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. <a href="http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/dearnla1/media/IMG_0450_zps157db76b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/dearnla1/IMG_0450_zps157db76b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0450_zps157db76b.jpg"/></a> 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). <a href="http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/dearnla1/media/IMG_0458_zps2082e4fe.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/dearnla1/IMG_0458_zps2082e4fe.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0458_zps2082e4fe.jpg"/></a> 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. <a href="http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/dearnla1/media/IMG_0459_zps42601bc0.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/dearnla1/IMG_0459_zps42601bc0.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0459_zps42601bc0.jpg"/></a> 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. <a href="http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/dearnla1/media/IMG_0457_zpsc2c73454.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/dearnla1/IMG_0457_zpsc2c73454.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0457_zpsc2c73454.jpg"/></a> 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 I'll give it a good test tomorrow heading to Silverstone for the WSB open day event and let you know.