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Old 12-28-2011, 05:57 PM   #183
JRWooden
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The heat shield...............

Ok gang....


Cush suggested that 4 ties would make for neater job - one at each end and one on each side of the dog-leg ... I agree 4 ties is better, I'll kit it out that way.
At $20 this is likely the cheapest farkle I'll have on the bike ...

I need to get 10 - 12 folks interested to make it work, I've got three so far... If you want one let me know,
the stuff is a bit cheaper than I thought, if first class USA postage is OK with everyone I can include that in the $20 kit price. What you would get is 4 stainless steel ties 3/16" x 8" long and an ~ 12" x 3" piece of the 1/4" think heatshield material which will give you about a 2/3 wrap around the pipe or you can trim it narrower if you wish...
I'll play with it when I get it....


Honestly I don't know how much it will help, there may be something else going on here...
shut style regulators are quite common so root cause might be some design flaw.......but a rise of 10 degrees celcius doubles the rate of most chemical reactions, likely including the heat-related aging of the stator insulation, so while the root cause may lie elsewhere I think this is a good idea for $20....

If you want in PM me, and if I get enough interest y'all can PayPal me the money and I'll get us set up, it really doesn't seem cost effective without about 10 folks ...



Jim
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