What You Need to Know About a Hot Motorcycle’s Exhaust

As a motorcycle rider, you have definitely touched the muffler intentionally or by accident and burned yourself or any material you placed on it. We all have. You must have asked yourself how hot does a motocycle’s exhaust get? Don’t worry. In this article, we break down what you need to know about a hot motorcycle exhaust.

Heat production

When you ride your motorcycle, the engines produce power from burning gasoline. The exhaust system releases hot waste gases through the pipes under the bike. The waste gases are then transferred to the catalytic converter then released to the atmosphere via the muffler and exhaust pipes.

But because of the large volume of air released at this point, it is impossible to tell the exact level of temperature leave alone the volume.

Exhaust temperature

Look at your motorcycle’s exhaust pipe. You will notice that the body is wider than the head. Most waste gases are concentrated at the head of the exhaust pipe. The exhaust’s body temperature is about 700 Fahrenheit.

The temperature of the exhaust pipe depends on various factors. For instance, the weight you are carrying on your motorcycle and the type of engine.

Usually, the temperature of an exhaust pipe is between 700-1400 Fahrenheit. However, keep in mind that sometimes the engine can surpass these limits and melt the exhaust pipe.

Combustion temperature

Gasolene remains compressed in your motorcycle’s combustion chamber. In general, the range is 14-1400 degrees Fahrenheit since gasoline burns up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit, but the temperature could rise to 1600 degrees if the EGR is malfunctioning.

Safety tips

  • Always avoid contact with the muffler.
  • When riding, always wear long pants. It lowers the risk of burning yourself.
  • Always be careful when riding with a child. Children are vulnerable to exhaust pipe burns.

The bottom line

There you go. You now understand how hot a motorcycle’s exhaust can get. Remember to practice the safety measures listed above. All the best!

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