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Old 06-10-2009, 01:04 AM
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One of the clips on my front heat shield broke off.
I am wondering what happens to all the heat shields that are removed when a new exhaust system gets installed? Must be a big box of them somewhere?

If you have one in your garage, give me a PM for a sale.
Mine's a 98 but probably up to 05 will fit.

Old 06-10-2009, 08:42 AM
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Check out your local dealers and shops. Don't forget the swap meets. You can drill it and pop rivet it for a temporary fix. Hope this helps.
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Or just touch it with the MIG.
Old 06-10-2009, 12:17 PM
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Might have one, saw a pile of them in a shed I'm cleaning up for a friend yesterday. Got a close up picture of it?
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Or just touch it with the MIG.
Has anyone tried this?
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go to a hardware store and get a small stainless bolt, lock washer and a acorn nut. drill a hole through the clip and shield. put the stainless hardware in. done
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Was going to try welding it but never got around to it.
I JB Welded it, and that lasted until I started the bike...
then I just put a worm clamp around the whole heat shield.

Ended up getting a set of heat shields off ebay for $5 (+ $20 shipping)
Found out both heat shields were broken on the end clip. I guess 10 years will do that.

I still believe there must be hundreds of stock heat shiels somewhere, with all the full exhaust system replacements out there.
Old 01-14-2010, 09:10 PM
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There are boxes full of heat shields.....anything from Dyna's, Sportsters, and FLH models. Lots of dealers and indys have them.....just have to ask.
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Mine broke the heat shield right under the foot peg
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just run a polished stainless hoseclip around the outside of the head shield, nobody will even notice and it will outlast the exhaust system
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