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hyotouring

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Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« on: June 23, 2010, 02:46:28 PM »

I'm thinking about making a heat shield/foot rest to go on the muffler to keep the bottom of my shoe from melting. It's not a big deal on short rides, but on longer rides I find myself wanting to rest the heal of my foot down a little and I hit the muffler.  I'm thinking of building an "L-shaped" bracket, but I'm not sure what metal to use or if there is something better -- maybe a heat resistant fabric or an aftermarket part I can modify. I'm just looking for ideas and/or recommendations. Thanks!

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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 03:45:49 AM »

Ceramic?  ;p.  Jk.  Wouldn't a stainless steel item be best; that for lack of oxidative damage and aesthetics?
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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 04:57:26 AM »

Wrap the exhaust with fiber? :)
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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 06:38:33 AM »

Why just not to try sitting deeper on the tank?
When I started with Hyo - always had burned shoes, then bought sidi b2 and now grabbing the peg with
the back side of the shoe flat.
IMHO, its safer (same as You will keep hand on brake lever) and even more comfortable after all.
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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 02:39:35 PM »

toofat,

normally i ride as close to the tank as my nuts will allow, but on long stretches of hwy i need to switch positions back and forth so I don't get so tired of sitting. One of the things that helps is to move my feet back as shown in the image. On the left side it's no problem, but on the right side I need to use something so I don't burn my shoes.

that said, I think you're right about being safer. my boots have an angled heal so it catches the foot peg just right and it is nice to ride that way, especially on shorter rides in the city. I like to tour on my hyo and i'm trying to make it more comfortable for long rides.
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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 05:09:28 PM »

Ok :)

My travel time varies from 40 min to 2 hours without stop, so maybe I'm not getting so tired.
As a solution:
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FIBERGLASS-EXHAUST-HEADER-WRAP-2-X100-BLACK-TURBO-TAPE-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem53e085df6aQQitemZ360249155434QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

I saw this on some cruisers with far front controls placement... they wrap exhaust to protect legs.
Maybe give it a try?
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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 09:16:36 PM »

Mine: Piece of aluminium and three snowmobile rivots to prevent rusting:

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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 03:59:41 AM »

Cali, that's pretty cool. I would think that riveting a piece of alum on there is not enough...is there some space between the exhaust and the piece? Also, what tank grips do you have on your bike?
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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 12:28:06 AM »

If you need more heat exchange difference, put some steel wool between it before rivoting down.

It cools considerably compared to the high temp paint portion of the stock exhaust.



I have stompgrip on the tank.  I had to trim to fit.

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Re: Heat Shield / Foot Rest
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 05:44:52 AM »

at cali:  that is a great idea i think you just solved the melted boot problem i have with my daughter when she rides with me on my suzuki M50
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