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Old 06-05-2015, 02:09 AM   #1
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Leg Protection for Pillion Passenger

Hello all.

Does anyone out there make some kind of muffler cover for the 800gs?. Possibly something that clips to the small guard welded to the foot peg stem just in front of the muffler and curves over the front of the muffler a little bit just to give a little extra protection for a passengers leg. If anyone has a link to any available products that would be great. Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:38 AM   #2
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What's a pillion or am I a real selfish prick

Seriously, though, I am sure I have seen a heat shield on ebay or similar. Strap on type.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:23 AM   #3
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My pannier frame covers mine.

A pillion is that person you lied to in order to misappropriate the funds to buy the bike.

She then forces herself to go everywhere with you, no matter how far off road, how cold, how muddy, how wet....she is going to make sure you suffer.

You in turn, take her to all these places and force yourself to like it.

Then one day, the two of you find that you actually enjoy doing this together. A confusing, conflicted time follows. You start spending ridiculous amounts of money and effort to get the bike to do better in off road situations involving a pillion.

Slowly but surely you lose your mind.
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:53 AM   #4
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Eh?

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She then forces herself to go everywhere with you,
Actually youre right Snowy. She does want to go everywhere with me. Fortunately shes not the one I had to tell BS to to get the bike. Its my 9 year old daughter!. She got on the back for a ride a few days ago, wasnt wearing socks and burnt her ankle. I had to promise her that I would get a protector for the muffler.

Actually....might be cheaper to buy her a pair of socks
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:04 AM   #5
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Yeah, the standard muffler gets bloody hot. I melted the leg of my MX pants on mine when I did an unorthodox dismount in some blackberries.

My straight through muffler didn't get anywhere as hot. But it was a wee bit noisy.

My iPhone said it was 104db at idle. Measured 1m back, and 1m to the side.

So the standard muffler went back on.

One of the alloy heat shields they do for trail bikes would do the trick.

Or bend some alloy sheet into the same sort of radius, then blind pop rivet it with some washers underneath for spacing.

I made a muffler for my DR out of a WR450 muffler, and used blind rivets to attach the heat shield and mounting bracket. It survived years of abuse. I didn't like the idea of rivets, so I used some 6mm stainless ones. Never any issue.
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:27 AM   #6
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Here is one from
wunderlich.http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/ins...ns/8500129.pdf
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:38 AM   #7
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My pannier frame covers mine.

A pillion is that person you lied to in order to misappropriate the funds to buy the bike.

She then forces herself to go everywhere with you, no matter how far off road, how cold, how muddy, how wet....she is going to make sure you suffer.

You in turn, take her to all these places and force yourself to like it.

Then one day, the two of you find that you actually enjoy doing this together. A confusing, conflicted time follows. You start spending ridiculous amounts of money and effort to get the bike to do better in off road situations involving a pillion.

Slowly but surely you lose your mind.
She has her own bikes, and carries the tent, or she wouldn't be invited
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:46 AM   #8
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Loose the stock exhaust.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:44 PM   #9
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I put an English made Quill on mine. Half the weight, smaller diameter and a lovely deep note that in no way would break any db tests.

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Old 06-05-2015, 04:12 PM   #10
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In all honesty I wouldn't worry about the heat shield or socks but I would get your daughter a good pair of above the ankle motorcycle boots. A much better investment.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:39 PM   #11
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New I'd seen one.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rear-muff...item43ddd7306e
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:15 AM   #12
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Thanks Rider, but at $85 australian I would have to say no
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:33 AM   #13
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Might be a market!

Try giving Ballards a call in Penrith. Can't see it in the new cattledog but I'm sure they had some around the $30 mark.

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Thanks Rider, but at $85 australian I would have to say no
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