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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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My large muffler heat shield clamp on the right side fell off riding home today. If anyone is parting out their motorcycle, I need one. Thanks
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If it is the one that is welded to the rear of the right side heat shield, I had that happen to me. I replaced it with a stainless steel worm drive hose clamp. You can't even see it unless you are looking for it, and even then it does not look bad. If it is one of the ones that wraps around the back and just unclips from the heat shield at the top, just get a new one from CCP.

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thanks for the replies - i bought one on ebay, i believe was $16 after shipping - it's coming from Oregon to the east coast, so i won't get to ride this week - i tried a regular "clamp" like a hose type clamp that screws in but the hole opening wasn't wide enough to fit to the muffler - i'll use that cheap-part site if it doesn't arrive for some reason!

i noticed when i was driving the moto yesterday it felt like the moto wanted to lurch like there was some hesitation either in the engine or something - of course i immediately squeezed the clutch and pulled over, when i noticed the clamp issue on the heat shield - i'm hoping that is what caused the moto to be less than smooth, with that lurch feeling. we'll see once i get it on, and can take the bike out for a ride sometime next week hopefully.
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which part number is the large clamp? i can't tell
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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.

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I can say the muffler pipe itself seems pretty rusted. I'll take pics of it this evening when I get back home - I am wondering if it would be a good idea to replace the muffler system with a new one from that part site listed above?
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