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Vance & Hines 2-1 heat shield fell off

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Old 11-01-2011, 12:45 PM
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your bike is rejecting the pipe...LOL.

That's funny, good thing it's not rejecting the rider.
 
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Default V&H Big Radius 2-into-1 - heat shield fell off ...

I'm a bit peeved ... the rear heat shield on my V&H Big Radius 2-into-1 flew off my motorcycle when taking off at a light. It smashed in to the grill of PoS plastic car ... but has caused well over $1000 in damage to the car.

Upon retrieving my heat shield ... which is now seriously scratched up - when it was in immaculate condition ... it's clear that one of the 4 metal welds completely failed, and the remaining U bridges sheared off at the elbow.

It's clearly both sub-standard metal (either in the specification of the sizing of it, or likely chinese manufacturing) .... and sub standard welds.

No weld should fail like that.

And guess who's left holding the bill for the damages .... Not very easy to say "oh well lump it" when something like this happens.

V&H refuses to stand behind their product. They've lost a customer for life in me, that's for sure.
 
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My front HS broke welds... I was sitting at a light, and was hearing this clank,clank,clank at idle, thinking wth... look down and only one weld was hold my front shield on... managed to get it home.

The big Guy upstairs was with me that day because I found one on ebay.. brand new, for 20 bucks... didn't have to deal with V&H. Only problem I've had with it. However my next pipe, after the engine work I'm planning, won't be a V&H.
 
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:27 AM
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I have V & H 2 into 1 Pro Pipe on my SB and that was installed over 3 years ago now by myself and a buddy. Guess I'll be having a look at those weld points...
 
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