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HELP !!!

Is anybody else having a problem with the slash down pipes on your Kingpin or any other model?

I keep getting burned on the inside of my right leg.

When I stop, if I don't kick out my Right foot right away or leave my foot on the floorboard, I get burned.

I already burned a hole on my black jeans and left polyester on the pipes from my polyester - wrinkle free - trousers which I was wearing one day.

I haven't been able to remove the polyester from my pipes.

Will my leather chaps stick to the pipes if I wear them?

I'll be out of town for the next four days but I'll look for replies when I get back.

Thank you.

petey
 

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Insulating Exhaust Wrap

One option to at least consider would be insulating exhaust wrap.

http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/p_colored_exhaust_wrap.php

By the way, I've never used any wrappers before, so I'm only suggesting this as an option you might want to explore and see if it's right for you.
 

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BTW, leather doesn't melt. thumb up

You might still get burnt, but it won't stick.

~SM
 

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I have melted snow pants on my slash pipes.They also have discolored two sets of leathers and my daughter sat on my bike after I rode it and burned her leg.Slash pipes are cool looking but are a pain in the butt. I love the look, the sound is pretty good,though a little too loud for me, performance is good with them though.
I have a 2 into 1 I will put on after I get my new pistons and cylinders installed.Hopefully the 2 into 1 will be a little more forgiving.
 

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I have melted snow pants on my slash pipes.They also have discolored two sets of leathers and my daughter sat on my bike after I rode it and burned her leg.Slash pipes are cool looking but are a pain in the butt. I love the look, the sound is pretty good,though a little too loud for me, performance is good with them though.
I have a 2 into 1 I will put on after I get my new pistons and cylinders installed.Hopefully the 2 into 1 will be a little more forgiving.
Glad to hear that leather will not stick.

I don't mind the discoloration.

Sorry to hear about your daughter getting burned. Hopefully it wasn't too severe.
 

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Heat shields

Running a Yamaha FJR I came across this thread many years ago:

http://fjrtech.com/getdbitem.cfm?item=44

Doing a google search shows these Cobra Heat Shields (and some others) are still around, for example:

http://www.meancycles.com/Home.asp?BikeType=Cruiser&BikeModelID=0&AccCategoryID=2432

Don't know how they will do on curved pipes.

tom

edit: These pipes have heat shields, perhaps you can buy them separately:

http://www.rpwusa.com/RPW-USA-customer-info-installation-directions-slash-pipe.htm

I searched google with <"heat shields" +slash pipes> (ignore the < >)
 

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Running a Yamaha FJR I came across this thread many years ago:

http://fjrtech.com/getdbitem.cfm?item=44

Doing a google search shows these Cobra Heat Shields (and some others) are still around, for example:

http://www.meancycles.com/Home.asp?BikeType=Cruiser&BikeModelID=0&AccCategoryID=2432

Don't know how they will do on curved pipes.

tom

edit: These pipes have heat shields, perhaps you can buy them separately:

http://www.rpwusa.com/RPW-USA-customer-info-installation-directions-slash-pipe.htm

I searched google with <"heat shields" +slash pipes> (ignore the < >)
Thanks, I e-mailed RPW and asked them about a shield.

I'm waiting for a reply.
 
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