Originally Posted by wiswoodsguy
Am I the only 690 owner that hates the stock heat shields ??
I keep seeing them on everyones bikes and wonder why you still have them on there. IMHO they put the heat back towards the bike and creates or could possibly create all sorts of issues.
I carved mine down to less than half its original size and have had no issues with heat what so ever. Cool to the touch and no complaints from my passenger. In fact, Im going to shrink them down even further.
I know there are a few companies that created some carbon fiber ones - but they are modeled after the stock ones and still look hideous
Both mine eventually fell off, damn screws vibrated out all the time. I replaced em with the CF ones figuring they'd do better with the vibration. So far so good. I don't give a shit how they look, all that matters to me is that they work.