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Offline RugbyPod

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Heatshield
on: September 24, 2020, 04:08:12 PM
On my new (used) purchase of a 2015 VFR800X, the heatshiled is showing signs of corrosion. I've looked online for a replacement part, is this something that you can get or is it even worth trying to replace?


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Re: Heatshield
Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 05:23:13 PM


For clarity, this is the heat shield I mean...

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Re: Heatshield
Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 06:37:56 PM
It's a known weak spot, sadly.

I've heard some folk remove it and not bother replacing it, others try to fix it by spraying with various things.

I'm sure you could buy a replacement if you wanted.
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Re: Heatshield
Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 06:42:14 PM
Hello,

the part number is: 50606-MJM-D60

https://de.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/view/50606MJMD60 - that thing is around £140

maybe its a better idea to spend a couple of idle hours unmounting it and polishing it up as Skids said.

Lars


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Re: Heatshield
Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 06:55:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Skids [+]
It's a known weak spot, sadly.

I've heard some folk remove it and not bother replacing it, others try to fix it by spraying with various things.

I'm sure you could buy a replacement if you wanted.

Cheers Skids.

As with my other list. I’ll see what it’s like once I have her and decide from there. :)

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Re: Heatshield
Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 06:56:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Lars [+]
Hello,

the part number is: 50606-MJM-D60

https://de.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/view/50606MJMD60 - that thing is around £140

maybe its a better idea to spend a couple of idle hours unmounting it and polishing it up as Skids said.

Lars

Wow! 140 sheets! I’ll defo go that route first if I think it needs it.

Offline John Oven

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Re: Heatshield
Reply #6 on: March 09, 2022, 02:55:24 PM
My heatshield is badly corroded too - apparently it's very common on higher mileage bikes. It's expensive but probably worth replacing as it's the rear brake hoses that it's protecting and, I'm assured, there's a real danger of damaging them and losing braking if the heat shields aren't intact!
Last Edit: March 09, 2022, 02:58:18 PM by John Oven

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Re: Heatshield
Reply #7 on: March 09, 2022, 04:18:10 PM
If mine goes bad, I think I am going to try to make one in glassfibre/epoxy.

But at nearly 80.000km it is still in good shape luckiky.
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