Originally Posted by Danjo
Itís mid-span on the shorty so about 6í back from the header
Get you some of these temp test strips and find out how hot it gets where you want. I do custom powder coating and did a test once because it's a known "given" that exhaust gets too hot for standard powder on an exhaust pipe. Powder cures at 400*F, once cured it can withstand 100* over cure temp, 500*.
V-Twins like most Harley's get around 750* at the bend coming out of the head. So those pipes need to be coated in ceramic, with very limited colors. I decided to do a test and had these strips put on various places on the exhaust pipe all the way down to the entrance to the muffler on my buddies Kawasaki W-650 (Triumph 650 clone). Even at the head, the pipe never saw over 290*. I can coat that pipe any color I want.