1190 ADV home made heat shield

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  1. Dearnla

    Dearnla Been here awhile

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    Well, I thought I'd share my home made heat shield "Build Diary" with y'all.

    I know I live in England and heat isn't usually a problem, BUT......

    Here's the LHS of the bike. Under the seat and at the sides of your thighs, there 's free airflow from the rear cylinder and exhaust header. So eventually the heat soaks into the seat and you have to ride along cowboy style for a bit of cooling air. Come the winter, nobody will complain.:rofl

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    There is space to fit a piece of thin plastic sheet behind the frame. I used a piece of card to cut a template on some black plastic modelling sheet 40 thou thick by 12" x 9" (30cm x 23).

    You'll see a couple of tie wraps holding wiring and plastic trays in place. These get cut, and holes drilled in the plastic (and shaped flat at the top) so that you can move the sheet up and replace the tie wraps, threading them through the sheet.

    I also drilled a couple of smaller holes so that I could tie wrap down the frame for a bit more rigidity (just behind my chain oiler).

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    On the RHS I had to weave the plastic sheet in and out of the frame pieces, using one tie wrap at the top and one on the strut, due to brackets for throttle cables.

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    Then, under the seat, I cut up some heat shielding bought off eBay for £10 (50cm x 25cm) and shaped it to cover most of the front of the seat, where the heat is transmitted up to.

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    The final finishing touch is a bit of draft-proofing foam tape to try and seal the gap between the front of the seat and the bottom of the tank, stuck just under where the orange plastic panels finish.

    Total Cost, around £15:clap

    I'll give it a good test tomorrow heading to Silverstone for the WSB open day event and let you know.
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  2. Frog uk

    Frog uk Been here awhile

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    Touratech will have a laser cut piece of ally out in a few days, probably only cost you 150 pounds, and it'll give you a bit more of that genuine adventure look that's so important.:rolleyes:

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  3. Tancakar

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    its better to be nice at £150 price tag.
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  4. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    if it works it will worth £150 this heat isnt good !
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  5. ColoradoBigfoot

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    That's cool you are going to the WSB race. Sure was a nasty crash in Moscow huh?
    If you can, please post up some pictures of neat bikes or groups of bikes (if you can). I ask because at MOTOGP-Austin this year there were areas where rows of similar bikes were parked. Cool looking at all of the types of riders as well.
    Have fun at the races!
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  6. umitc

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    I did the same with my seat; the seat became even warmer. The aluminun coating kept the heat on the seat. I can tell you, the bottom of the seat was as hot as you could fry eggs on. :-))))))

    In my opinion, the only way to save the balls is, to place a one piece heat guard between the top of the cylinder and the frame. This is my opinion; I have tried a lot of things with no success so far.
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  7. Babatad

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    Wow that's pretty resourceful and creative. Unfortunately even this kind of DIY is beyond my skill set. Would need a lesson on how to do this - I hope it works - do let us know if this reduces the heat. Really creative!!!
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  8. Dearnla

    Dearnla Been here awhile

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    If that's the case, that will be the next thing I do!!
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  9. umitc

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    Fry an egg? :-)))))
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  10. Babatad

    Babatad Been here awhile

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    A few rashes of bacon while you're at it please Dearnla. Lol.

    As I said I ride in really warm weather and its bearable even if I'd prefer not having the heat. If you are in cold weather I dare say this would be a bonus.

    Ok, off to get some marshmallows to roast them over my engine.
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  11. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Nice work. Consider using carbon fiber in your heat shielding if possible. I burned numerous pairs of pants on my 950's exhaust until I made my own C.F. heat shield. You can hold the C.F. heat shield without a glove when the bike is at full operating temperature:

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    I would think that you could make a C.F. heat shield for the new Adventure that wraps over the frame and under the seat that you could then remove pretty quickly when necessary.

    The other trick is going to be giving that heat some other way out. If you seal off the seat area, the heat may just build up.
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  12. Dearnla

    Dearnla Been here awhile

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    Well it was over 30 degrees yesterday riding to and from Silverstone and I think the heat shielding bodge is a success. :clap

    When I got off the bike, the seat was normal temperature and at the sides, I could tell the heat was much less. As I moved my hands forward, I could feel the cylinder head heat radiating.

    I think the heat dissipates fine when moving, so I've no worries about my mods.:1drink
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  13. umitc

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    :ear congratulations. :-)))
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  14. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a result
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  15. Babatad

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    Congrats!!! If you have some spare material and some instructions I'd buy it from you :) seriously because there is nothing I've seen for sale on the market to address this. Yet.
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  16. HeatXfer

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    2¢ here: When adding a heat shield be conscious of the possibility of trapping the heat. You may protecting your leg by concentrating the heat somewhere else. That heat has to go somewhere, better to redirect it than contain it.

    Create low pressure zones behind the the heat source, or direct air flow over it.
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  17. Babatad

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    Yesterday Hit temp of 33c and it got really warm on the adv 1190 especially when stuck in traffic and not filtering due to the large panniers. By the time I got done with my 40 min ride to the office I was drenched. Doesn't help that I had a riding jacket on - I hope KTM comes up with a solution.

    Rode my Honda NC700x to work instead today - not the same performance obviously but definitely cooler.
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  18. Tancakar

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    Today I find out that ktm sending heat shields all the dealers. My dealer (Croydon-inmoto) said they will arrive next week! I know the seat is getting hot but the main problem for me is the engine heat around my upper legs.

    Hope these things will make an improvement !
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  19. Babatad

    Babatad Been here awhile

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    Is this something that we owners need to pay for or can we expect a free fix?
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  20. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    Recall should be free
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