heat shields thunderheader

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by sambo725, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. sambo725

    sambo725 Member

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    08 flhx,2 into 1 thunderheader. do heat shields on thunderheader make noticeable reduction of HEAT!!!!
     
  2. 89 FXRS

    89 FXRS Active Member

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    Yes the shields make a big difference as far as the heat coming up from the rear cylinder pipe - besides that, the chrome that comes on those pipes leaves a lot to be desired and the shields hide almost all of the discoloring (which is very common on the Thunderheaders)
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I have a theory on heat shields, IMO not only do they hide the discoloration of the pipes, they also retain more heat in the pipe to help the low pressure scavenging of the exhaust pulse waves
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Why not install mid frame heat deflectors under seat.