Is the under tail heat shield really necessary? -
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Is the under tail heat shield really necessary?

I'm finally part of the CBR family as I got my new (to me) has a full Yosh RS5 on it. To me, even after riding for a couple of hours, the muffler doesn't seem to get really too hot...not melting plastic hot and none of it is touching any part of the under tail.

The under tail has that nasty heat shield/foil stuff stuck all over the tail. I am going to remove all of it and was wondering how many of you guys with the Yosh (or any exhaust for that matter) run it without any heat shield? Thoughts?

I don't really think it's necessary, but...
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You really don't need it. I've run my CBR without the heat shields on using the stock system, a Leo Vince slip on and a full system and have never had any issues with heat at all.

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I don't have it, have aftermarket exhaust, and removed the heat shield from the side too.

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