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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2011, 7:15 am Thread Starter
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Exhaust Heat Shield

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know where I can buy a heat shield/protector for the exhaust on my '08 K1200?

I am talking about the curved part just in front of the silencer; it keeps getting the back of my leg when I'm riding in shorts, and last week it burnt the skin off the front of my left leg as I leant in towards it to put the cover on. Ouch.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2011, 8:10 am
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Take off the shorts and wrap them around the shield.

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Yeah....seriously....if you're really riding around in shorts then I'd say you've got a few other things to worry about. You sure you weren't looking for the Vespa forum?

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2011, 10:31 am
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There is a heat shield there now, it covers the clamp for the muffler, are you saying your's is missing???

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And a public service announcement, you'll have a lot more than a burned spot on your left laeg if you go down with shorts on. Wear the gears!

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dont feed the trolls, 3 posts and rides in shorts ? he wont be back, just a troll trying to be funny.
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Heh heh, funny Herc. I would concur with the Noob moniker.

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Yeah I'm a sucker I guess. In that area, there already is what would be considered a heatshield though, right? It might get toasty but it IS a shield.

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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old May 19th, 2011, 1:36 am
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dont feed the trolls, 3 posts and rides in shorts ? he wont be back, just a troll trying to be funny.
I agree, he probably won't be back. But I think he's legitimate (not a deliberate troll). As dumb as it sounds, there are LOTS of guys that ride in shorts. I don't and haven't, but I've got some scars on my left foot from a single bad decision to wear flip-flops one day 28 years ago. Some of us don't have the most exemplary riding histories.
But I thought the Vespa joke was awesome...
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I'm in Florida, visiting Mom. Most of the dudes here are riding in shorts. Pillion too.

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