Bike accessory advice: The coolest exhausts

By Chris Dabbs -

Exhausts

 08 May 2009 17:36

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related.

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Q. Can I fit a race can to my Honda Hornet 600 which won’t get too hot for my pillion.

I have heard that carbon cans might not heat up as much?
Alan Lovell, e-mail


A. You-re right that carbon fibre doesn’t conduct heat as well as alloy so it will feel cooler to the touch.

But what’s more important is that the can is double-skinned so there’s a layer of trapped insulating air.

It also needs to have a heat shield on the link pipe otherwise you’ll melt your boot on it.

Art, Micron and Scorpion are just a few of the firms offering systems.