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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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emoto, I just emailed you an inquiry about a possible part for the exhaust area by the right rearset that, at least for me, is getting gunked up with boot black and melted boot laces. The "brass" (?) part protects the rear pipe, but does not extend forward enough to protect the forward pipe.

Does anyone know of a part to replace the stock piece, a part that extends more forward to protect both pipes? Also, how to clean the melted and hardened gunk off the pipe? See circled area in pic for the area I refer to, and the piece that could be replaced with a larger one to solve this problem. Thanks.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 09:37 PM
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The heatshield is there to protect your leg from burning, Are those riding boots?


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+ a replacement part doesn't exist, it would have to be custom made. The only solution I can offer is to thermal wrap that part... it's not such a great idea.


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d-_-b for some reason my boot must rub up against the forward pipe and is getting well gunked up. If that heat shield piece was only 1.5" longer towards the front.
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your not the only one....

on my big phillip island trip, it poured rain and we all stopped to put our wet weather gear on. I put on a slip over rain pants.
When i got home the pants were melted all over this part of the pipe
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I have had similar problems on other bikes. when the bike is warm I used very fine 0000 (4-0) steel wool. it cleans right off with no scratching
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Getting a pair of motorcycle-specific riding boots will more than likely prevent this from happening in the future.

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apparently neat acitone removes burn on stuff from exhausts i remeber reading about it on the sp1 site when i had mine
neat acitone is neat nail varnish remover you'll have to get it from a chemist i think
nail varnish remover is not strong enough on its own

try it and see
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be nice to know if it works
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my Sidi Vertebra's velcro closing flap was melted against the pipe. the flat metal/CF heat shields(on exhaust and foot rest) can get in between the velcro and open it up as you move around on the bike, a common issue, I have heard it happened to several MV riders .

My boot flap was really melted against it, half of the flap(1"x2") was gone, in black gooy mess on the pipe, here is how I dealt with it...after removing the heat shield and taking the bigger chunks off with pliers, I used green scrubing pads, steel wool, and finally Dremel with steel and brass wire brush bits... and it left a shiny spot on the pipe, then I used 00, 000, and 0000 steel wool to try to blend it in with the surrounding area. it becomes less noticable after a few heat cycles as the new bare area turns darker.

it was a real PITA!!

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Here are some pics of the boot and pipe. after some elbow grease as you can see it is almost not noticable.

if you look carefully, there is still a bit of the melted plastic around the eyelet where exhaust can retaining spring mounts... although I am a perfectionist, I wasn't about to waste another hour trying to clean it up!
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