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    Rear heat shock shield

    Wonder if someone could or would make up a Carbon heat shield that protects the rear shock from the pipe as surely the heat will affect the handling??

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    What a damn fine idea Tim, fooking hell you're a genius.

    I wonder who could do this and if it would actually work?

    All volunteers please take one step forward!

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    metal would be better but how would you fix it on.....the 06 model came with a heatshield but the down pipe had screw fixings welded on the pipe.....large pipe clip may do it but would look ugly

    was thinking about exhaust wrap but that looks ugly to

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB1000 View Post
    was thinking about exhaust wrap but that looks ugly to
    Errrrrr, my bike

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    I reckon it might have to come down from the bttery box somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
    Errrrrr, my bike
    Feck me that is ugly


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    Quote Originally Posted by AREESSMILL View Post
    Feck me that is ugly

    It will match the rest of the bike and the muppit riding it then

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
    It will match the rest of the bike and the muppit riding it then
    Spat beer over keyboard lololololol

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Ranger View Post
    It will match the rest of the bike and the muppit riding it then
    F@@k me have you got chain mail riding kit then Lone Ranger

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    Not a new idea at all,even the later Sv's were fitted with a rudimentary insulating shield to stop the shock losing all it's damping properties as the oil got overheated.

    And actually some type of insulating material would be better than metal, some people cut the end off a drinks can and bored a hole in the closed end large enough to thread over the shock body.

    Didn't really achieve much as once the metal absorbed heat it just sat even closer to the shock body radiating heat.

    Some sort of heat resisting plastic ie PTFE or Vespel would probably work,but a piece that big would cost a lot.

    The most sensible and cost effective way round the problem inherent to a V twin is to lag the pipe with heat insulating wrap and use a rear shock with a remote mounted reservoir.

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    As you can see ive wrapped my exhaust (full system) and the shock reservoir still gets HOT - too hot to keep hold of. So without the exhaust wrapped it must get REALLY HOT.

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    IanG
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    It does! That's why the shocks lose their damping after a while,the best way round it is to have a remote reservoir so the bulk of the oil is away from the heat.

    Doesn't stop the shock body getting hot tho' that's why covering the pipe with heat retaining wrapping is a very good idea.

    I believe the Sachs shock is more prone than most to cooking it's oil.

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