Thanks. That had been recommended in a riding group but so many reviews of the product say the gromets/studs pull out right away. No problem for you?I had the same problem, here in South Florida. My first, and cheapest solution was Capt. Itch Crotch Cooler. It helped a lot, but I needed more heat relief. Here was my solution...
Go to DEI's website. They make a 12" X 4" pad, in either onyx or titanium color.
It comes with brackets attached to have an air space between the header and the insulating pad. It also comes with 2 radiator-style clamps to fasten it to the header pipe. The problem was solved. You can do the work yourself, and the solution cost less than $200.A heat shield solution that looks great and outperforms other conventional heat shield with an eye-catching black finish.www.designengineering.com
I have rode hours in blistering Florida heat, and when I stop, I can touch that pad with my bare hand and not burn myself.
Good luck, and safe riding.
I had it on my pipe for at least 2 years with no problem. Just make sure the brackets are not cocked at a weird angle, because the tighter you draw the clamp in, the more tension and pressure that will be put on the screws, studs, and grommets.Thanks. That had been recommended in a riding group but so many reviews of the product say the gromets/studs pull out right away. No problem for you?
Gutting the catholic converter and reinstalling it will result in the single biggest improvement in reducing felt heat for rider and passenger. When the job is done, the exhaust system appears BONE STOCK and the exhaust note barely changes, if you stick with the OEM mufflers.I did ask my 3 dealers & they said no.
Please explain how the exhaust pipes heat didn't keep your wrap dry. In all of my years of wrapping, the pipes are still too hot to touch when I park the bike.Pipe tape may corrode your pipes and exhaust in wet weather. My experience is limited to me...............