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Title: Burned Pants with Agostini Exhaust?
Post by: bikensail on May 05, 2021, 11:06:16 AM
I am trying to decide between Mistral and Agostini long exhausts for my V7III.  One major difference is that the Agostini does not have a heat shield over the pipe just behind the foot pegs. The stock and Mistrals do.  I read somewhere that someone was burning their pants on this area and trying to find shields. It is right where you put your feet down when stopped.
I ride with loose Klim pants and would occasionally have a baggy rain suit regardless. Is this really an issue?
Title: Re: Burned Pants with Agostini Exhaust?
Post by: Dimitri_Harkov on May 05, 2021, 11:14:16 AM
I might be especially clumsy, but I wouldn't want to ride without those heat shields.

I routinely touch them and am happy that the damage is usually minimal or only a reminder to not put your leg there ;)
EDIT: I'm also quite small, that might be a factor too.

Cheers,
D.
Title: Re: Burned Pants with Agostini Exhaust?
Post by: kingoffleece on May 05, 2021, 12:35:58 PM
If you think it's an issue, go for the pipes with a heat shield.  I did burn a 'stitch on my Ago pipes-I'm now now careful.
Title: Re: Burned Pants with Agostini Exhaust?
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on May 07, 2021, 07:24:17 AM
They might be heat shields on the stock mufflers but they are also a fire source, the insulation under the shield burns very hot if ignited, ask me how I know.
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Title: Re: Burned Pants with Agostini Exhaust?
Post by: bikensail on May 07, 2021, 08:40:05 PM
Well I went for the Agostini ones because I like their shape better. I guess that I am going to buy or make some less obtrusive shields to cover those areas.  If anyone has seen some generic ones I would like your input. Thanks
Title: Re: Burned Pants with Agostini Exhaust?
Post by: 9fingers on May 10, 2021, 07:26:33 PM
I will be ordering some generic shields for my Agostin pipes any day now. Probably one of the ones postedcopied in the links.
Scott

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/444-082/cobra-2-1-4-diameter-chrome-heat-shield   - This one is USA made, which I prefer to the Chinese versionis.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202803058673?hash=item2f380117f1:g:5y4AAOSwlThdqoPH  - This one can be had for about $7 on Amazon if you want to wait till late June for them to arrive.
Title: Re: Burned Pants with Agostini Exhaust?
Post by: Mr Pootle on May 11, 2021, 08:02:12 AM
My eyes watered when I saw the heading, then I recalled that we're separated by a common language.