It's just to shield the excessive heat from getting to your thighs. Unless you're doing track days..it would be better to have proper shielding at least. Then again, the heat is inevitable isn't it ? lol!
Removed these shieds first thing. Look cheap in my opinion. Kind of a pain to remove as you have to rotate the tank up to get the the screws that hold the subframe plastics in place which then attach to the plastic engine shields. Was worth the effort as I think it looks significantly better.
Will do, however I'm used to riding an old Buell that had an unprotected header that ran right by my right leg and under the seat. So I'm not sure I'd be the best source of feedback.
I've also been considering removing the heat shield under the seat and using exhaust heat tape instead. I'm not a fan of the look of the shield at all. Most of what I have read on the 1199 forums is that it is too hot in traffic conditions. My idiot brain says I'm probably used to it, so I'll disregard eventually and give it a try I'm sure.
Pic without the engine covers or a pic of the exhaust wrap? Here's a pic of the wrapped header under the seat. Guess it also shows what it looks like without the engine covers as well... Considering ceramic coating first and then wrapping. Some people don't like the look of the wrap, but I personally like it.
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