Heat shield for leg


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controlu
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Heat shield for leg

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When riding with my feet on the highway pegs, I find it easy to burn my lower inside calf on the corner of the CYLINDER HEAD COVER. Does anyone know of a heat shield that is made to prevent this? Yes, I know, keeping my legs spread further apart would help but the beauty of the ride takes over my attention at times, brain fart, whatever.


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Re: Heat shield for leg

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The heat shield I use is called "boots". This would not apply to everyone, because it is dependent on the length of ones legs, I would think, as well as the positioning of the highway pegs. I wear TCX boots that have an armor plate in the front that seems to be my contact point to the cylinder head, so, although I feel the heat, I do not get burned.
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Viking wrote: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:38 am The heat shield I use is called "boots". This would not apply to everyone, because it is dependent on the length of ones legs, I would think, as well as the positioning of the highway pegs. I wear TCX boots that have an armor plate in the front that seems to be my contact point to the cylinder head, so, although I feel the heat, I do not get burned.
Yup, me too. Boots and Cordura motorcycle overpants. Even in summer I don't get burned - I can feel that it is warm, but that's about the extent of it.
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Re: Heat shield for leg

Post by Wingsconsin »

The early years GL1800 had a considerable amount of heat pouring out from the radiators -
I think (?) they changed the design later ('05?) - to flow the heat a bit differently-
I have an '02 and my son has an '03 --
Much of our discomfort is relieved by changing from highway boards & pegs that fasten to the crash bars to the Rivco Aero Pegs
I know it doesn't make sense to gain relief by moving closer to the head by for some reason it works for me -
I get my legs out of the radiator exhaust on these pegs (and Mick-o-pegs) and have a very comfortable ride.
I had highway boards on it before and was never really happy with them.

I also always wear long pants and boots when I am riding for hours on end - I commute in my work shoes but that ride is 13 miles


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