Header wrap

Dec 2019
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MhadDad, did your pipes brake because they were wrapped? Or was this just part of the recall?

no issues w Akra headers yet?
 
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That pipe looks like it failed because it was wrapped. Embrittlement due to high heat. I'm surprised they would warranty those headers after being wrapped.

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Dec 2019
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What r u going to do with your wrapped headers, ArcticWhite? Keep em or unwrap?
 
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You and your fancy ceramic coating!
I always went with the high heat black spray paint for the pressure washer and lawn mower.

do you have a professional coating person you trust?
 
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Jul 2016
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They were on a recall, but the Ducati dealer also wrapped the headers for another Panigale V4.
I am guessing that the wrap may have been a factor as the recalled headers had some weak areas but the new part is thicker.



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Take home message: replace your header if you haven’t not. Dealer would do it fr free as is a recalled item


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@mhaddad - Is that your bike, and if so is it a racebike? I'm all too familiar with hack job solutions in the pit! If that's a road going bike, you should be embarrassed.
 
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You and your fancy ceramic coating!
I always went with the high heat black spray paint for the pressure washer and lawn mower.

do you have a professional coating person you trust?
Yes I love ceramic coatings. They work great to keep a part looking good as well as significantly reduce heat. I've used Top Gun coatings, Jet Hot, and Swaintech over the years. All have had excellent results. The way the pipe is heat shielded and the fact that it is plastic over the heat shield likely means the factory shielding is working pretty good and the bulk of the heat is not coming from the headers, but I figure every little bit helps.

Its going to be a shame to un-do the wrap job. I've also got a call into my dealer to see if there is any recall on the headers.