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Heat Shield coming off...

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by lotus7, May 25, 2006.

  1. Well, with <2000km on her, the heat shield on the fairings has nearly completely come off :mad: I would not expect this kind of problem on a newish bike. So, does anyone know of a suitable adhesive that will not eat the plastic fairings but will hold the heat shield in place? Its right near the headers so I think its pretty much a requirement to prevent damage to the fairings...

    Im hoping to reuse the existing heat shield as:
    1) its already cut to the right shape
    2) ive tried 4 different stores and not been able to find the right stuff



    Any suggestions welcome.
     
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  2. If you bought it new i would be going back and making a scene at where you got it from.
    Thats really bad quality.
     
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  3. I considered that, but having seen the quality of work they do im not keen to take the bike back to them to resolve the problem.. Why did it come off? I suspect it has something to do with speed - but I could be wrong. Ive noticed all sorts of things that were never a problem on the Aprilia due to the gixxers speed... even velcro on helmet strap comes undone...
     
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  4. Heat shield damage - was it something like this?
    [img:500:299:20b2f93f5e]http://www.orlandosentinel.com/media/photo/2005-07/18675694.jpg[/img:20b2f93f5e]
    If so I'd get it looked into.
     
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  5. Actually, looks alot like ally foil on cardboard all scrunched up..
    Im thinking a plastic friendly araldyte should bond sufficiently to prevent the 'wind' catching the edges and lifting it up again.

    Luckily its still useable as the gixxer does not require re-entry into the earths atmosphere..
     
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  6. I can't remember the specific name, but there is a heatproof black adhesive made by Bostick for sticking sound deadening mats in car engine compartments. It stays sort of rubbery so vibration won't crack it like an epoxy.
     
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  7. Because of teh heat, I'd be looking at either a urethane (like Sikaflex) or maybe a soft setting gasket adhesive like Permatex.
    Another option could be good old high temp silicone, it makes a good adhesive.
    You'll need something with a bit of flexibility to it, Araldite won't have it, and also softens with heat.
    Make sure you degrease everything thoroughly.

    Regards, Andrew.
     
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  8. yeah i second the silicone, ive heard of it being used to seal head gaskets and what not. So heat = no issue.
     
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