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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2012, 10:24:41 pm »
I like them. They look good and there is certainly less heat coming up. I had to cut a notch in each one to accommodate the Baker hardware. I added an elastic nylon string (with the knot on the inside, of course) for the petcock access cover.

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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2012, 12:17:58 pm »
Don't know if anyone else has tried this but I had my exhaust ceramic coated for about $130.00 and have noticed a significant reduction of heat. My temp guage rarely moves past 1/4 unless at dead stop for extended time in 90+ temps.     

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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2012, 09:20:28 pm »
Don't know if anyone else has tried this but I had my exhaust ceramic coated for about $130.00 and have noticed a significant reduction of heat. My temp guage rarely moves past 1/4 unless at dead stop for extended time in 90+ temps.   
So, do you think that "heat wrap" on the headers would help the same way?

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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2012, 03:34:50 pm »
Yes it should, it's not as effective as having them ceramic coated because the coating is applied to the entire surface area of the pipes inside and out. Wrapping the pipes might make reassembly alittle more difficult also.

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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2012, 07:43:59 am »
Do the heat shields go on and off easily? I'm really interested for summer riding but don't want to lose the option of heating during winter.

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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2012, 10:29:37 am »
The shields might take 5 minutes per side, if that. 4 screws total, and you are done.
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2012, 11:25:00 pm »
Hey Todd, the out of town thing is old. I'm back. Tomorrow later afternoon would work for me if it works for you. I will PM my number to you, but you may already have it. We could throw em on too if you want to.

Bob, I did get a few of the older model style done, so they are available on a very limited basis.

Danny, do you hate the way my heat shields look, the Baker wings, or the stock deflectors? Just curious, cause folks usually tell me how nicely mine blend in and have a stock look to them.
OOOOPs I was speaking of theBaker wings.... The heat shields are awesome but a bit of a pain to install, although. I bought them used with no instructions....
Sorry for not being clear!

Looks like I still have a few pieces of puzzle to fill in!
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2012, 11:55:53 pm »
Ok.... I'll say it....

MAN UP!!!

A little heat on your leg?   Bah!!!
If you want to be comfy, take the car!


Just Kidding! 

I've recently acquired HT Air Overpants.  I love them.  I can
put them on over shorts, and though I'm warm in general, my leg isn't getting scorched.
I'll leave the bike as is, and wear the gear for now. 

Don't know if anyone else has tried this but I had my exhaust ceramic coated for about $130.00 and have noticed a significant reduction of heat.

I like this idea A LOT.  Next time farkel funds come around, I'll seriously consider this.
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2012, 01:16:06 am »
The heat shields are awesome but a bit of a pain to install, although. I bought them used with no instructions....
Sorry for not being clear!

Good to hear back Danny. Of course all the shields I sell have directions..........but it should still be very easy to put them on.  Did you get the tank seal edging along with the shields? I include those with every set too.
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2012, 03:01:08 pm »
The heat shields are awesome but a bit of a pain to install, although. I bought them used with no instructions....
Sorry for not being clear!

Good to hear back Danny. Of course all the shields I sell have directions..........but it should still be very easy to put them on.  Did you get the tank seal edging along with the shields? I include those with every set too.
Yes I did get the edge trim. I know I didn't buy them from you but would still like to have them if it's not a problem, maybe I'm doing something wrong!

Looks like I still have a few pieces of puzzle to fill in!
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2012, 01:38:48 am »
The heat shields are awesome but a bit of a pain to install, although. I bought them used with no instructions....
Sorry for not being clear!

Good to hear back Danny. Of course all the shields I sell have directions..........but it should still be very easy to put them on.  Did you get the tank seal edging along with the shields? I include those with every set too.
Yes I did get the edge trim. I know I didn't buy them from you but would still like to have them if it's not a problem, maybe I'm doing something wrong!

I see you have on 05. Did you buy heat shields that are made for the late models, or the early models. There are two types, and they are not interchangeable.
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2012, 03:35:24 am »
The heat shields are awesome but a bit of a pain to install, although. I bought them used with no instructions....
Sorry for not being clear!

Good to hear back Danny. Of course all the shields I sell have directions..........but it should still be very easy to put them on.  Did you get the tank seal edging along with the shields? I include those with every set too.
Yes I did get the edge trim. I know I didn't buy them from you but would still like to have them if it's not a problem, maybe I'm doing something wrong!

I see you have on 05. Did you buy heat shields that are made for the late models, or the early models. There are two types, and they are not interchangeable.

Is it easier to install when the tank off?

Looks like I still have a few pieces of puzzle to fill in!
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2012, 01:09:32 pm »
Hey 2Fast, nice to see that there is an aftermarket for your shields!  :)
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2012, 03:43:03 pm »
The heat shields are awesome but a bit of a pain to install, although. I bought them used with no instructions....
Sorry for not being clear!

Good to hear back Danny. Of course all the shields I sell have directions..........but it should still be very easy to put them on.  Did you get the tank seal edging along with the shields? I include those with every set too.
Yes I did get the edge trim. I know I didn't buy them from you but would still like to have them if it's not a problem, maybe I'm doing something wrong!

I see you have on 05. Did you buy heat shields that are made for the late models, or the early models. There are two types, and they are not interchangeable.

Is it easier to install when the tank off?

No need to take the tank off. Did you see my question above?
I see you have on 05. Did you buy heat shields that are made for the late models, or the early models. There are two types, and they are not interchangeable.
Brian in Minnesota

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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2016, 08:04:25 pm »
I had concerns about the heat shields reducing some of the air flow from the engine.

The heat shields (I make em) will not really reduce air flow, especially when moving. What they do is re direct the heat down lower where it can exit without cooking your eggs, so to speak. The bulk of the heat from the radiator and pipes is dumped out the side vents on the fairing. Lots of riders out there use my shields and would never go back.

He 2fast. I am interested to know about these heat shields you make. I have a 2000 Concours, and my shins are on fire when I ride in the summer heat...!! Thanks for your time.


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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2016, 09:10:13 pm »
I emailed you back Graeme. As I mentioned in the email, they help with the thigh area heat but not so much with the shins.  :49:
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2016, 03:13:32 pm »
Tried them several yrs ago.  They did reflect some heat but also melted a plastic fuel filter I was using.  Replaced them with backer air wings.  The answer to heat on the legs is good boots and riding pants.  If you do use something to block the space between the tank and engine I suggest using a metal gas filter if you use a filter.
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2016, 04:04:58 pm »
Last weekend my legs cooked in a 90+ day. Cant help but think either of the two would help. I searched the forum and didn't find very much... at least nothing recent. Just wondered what others are using and if the heat shields increase the engine temp.

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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2016, 12:46:12 pm »
When I bought my C10 about 3 years ago the very first farkle I bought for it was 2Fast's heat shields because I couldn't believe how much heat the engine threw at my legs.  To this day it's the #1 improvement I've done.  It does NOT make your engine run hotter, but it sure makes riding in traffic (especially) on hot days bearable.  These are worth every penny.   :)
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Re: heat shields and wind deflectors
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2016, 06:11:17 am »
This is an infra-red image of the left side of my 1987 after a ride in 80F (at night).
It had been shut off & parked for 10 or 20 minutes when the photo was taken.
The air scoops are not installed and I don't have any heat shielding.
The color key at the right shows the temperatures recorded.
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