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I like my new exhaust... except for one thing. The heat shield is too small and allows too much heat to your leg at low speed. In 1st and 2nd gear at low speed, I think that there is not enough air flowing by to keep your leg from getting burned from the heat. This is radiant heat and needs to be shielded better. I am going to take measurements today to have my friend fab up a better heat shield for me. JMO

I'd like to hear from others who have the Barker exhaust to see what they think. I'll also call Eric at EHS tomorrow to let him know... I know that EHS does not make the exhaust, but he should know of any potential issues and pass that info on.

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Totally agree.Me and blkcruzer was talking about that. This winter wearing longjohns under my jeans it didnt bother me as much. I have done and burned holes in 3 pair of levis. moose racing makes carbon fiber heat shield you can put on behind the one that comes with it.They make a 6inch and 8inch one. I thought about taking the little barker one off and trying the stock honda header heat shield but havent tried it yet. the stock one will work with the fmf header.
 

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Just got back from 1st riding trip with the Barker system on. Awesome power and response! But it is very hot. I was going to try and fab a bigger shield out of some 16 or 14 gauge stainless.
 

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This isn't a Barker issue, Any large header will be close to your leg and generate radiant heat. They already offer a fix for this.. Ceramic Coating. I'm sure they could build a larger bulky heat shield but it would cost the same if not more than a coating.
 

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Riding pants and boots is all you need... I've never had a problem, and have never used a heat shield...

Even with a shield, it will still get hot.. When I first started riding, I would ride with jeans and what not... it's metal, it's not like it really prevents heat... but that's just me...
 

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Riding pants and boots is all you need... I've never had a problem, and have never used a heat shield...

Even with a shield, it will still get hot.. When I first started riding, I would ride with jeans and what not... it's metal, it's not like it really prevents heat... but that's just me...
i agree with riding gear on havent had a problem but with out even my dmc heats up quit a bit
 

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Isn't it the air that moves between the pipe and the shield that lowers the temp that you actually feel on your leg? I would think that as long as you were moving that a shield would have to help. I will try the riding pants and boots also and see if it helps me out, thanks.
 

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i have no shield on mine and have no problems, wear pants and riding boots like Caballos said and you will be fine
 

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The stock exhaust wasn't near as hot, and it sticks out farther than the Barker. I definately love this exhaust, but the extreme temps on the leg are not cool, I was figuring on finding a carbon fiber one or something this summer.
I have the ceramic coated version and I really couldn't tell you if it makes any difference than the non coated versions.
I really hope there is a solution because I don't want to have to wear riding boots and riding pants everytime I start it up! I live on an acreage, and we have another 20 acres about 3 miles from the house. It isn't something where I want to have to gear up for a 15 minute ride!!
 

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The stock exhaust wasn't near as hot, and it sticks out farther than the Barker. I definately love this exhaust, but the extreme temps on the leg are not cool, I was figuring on finding a carbon fiber one or something this summer.
I have the ceramic coated version and I really couldn't tell you if it makes any difference than the non coated versions.
I have to agree. I also have the ceramic coated head pipe and opted for it because of the heat from the stock pipe. I usually ride with jeans and 50/50 boots and the smell of burning flesh is not good... especially if it's my flesh. I find that this is only a problem at low speed as there is enough air flowing by at high speeds. The heat shield is only 5" long and does not wrap around enough... at the bottom of the pipe. The heat shield could be longer and could wrap around better at the bottom. (SEE ATTACHED PIC)

Others can burn their leg if they wish... For myself, I'll just fab up a different heat shield. Besides, if you replace the shield with one that wraps around better, it isn't any bulkier than the one that's on it already.

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I will look into making one up for you to try just send me a pm on where to ship it and we will see if we can't cure this issue.
 

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I will look into making one up for you to try just send me a pm on where to ship it and we will see if we can't cure this issue.

I have been thinking about getting a full exhaust, a larger heat shield on yours might send me over the edge. I am not real big on burns/cooking body parts myself.
 

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nothing wrong with 3rd degree burns when ur having fun! lol Tim is great, he will get it set up the way you want it
 

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I will look into making one up for you to try just send me a pm on where to ship it and we will see if we can't cure this issue.
PM sent.

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I have to agree. I also have the ceramic coated head pipe and opted for it because of the heat from the stock pipe. I usually ride with jeans and 50/50 boots and the smell of burning flesh is not good... especially if it's my flesh. I find that this is only a problem at low speed as there is enough air flowing by at high speeds. The heat shield is only 5" long and does not wrap around enough... at the bottom of the pipe. The heat shield could be longer and could wrap around better at the bottom. (SEE ATTACHED PIC)

Others can burn their leg if they wish... For myself, I'll just fab up a different heat shield. Besides, if you replace the shield with one that wraps around better, it isn't any bulkier than the one that's on it already.

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if it's that hot with ceramic coating you may be running lean
 

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if it's that hot with ceramic coating you may be running lean
That's exactly what I'd think as well. However, the EHS efi controller had been set for running without a quiet core and was a bit rich for running with a quiet core... Called Eric at EHS to make sure and made the corrections to their efi controller. I could tell that it was rich before and just called Eric to make sure.
Going to drop in a virgin plug (new) today and ride this weekend. Will pull the plug out Monday to see what it looks like and go from there.


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I will look into making one up for you to try just send me a pm on where to ship it and we will see if we can't cure this issue.
pm sent
 
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