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XR1200X lower triple and stem... i had the upper... wanted the black wrinkle to go with the scheme on the bike from the factory... the XR-1000 gets the natural cast parts... this is goin on my daily driver XL1200S... doin the sunday Driver XR-1000 project first and as I get that wrapped up makin the parts and workin out the details the XL1200S will be a bolt on.. rear shocks already done....
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Excellent progress, looking forward to seeing your next steps!
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What do you do when you have to take the mufflers off since you wrapped all the way down for some reason?
I have a feeling the wrap will come off sooner rather than later. I made the mistake of wrapping the pipes some years back. It tends to fray at the front pipe leading edge rather quickly and you get all those lovely asbestos fibers floating around. They increase the heat load on the engine as the pipes get hotter and stay hotter longer and can lead to softening and cracking. I believe a proper set of heat shields will replace the wrap soon. I've got to admit though, wraps look badass.
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I fold the first wrap in half and hide the "unfold" behind the pipe... hold it in place with a couple of temp zip ties... then start the 0.032 stainless safety wire wrap... they don't come loose

the wraps were just there to keep blond beach barbie from complaining about the heat... I wasn't worried about the original pipes... i was just waiting for then to fall apart so i could put a stainless Cone Engineering 2:1 on...

I've done a lot of wraps for guys I did one on a street bob that was absolutely killer with copper wire and he had the flat red tank.. I use my safety wire pliers and loom it up...

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