I'm tired of burning holes in my pants when riding; sometimes tucking my pants into my boots isn't an option, for example when wearing rain pants. I think where my pants are contacting the exhaust on my '08 SMR510 is just behind the metal heat shield. So I'm looking for options and the first one that came to mind was Exhaust wrap. 1.) It would cover and protect me from the entire exhaust. 2.) It's cheap. 3.) It comes in a variety of colors. (I think Red would be sweet!) 4.) Properly done it can prevent corrosion. 5.) It's probably lighter then any aluminum heat shield offering comparable protection. Question is will exhaust wrap have any short term negative effects on the Exhaust system or Engine itself? I'm assuming the operating pipe temp will increase leading to more drastic heat cycles. But for a pipe that would last well beyond the life of the mechanical components, would a hotter heat cycle affect the short term, 4-5, maybe 10 years? Haven't found anything on this topic really. So any advice would be appreciated. Chris Coffee - If this belongs in a more general post...I apologize. But I trust my fellow Husky riders.