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post #1 of 22 Old 04-12-2007, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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I recently got some soft saddlebags but unfortunately they will be resting on my Leo Vince exhausts, which get really hot while riding. In researching options to keep them off the exhaust, my fiance suggested cutting and fitting some of that silicone bakeware stuff and attaching it to the part of the bag that will be resting on the pipes. I think it's a great idea but am not knowledgable enough about silicone to know if it will effectively keep the heat from coming through. Any silicone experts out there?

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post #2 of 22 Old 04-12-2007, 12:34 AM
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That stuff may work. All you need to do is to check out the specs. I believe they are good for several hundred deg.

You could probably use some aluminized tape that they use to insulate different parts of vehicles (exhaust as an example). It usually has a sticky side. Stick it to you bags with aluminum side facing muffler. If one layer won't do it try 2.

Another alternative is sw-motech "universal" (www.sw-motech.com) side mounting kits that should allow you mount almost any (popular) case you wanted to.

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I think if you could make some type of aluminum bracket to stand off the exhaust you would be better off. I have seen some at other sites that looked good. Then you have the airspace to faciliate keeping everything cool.
If you choose the bakeware idea, try a high temp RTV silicon, (I think they have black, but seem to remmeber seeing allot of funk off red colors for this app.) perhaps a header or exhaust type from permatex, then apply to both sides, the bake ware and the bag. First use the backing you have from the bakeware as a template. Using some type of delible marker, draw the outline or pattern onto the bag contact area, then clean the bag throughly with Cotol http://www.aerostich.com/product.php...cat=401&page=1
or perhaps rubbing alcohol, depending on what they are made of. I am assuming denier. Then use a short brissle stiff nylon brush work the ATV into the denier, apply another portion to the Bakeware, then put it ont the bag, maintain pressure for a period of time with soemthing like a large book.

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Air is a good insulator. It's light and cheap.

I think the idea of an air gap is excellent. After all, Mrs. Suzuki installed two of them there when she built your DL1000.

If you still have those stock plastic shields, and can fasten them to the new mufflers, I think you will have a winner. In my opinion, those shields are made to get scuffed. They are a cinch to repaint.

I understand the left ones are a bitch to remove and install, but I don't have one of those.

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i'd go with exhaust wrap, which you can buy from JC Whitney:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/B...8048142/VT-sch

i used it on the exhaust headers of a triumph sprint, to hide how beat up they were. works great.
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I have the exact same problem! I just bought some Nelson-Riggs bags but I have a Staintune pipe on my bike with no heat shield.

If you come up with a relatively cheap solution, please let me know.

I'm going to try and make a stand-off with some scrap aluminum from the metal shop here at work. If that works well, I'll take some pics and show you what I come up with.

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I recently got some soft saddlebags but unfortunately they will be resting on my Leo Vince exhausts, which get really hot while riding. In researching options to keep them off the exhaust, my fiance suggested cutting and fitting some of that silicone bakeware stuff and attaching it to the part of the bag that will be resting on the pipes. I think it's a great idea but am not knowledgable enough about silicone to know if it will effectively keep the heat from coming through. Any silicone experts out there?
Here's a solution that NoVa-strom came up with. Granted, it's on one side of a 6fiddy, but you get the idea...

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...t=soft+luggage

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Wee-Willie,

That is pretty much what I'm going to attempt.

BigTallGuy,

The only problem I could see with the silicone idea would be that if you have silicone in contact with heat, it will heat up. It won't melt, but it may get hot enough to melt the soft bag. I don't know how hot it will get, but from experience with a silicone oven mitt, if you hold on to a hot pan for a while, the mitt gets HOT!

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Oh Yeah, before Heavy says it, "Use the Search fuction at the top of the page". The link you see above was the the result of a "Show Posts" for "Soft Luggage".
No Hostility meant... Search is your friend!!

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Yeah, I searched but am trying to come up with something that will be easily removable (without tools) since I won't ride with the bags on all the time. I had another idea of putting together some type of clamp to mount on the passenger hand holds with some aluminum or something going down over the pipes from there. I gotta go to the hardware store and browse.....

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