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I tried searching for this, but can't seem to find it. I'm looking to put a heat shield on my '06 SVS' stock muffler so that my passengers stop melting their shoes onto the pipe and don't worry about burning their pretty legs. :D

Any ideas? I've seen a bunch of heat shields for the pipe that passes right under the driver's right foot, but not for the much larger diameter muffler.

TIA~
 

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The stock SV can gets REALLY hot. I replaced it with a LeoVince SBK Evo II slip on. It still gets hot in the summer but I can hold onto it for about 5-10 seconds before it's too hot. In the winter months it doesn't get hot.

It's also pretty quiet if I want it to be (88 dB with all inserts = stock volume and road legal in Europe). If I leave the two baffles out, it's a very sexy rumble.
 

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The stock SV can gets REALLY hot. I replaced it with a LeoVince SBK Evo II slip on. It still gets hot in the summer but I can hold onto it for about 5-10 seconds before it's too hot. In the winter months it doesn't get hot.

It's also pretty quiet if I want it to be (88 dB with all inserts = stock volume and road legal in Europe). If I leave the two baffles out, it's a very sexy rumble.
My Leo Vince Tri Oval slip on sounds great... best part: It's (wrapped in, at least) carbon fibre. I can run my bike for long periods of time and give it about 2 minutes after I shut it down, and I can touch the muffler with my bare hand. It seems to not absorb heat so much... who knows where it goes. Perhaps the air I use for speaking.
 

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The thing is, I also want to maximize my fuel economy, and as I understand it putting on any aftermarket slip-on would reduce fuel economy.

Is that right? If yes, I'm going to have to stick with the stock. (Plus, I'm hoping some kind of heat shield will be cheaper than a slip-on.)
 

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I was worried about the same thing before I purchased the slip on but I get roughly the same mileage with the SO as I did with stock. Best MPG I saw with the stock can was 62 mpg and the best with my LeoVince was 61.5 (sexier sound means more revving). I average 52-55 in the cooler months and 55-60 in the warmer months.
 

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Fuel Economy??? I thought that was why I don't drive a car...
silversx80 definitely knows the score.. It sounds too good to shift!!
 

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My CF Yoshi RS3 was not warm enough the other day to warm up my hands so I had to grab onto the coolant hose when I arrived at my destination, and the bike was fully warmed up. In the summer, I could grab for a long time right after stopping.

I specifically got it to avoid burning my forearm when I'm wrapping a chain around the rear wheel.
 

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Hmm, I looked at some prices, slip-ons are way outside of what I want to spend on this problem... I'm thinking $100 or less (of course, the less the better).

Maybe it's time to learn to fab aluminum plates...
 

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It's attaching it to the can that I wouldn't know how to do. JBWeld the thing on, with some quarter inch spacers inbetween? Or maybe a clamp around the can, with the shield attached to the adjuster.

For $100, you might be able to get a welder to weld a shield onhopefully without damaging the can itself.
 

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It's attaching it to the can that I wouldn't know how to do. JBWeld the thing on, with some quarter inch spacers inbetween? Or maybe a clamp around the can, with the shield attached to the adjuster.

For $100, you might be able to get a welder to weld a shield onhopefully without damaging the can itself.
Clamp around the can with shield attached to the adjuster seems to be the way to go, that seems to be how other heat shields mount.

Like these, for cruisers: http://www.meancycles.com/Home.asp?BikeType=Cruiser&BikeModelID=0&AccCategoryID=2432

I could possibly just grab one of those, and get a bigger clamp.
 
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