Hi guys, On my way to work today, stuck in traffic with nowhere to go, I had the opportunity to rediscover just how much heat radiates out from under my bike when stationary. It's enough to make it quite uncomfortable waiting at lights - not only due to the heat on my thighs but also the heat radiating through the seat towards my special places. So I'm thinking about wrapping some of this stuff (or similar) around the exhaust pipes... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fibregla...teel-Ties-Exhaust-/120959900537#ht_2108wt_906 ... and I was wondering if I could get some advice from some more knowledgeable folk here - specifically: 1. Will it help? 2. Will it wreck my exhaust or cause damage to the engine due to excessive heat "trapped" inside the pipes? I have a 2012 Street Triple R with the stock 3-1-2 cans - not the Arrows - and no modifications done to the exhaust or any other part of the bike - I believe therefore that it's all stainless steel, but I could be wrong. 3. Following on from #2, if I decide to get new cans in the future could the exhaust wrap potentially damage those? 4. Is it likely to make the outside of the cans and/or the heat shields actually run hotter? I'm keen to get some bags which sit fairly close to the cans so this might be a problem. 5. I've seen some websites claim that applying exhaust wrap increases horsepower - is this actually true or BS? 6. I'm keen to get red tape rather than white or black, for aesthetic reasons more than anything else, but I've also seen written somewhere that the coloured stuff also happens to last longer - again, true or BS? And are there any other advantages/disadvantages to using a coloured wrap over a white wrap? 7. If there are different types of tapes available (ie in terms of material used etc), what materials/properties/ratings should I look for? 8. At first thought I'm envisaging wrapping the entire length of the pipes - starting from where they leave the engine, going down under the engine, and up to where they meet the cans. Is this a bad idea - are there specific parts and/or maybe a certain proportion which should be left exposed? 9. Is it safe to try and do it myself, having only discovered the stuff even existed a few days ago, or should I pay a professional to put it on? 10. Would I be better off just getting the pipes ceramic coated or something similar instead? 11. Any other warnings/affirmations? Thanks in advance for any and all advice!