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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Heat shield where exhaust is too close to plastics

I just got an akrapovic competition exhaust for my '15 750 and the headers are a little too close to the plastic along the bottom of the bike and I have a small yellow spot forming from the heat. There is already a heat shield applied to the inside of the fairing in that spot.

What would be the best option besides cutting a hole in the fairing? Should I apply more heat shield tape to the fairing? Get a wrap for the header pipe? Maybe something else?
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I just got an akrapovic competition exhaust for my '15 750 and the headers are a little too close to the plastic along the bottom of the bike and I have a small yellow spot forming from the heat. There is already a heat shield applied to the inside of the fairing in that spot.

What would be the best option besides cutting a hole in the fairing? Should I apply more heat shield tape to the fairing? Get a wrap for the header pipe? Maybe something else?

Is the header stainless or Ti?
I'd wrap that small section of the header.
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Re: Heat shield where exhaust is too close to plastics

This may give you some ideas. Several pics don't show any more but not that big a deal.

I have two never used space shuttle heat tiles. It's fantastic insulation; there are videos on youtube. But I don't know of a source for it.
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I just got an akrapovic competition exhaust for my '15 750 and the headers are a little too close to the plastic along the bottom of the bike and I have a small yellow spot forming from the heat. There is already a heat shield applied to the inside of the fairing in that spot.

What would be the best option besides cutting a hole in the fairing? Should I apply more heat shield tape to the fairing? Get a wrap for the header pipe? Maybe something else?
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I have two never used space shuttle heat tiles. It's fantastic insulation; there are videos on youtube. But I don't know of a source for it.
Hopefully not Challenger tiles...
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^They would be used (as many as ten times).
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^They would be used (as many as ten times).
Fun fact: Big Bird was almost sent on that mission.
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