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Am I missing a heat shield

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Tweaks' started by Admiral Nelson, May 24, 2009.

  1. Admiral Nelson

    Admiral Nelson

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    When Nige and I went riding today, we noticed the undertray was slightly different on my bike (2007) to his (2009). Looking closely it appears that he has a heat shield that I don't. I wondered why my leg gets really hot. Am I missing a shield?

    2009 Bike
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    My 2007 bike
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  2. Stu

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    I'm missing it too. It must be an upgrade to the 09 model.
     
  3. Admiral Nelson

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    Can anybodyelse check to verify. This is strange. I am going to order the part if it is missing.
     
  4. Graham H675

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    not on mine mate and it's an 08
     
  5. Stu

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    In the picture you can see the shield on Fridge's bike but not on Thaibites (or mine or Chickenstrip if your eyes are good enough). It must be an 09 thing but it makes the bike look cleaner. I want one :D
     
  6. crj

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    Not on mine - 09 model
     
  7. Edski675

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    Not on mine - 07 made, 08 registered
     
  8. They dont stop my legs from getting toasted
     
  9. jimjam39

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    Its new for the 09 model. I remember reading about it when they unveiled the new(er)model :)
     
  10. Admiral Nelson

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    I managed to buy the 2009 heat shield on Fleabay for £3 :D (thanks for finding it Nige) Postage £5 :D Actual postage on arrival £1.50 :x

    Anyway, I set about fitting it. I needed to remove the tail plastics. Remove the exhaust can. Loosen the link pipe that goes through the swinging arm. There is a locating lug which fittted the piece in place. The hole at the back was there to bolt through the undertray with a spare bolt I had. The front was not. I then ended up removing the tank and carefully measuring and drilling through at the front and then bolt though.

    Jobs done. Looks much better. Lets hope it deflects a little more heat :D

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  11. Edski675

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    Sounds like a lot of hassle. Think I'll stick with hot legs!!!!
     
  12. Admiral Nelson

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    It's like anything you do for the first time. I could probably do it again in less than 1 hr.
     

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