Originally Posted by johnno950
Mate i got a set of akros on the se,i have not got the heat insulation shielding fitted (new oem rear cowl) and there has been no melting or heat damage done to my bike.
This is true w/ no soft luggage usage or luggage used w/ racks.
However, if you use a Giant Loop or similar "rackless" luggage system, you'll want shielding, even for where just the heat shield touches the plastic. I use a GL Mojave & Great Basin & the foil combined w/ their included heat shield does the trick.