Right Front Heat Shield


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ActionMatthew
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Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500SE

Right Front Heat Shield

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Hello. I am putting my GL1500 back together and realized I left the right front heat shield off (see pictures). I'm wondering, if I move forward without putting this part back in, am I going to damage anything? I know that might be a difficult question to answer, but I was interested in your thoughts. I live in Alaska, so not worried about me getting too hot, but if I'm going to hurt the bike, thats a different story.



Second question here, if I do put it back, can someone help me determine how far back in I need to go? I already took the lower exhaust protector off, and the next logical step would be the right fairing but I'm in there with a flashlight and don't see where this heat shield goes (and the manual isn't helping).



Any thoughts would be so appreciated, and if you have any pictures of this heat shield on your bike that would help too.
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ActionMatthew
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Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500SE

Re: Right Front Heat Shield

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Ha ha. I figured it out. It is the heat shield that protects the rear master cylinder from the header/exhaust heat. I'm good to go on this one for now! Thanks you all.

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Re: Right Front Heat Shield

Post by MikeB »

I assume you are going to do what it takes to reinstall it right? That master cylinder needs to be protected from the heat.
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