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    Heatshield
    on: September 24, 2020, 04:08:12 pm
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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    Re: Heatshield
    Reply #6 on: March 09, 2022, 02:55:24 pm
    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
    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.
    Stop making sense

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    Re: Heatshield
    Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 11:04:27 pm
    Yesterday at 11:04:27 pm
    Just replaced mine today on a 2016 bike. It needed doing about 40K miles ago. (bike has now done 120K miles).

    It's a terrible design. Not only is it made from really poor metal but very badly painted.

    It's actually in 2 parts! The main front panel you can see directly behind footrest[/img] hanger is 50606MJMD60 cost around £130.00

    The piece that is fastened to the top edge (hidden underneath back of fuel tank) is 50204MJMD60 (this part rots away first) cost around £40.00.

    I found a used one from a first generation CR which fitted on ok. It only cost me £20.00 delivered from a breaker. You can't use the top edge piece in conjunction this way.

    I cable tied the front mounting point as the bolt hole didn't line up. It's on there solid!

    Bailey.

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    Re: Heatshield
    Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 11:07:56 pm
    Yesterday at 11:07:56 pm
    120k miles! That is a lot! I am just about half way.

    How is the rest of the bike holding up?
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