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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
You can easily remove the heat shield. It will run just fine without it. It's mostly for looks anyway. Just a cosmetic cover. If you have running issues, the heat shield did is not the cause of the problem. The one I replaced with a hose clamp was on the rear right side, and it was the one that was welded to the shield, not the loose one. I put the hose clamp around the heat shield where the clamp had broke off, and around the exhaust pipe behind it, and tightened it up.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike