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FakeName 10-15-2012 08:01 PM

Will my 990 need Giant Loop heat shields?
 
Next week I'm flying to a cold, damp northern city to pick up my new-to-me 2011 990adv. It is my intention to throw my Giant Loop Coyote over the back of it and hit the road home asap. And the GPS, XM etc.

It occured to me that I have no idea if the 990 will need the Giant Loop Heat Shields.

Can anyone *with experience* with this combination (I'm quite capable of guessing, assuming, using clairvoyance) that can answer this question? If I do, I need to order them and ship them to the bike right away so they're there on my arrival.

Thank you.

sonoran 10-15-2012 08:31 PM

You'll need something to keep the bag from hitting the exhaust. GL shield is the easiest.

DeepInIt 10-15-2012 08:57 PM

Easier to crush a coke can and stuff it underneath.

Cycleman4 10-15-2012 09:03 PM

I don't
 
I Rode A LOT of dirt last month getting to the KTM rally and did not use one. I had no issues. Your call however.

Katoom119 10-15-2012 09:22 PM

Nope. I've got the Great Basin bag and if you put it on the seat itself the bag rests on the rear panels.

xcflyn 10-15-2012 09:27 PM

As mentioned, if you put it where the passenger sits you are good to go. If you ride with a passenger you will most likely need them. Personally I like the coke can idea as I am not fond of clamping stuff to my exhaust.

rburkat 10-15-2012 10:08 PM

Well here is what happened to my side panel when I didn't have a shield on my GL
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/8579163/?s6

FakeName 10-15-2012 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rburkat (Post 19827071)
Well here is what happened to my side panel when I didn't have a shield on my GL
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/8579163/?s6

Yeah, I did something similar on my 525.

Did a job on the bag, too.

Jim Colombotos 10-15-2012 11:29 PM

Small problem...just buy some heat shields and enjoy the ride without drama !

Katoom119 10-16-2012 06:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rburkat (Post 19827071)
Well here is what happened to my side panel when I didn't have a shield on my GL
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/8579163/?s6

Hmm....haven't seen that before. I need to look at mine when I load it up again and check on that.

Grinderman 10-16-2012 07:38 AM

Nope. Ridden many thousands of miles with a coyote combined with a duffle on lots of dirt and pavement. Coyote runs flatter then the great basin. Only suggestion is to throw some tape on the side panels if you do not want to scratch them. This is a great setup on the katoom:deal

rburkat 10-16-2012 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FakeName (Post 19827212)
Yeah, I did something similar on my 525.

Did a job on the bag, too.

Yeah my bag had a nice hole in it too. Not sure if I want to tell you why that hole is nice and round, and the shape of a MSR fuel cylinder that I happened to have packed at that location in the bag and was getting direct contact with muffler making it nice an hot. :) So get the shield

kamanya 10-16-2012 11:36 AM

(spam alert)

These will be ready in a few weeks time.

Carbon Kevlar side panels

http://kamanya.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...DSCN3008-L.jpg

ALLAWYN 10-16-2012 12:07 PM

I am from South Africa, bought 990R in Feb2012 in Capetown, flew down with only Giant Loop great basin, did long way round back home, mostly dirt roads, witout a pillion, 3000km+

I will never fit the GL with out its own shileds

snowhawk jockey 10-16-2012 12:57 PM

I ran with no heat shields for a few years and had no problems. Then I stuffed an item haphazardly into my GL and it shifted the load just enough to toast the corner of the bag.

USE THE HEAT SHIELDS!!


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