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Hey, everyone!

I'm considering buying these heat shields for my 2015 Indian Scout. But I'm reading conflicting information about if they fit on my bike. Some websites say perfect fit, others say they only fit Generation 2+ bikes. Has anyone put these on a Generation 1 Scout? If so, was the fit spot on or require some modifying?


Also, I want the blacked-out look and these seem to do a good job of covering the chrome pipes if you're looking straight at the bike from the side. But do the chrome pipes show if viewing from different angles, like sitting on the bike or standing next to it?

Thanks for any insights and info!
 

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I replaced my heat shield on my 2016 Scout. The lower shield and the small shield fit, however the upper shield does not fit.
 

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Has anyone found matte black shields to replace the factory chrome ones on a 2015 Scout? I'm also considering a black wrap, but I kinda like the ones on Amazon.
 

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These seem to be identical items. One says they fit, another says they don't.

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Sometime during the production of all Scout models Polaris changed the bend of the pipe of the rear cylinder. It was tucked in a bit closer so as to keep riders from burning their right leg when dismounting. I believe the change came after January 2017.
 

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Sometime during the production of all Scout models Polaris changed the bend of the pipe of the rear cylinder. It was tucked in a bit closer so as to keep riders from burning their right leg when dismounting. I believe the change came after January 2017.
Ahh... that makes perfect sense! I've decided to remove and paint the shields with a high-temp, matte-black spray paint. If that doesn't hold up or looks like crap, then I'm going to wrap with a black exhaust wrap. In either event, I won't be doing anything until April/May, once the weather gets warmer.
 

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May I suggest that you find a local powdercoat specialist?
It's inexpensive, quick and cheap.
And the finish should be consistent and tough to boot.
 

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May I suggest that you find a local powdercoat specialist?
It's inexpensive, quick and cheap.
And the finish should be consistent and tough to boot.
Yeah... I think I'll look into that option as well. Thanks!
 

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The heat shields must be for the newer scouts then as on my 2016 the angle of the rear shield was slightly different as a earlier post mentioned. The front heat shield and balance tube shield fit fine. I had to massage the angle of the rear shield by hand and it fits fine. I dont recommend you trying it unless you have a good idea of what you are doing because it easily could have been ruined trying to straighten the angle to where it matched the pipe angle. You can't tell it has been straightened.
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I had to massage the angle of the rear shield by hand and it fits fine. I dont recommend you trying it unless you have a good idea of what you are doing because it easily could have been ruined trying to straighten the angle to where it matched the pipe angle. You can't tell it has been straightened. View attachment 576355
How did you bend it? Did you heat the shield? Do you have specialty tools for doing this?
 

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I tightened the top 2 hose clamps and used padded gloves and pulled down on the back part while banging my padded palm against the curve to get it most of the way. then moved it to the back part of the pipe and tightened the 2 hoseclamps and holding the curve and the back part straightened the curve the last little bit. you cant hit it with any tools. you just use your hands because your palms are softer. The gloves protect your hands
 

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I tightened the top 2 hose clamps and used padded gloves and pulled down on the back part while banging my padded palm against the curve to get it most of the way. then moved it to the back part of the pipe and tightened the 2 hoseclamps and holding the curve and the back part straightened the curve the last little bit. you cant hit it with any tools. you just use your hands because your palms are softer. The gloves protect your hands
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So if I understand you correctly, you fastened the top portion of the shield using exhaust straps (illustrated in red bands), then gently, using the palm of your hand, pushed/pounded the back portion down (in direction of red arrow) until it lined up and could be fastened. Sound right?

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I laid down on the floor after tightening the hose clamps then pulled down on the back a little holding it firmly while I hit the bottom of the bend with the heel of my palm. If you dont hit it too hard it will slowly straighten out the bend and get it close.

then you can take it loose and reattach it to the end of the pipe then holding the bend in your right hand and grasping the last 4" of the heat shield with your left hand you can apply downward pressure and straighten the curve out the last little bit to match. Then take it off and put it back on where it is supposed to go.

too much and you will fold the curvature of the shield and it will be trash. Work carefully straightening it a lityle at a time. Good luck...
 
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