My Bags are pretty close to the exhaust, which made me nervous that at one time or another I would melt part of the bag. I know it has a sacrificial pad, but I would rather not melt anything. I had a piece of this adhesive heat shield
left that I had used on my Jesse bags on my 1150. It seems to work pretty good on this Wolfman bag as well. It will keep some of the exhaust heat away from the content of the bag as well.