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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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extended heat shield?

I'm looking for an innovative solution to the 3 inches of exposed exhaust pipe just behind the right foot peg. Because I'm short legged and a bit duck footed I have problems keeping my boot heel off it. The other day I was dismounting and my pants leg moved up enough that the pipe gave me a little love bite.
Any ideas on covering this area?


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Maybe something like a universal heat shield: clicky Not sure if there is enough room there or how tacky it might look.
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I hate it when the one you love bites ya. Those short shields probably wouldn't look too bad on there. They are short enough not to look too tacky, and long enough to cover the area where your heel hits. If they are low profile enough, they might slip right in behind the original shield.
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Thanks for the link. I'll probably give that a try. I suppose floorboards would work too but that's either expensive or beyond my ability to make.

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Harley Sportster muffler shield...had to add one to mine since my heels kept melting, lol...you can usually get em used, since few Harley owners keep stock pipes...mine came with my $20/pr muffs...



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I was going to mention floorboards as an option, but that is something that is definitely up to someone's opinion of what is "cool" or not. And don't just assume the link I posted is the best price, because it's just something I found in 5 minutes of searching. There could certainly be a much much better deal out there.
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I was heading the same direction on this....I am getting tired of scraping melted heel rubber off my header.
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Yea, I had same prob with my right heel hitting the exaust there, after going with CC floorboards that prob went away. Gained a lot more comfort also!!

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Yea, I had same prob with my right heel hitting the exaust there, after going with CC floorboards that prob went away. Gained a lot more comfort also!!
I thought so too...but it turns out I am more comfortable with the stock pegs...so melting heel is back and continuing....lol
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I had the Kuryakyn Dually front pegs for a while, sold them and went back to stock before I did the floorboards! They looked great but stock felt better under my feet. Just goes to show we are all different!!

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