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Mid frame heat deflectors

  • binnsy
    binnsy
    5 months
    Had a crack at putting these mid frame deflectors on the SG today.  Fiddly as buggery, needed fingers like spaghetti.   Got them on in about an hour or so with the help of a magnetic pick up tool. I don't mind the look, will see if they work soon.    


  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    5 months
    They do work...not miracles but they do work.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    5 months
    You got the EITMS activated...that helps plenty as well
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    5 months
    A better (richer) tune certainly helps a lot re heat. But spose that risks new bike warranty these days 
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    5 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 24 May 2021 05:27 AM

    You got the EITMS activated...that helps plenty as well

    I did have it on but got sick of it coming on all the time. Not a fan
  • steelo
    steelo
    5 months
    Bloody hell young Binnsy, you've got the HD equivalent of a nuclear reactor between your legs designed purely to convert fossil fuel into noise, heat and power.
    The mid frame deflectors will help but on some days, in slow traffic, it WILL be unbearable.
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    5 months
    Quoting steelo on 24 May 2021 06:24 AM

    Bloody hell young Binnsy, you've got the HD equivalent of a nuclear reactor between your legs designed purely to convert fossil fuel into noise, heat and power.
    The mid frame deflectors will help but on some days, in slow traffic, it WILL be unbearable.

    Yeah first time I rode it from dealer to home it felt like I had that nuclear reactor in my pocket !!
  • Muzza Wa
    Muzza Wa
    5 months
    Try Captain Itch. Maybe they have a solution for you.  I bought the leather solution from them for my Fatboy Lo
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    5 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 24 May 2021 05:27 AM

    You got the EITMS activated...that helps plenty as well

    Quoting binnsy on 24 May 2021 06:14 AM

    I did have it on but got sick of it coming on all the time. Not a fan

    Theres a reason it comes on...just saying. Anyway it only comes on at idle, the very second you touch the throttle its back on two. My powervision shows me that just sitting waiting for the lights to change in QLD will activate the idle control. I haven't hooked up a temp gauge to my nuts but i think it helps to keep me cooler than both slugs creating heat.
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    5 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 24 May 2021 05:27 AM

    You got the EITMS activated...that helps plenty as well

    Quoting binnsy on 24 May 2021 06:14 AM

    I did have it on but got sick of it coming on all the time. Not a fan

    Quoting paulybronco on 24 May 2021 09:19 AM

    Theres a reason it comes on...just saying. Anyway it only comes on at idle, the very second you touch the throttle its back on two. My powervision shows me that just sitting waiting for the lights to change in QLD will activate the idle control. I haven't hooked up a temp gauge to my nuts but i think it helps to keep me cooler than both slugs creating heat.

    The issue I found with it was after sitting at idle for a while with it activated,  the bike occasionally back fired fairly substantially when I took off. Maybe it's a stage 4 thing and they don't like it. Not sure. Didn't appreciate the big beast kicking pretty hard when it back fired. 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    5 months
    Quoting binnsy on 24 May 2021 06:14 AM

    I did have it on but got sick of it coming on all the time. Not a fan

    Quoting paulybronco on 24 May 2021 09:19 AM

    Theres a reason it comes on...just saying. Anyway it only comes on at idle, the very second you touch the throttle its back on two. My powervision shows me that just sitting waiting for the lights to change in QLD will activate the idle control. I haven't hooked up a temp gauge to my nuts but i think it helps to keep me cooler than both slugs creating heat.

    Quoting binnsy on 24 May 2021 10:24 AM

    The issue I found with it was after sitting at idle for a while with it activated,  the bike occasionally back fired fairly substantially when I took off. Maybe it's a stage 4 thing and they don't like it. Not sure. Didn't appreciate the big beast kicking pretty hard when it back fired. 

    Never heard of that before but sounding like a tune problem....un burnt fuel in a red hot pipe when rear cycl kicks in.
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    2 months
    Bit of an update regarding these mid frame heat deflectors I fitted.
    I was expecting a minor change in getting my right leg fried whilst riding, nothing like I experienced.  My thoughts were they would be more of an on the move improvement sending the heat from the rear pot Rhinehart headers somewhere other than on my leg, downwards maybe.  They appeared to have done that.  What did surprise me was the fact that my right calf was no longer feeling like it was being arc welded whilst sitting at lights or in traffic whilst stationary.  I felt no heat at all, and purposely got myself into heavy traffic "no lockdown here on the surf coast"
    I cant explain why that little piece of plastic that sits well above the headers made the massive difference that it did, but it did. 
    The engine is a stage 4 and throws of a disgusting amount of heat whilst riding slow, but these things have worked a treat.  I'm sold.  Cheap fix...
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    2 months
    Biggest heat reducer for me was gutting the cat converter. The frame deflectors were effective
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    2 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 14 Aug 2021 10:55 PM

    Biggest heat reducer for me was gutting the cat converter. The frame deflectors were effective

    I believe the headers on Rhinehart duals is placed further down the pipe so the heat isnt as close to the rider.  ??
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    2 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 14 Aug 2021 10:55 PM

    Biggest heat reducer for me was gutting the cat converter. The frame deflectors were effective

    Quoting binnsy on 14 Aug 2021 11:08 PM

    I believe the headers on Rhinehart duals is placed further down the pipe so the heat isnt as close to the rider.  ??

    The cat isnt in the headers, its in the collector. Best mod i have done for heat reduction is to gut that cat.
  • Jersey
    Jersey
    1 month
    I put similar deflectors on a couple years ago and they were definately an improvement.  Very cheap way to reduce heat to legs especially being a short cunt like me that has legs close in to motor at stops.  An even better improvement for me anyway was new headers.  Never thought about or considered heat when I put the S&S header pipes on.  They route the rear cylinder pipe down and under the bike instead of behind the rear cylinder over the starter.  Much better on the right leg at lights.  With both of them on now definately better.  Only thing burning me now is the primary on really hot days at city traffic stop lights.  Might lower bike another 1/2 inch to get legs out a bit farther.
    Jersey
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    1 month
    Quoting Jersey on 06 Sep 2021 09:37 AM

    I put similar deflectors on a couple years ago and they were definately an improvement.  Very cheap way to reduce heat to legs especially being a short cunt like me that has legs close in to motor at stops.  An even better improvement for me anyway was new headers.  Never thought about or considered heat when I put the S&S header pipes on.  They route the rear cylinder pipe down and under the bike instead of behind the rear cylinder over the starter.  Much better on the right leg at lights.  With both of them on now definately better.  Only thing burning me now is the primary on really hot days at city traffic stop lights.  Might lower bike another 1/2 inch to get legs out a bit farther.

    Jersey

    Tried it out the other day for the first decent ride since fitting the deflectors, definitely made a big difference.  Much better than I thought it would for a couple of pieces of plastic.  
  • steelo
    steelo
    1 month
    Did you start the bike and go for a ride this morning Binnsy?  Mag 6 earthquake felt in rural Vic and se sa!
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    1 month
    Quoting steelo on 22 Sep 2021 01:20 AM

    Did you start the bike and go for a ride this morning Binnsy?  Mag 6 earthquake felt in rural Vic and se sa!

    Nah would've fallen off mate :-)  Was a fairly strong tremor !!
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    1 month
    I felt it in Canberra