 bucks customs (IT CAME from Thailand,but the site was co.uk wasn't it? OR .com?) anyway....

i'm waiting to install it , maybe next week... until then i'll put some flowers in it, displaying on my shelves ..
 

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Just finished wrapping the exhaust, and today I'll paint the pipes black with high temp header paint. So far it looks awesome. Tyga pipe should be here end of next week.

I used DEI 1"x50' header wrap from Kragen and it was the perfect amount. I bought Thermo-Tec Flat Black Ceramic Header Paint.
 

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Painted everything a ton with the Thermo-Tec paint. Went on really even and easy and I used the entire can and about 5 coats to get good coverage. I put the header back on the bike and ran the idle cycles to bake the ceramic paint. My Tyga pipe should arrive in about a week. Can't wait!!!
 

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Both! :) You are either married too, or have great foresight!
 

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Exhaust arrived today. I'll mock it up tonight!
 

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Ok, everything is done and about 500 miles on the new exhaust. What I did was cut the stock can off right after (towards the back) the final bend so that the new pipe would be angled backwards and have no risk of scraping at lean. I took a thin section of of slightly less O.D. pipe and stuck it about an inch into the stock midpipe, then slipped the Tyga pipe over and used that as my connection piece, then had a solid bead welded on the seam. I then wrapped the entire header, as I said before and painted it black. I wrapped over the weld seam, so that the transition from black to silver can was cleaner. The result was solid, and no use for a hangar. It looks really clean and the sound is exactly what I wanted - like a baby Desmosedici. I can claim that because I have logged itme on a Desmo, and proud of it! I'll snap some close up pics later, but I had a buddy grab this vid on the cell phone today. knew the sound is what you guys really want to here. Oh, and total cost of the project was $250. My buddy has an R6S running no pipe right now. His bike is louder than mine. With earplugs, the Tyga is not a problem at all (to me). Enjoy,,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxns34r0u8c
 

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Fixed with link.
 

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Ordered mine last night... I can' wait till it gets here....

SBSV- do you have some pics of your ceramic paint and tape job? Also have you done the TPS and TRE mods? Are you running a PCIII or anything of that nature? Stock mid-pipe? any fitment notes?
 
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