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    Heat shield for wire ideas

    I have a thin (maybe 20 gauge) wire which is very close to my exhaust pipe. Worried about it melting... it cannot be re reputed. Any ideas what I can use to cover this to protect? I went to an automotive performance store they these rolls of tape but itís $75 a roll


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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    I use tinfoil. If you are really concerned, use a bit of roxul and then tinfoil.

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    Canadian Tire adhesive muffler tape.

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    Asbestos
    ... oh wait, that stuff is frowned upon in this century. Glass fibre is the closest substitute I can think of, if in doubt, hit it with a propane torch first to test

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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    High heat shirink tubing is an option.But you would have to buy 3 ft of it.
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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    A pic would be helpful.

    If you're able to detach the wire I'd slide some silicone tubing over it. If not, then you can wrap it with adhesive-backed heat barrier.
    Can't we settle this over a pint?

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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    Take a pic and also what is the wire for?
    You certain it canít be re-routed?


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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    Sorry for the late reply guys
    The wire is for a fender eliminator led light. Essentially a plate light. I already stuck it on the plate with the double sided ďgorilla tapeĒ it came with

    Here is a photo. The end tip of the wires is currently loose and not connected to anything so in theory I could slide something over it

    I am also going to hopefully get some clearance (about half inch) by using washers to move the whole plate mount down a little. But I would still like to shield those wires




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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    If you're gonna mount the plate illegally, why even bother with the light
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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    DEI Reflective gold tape


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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    If the plate is where I think it is, I am with kestrel. I wouldn't bother with the light as it wont help you avoid a ticket.

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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    Replace the wire with a Teflon insulated one?

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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    HVAC metal foil tape may work to reflect-heat/insulate somewhat. Available at Home Depot or Lowe’s in the heating/ducts section.

    But I also concur with the previous responses about it not being worth the effort for that location.

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    I would recommend you cut the 2-sided tape and reposition the little light.

    and for goodness sakes get rid of the rust, motorcycles are not suppose to rust, that's a car thing. Also interesting to see all the negative responses to the tail tidy, I thought I was the only one who feels it's a terrible modification, highly advise you keep all the OEM brackets for the next owner or once you figure out it's not a great idea. Now you don't even have a good place to mount a rear facing camera.

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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    If the plate is where I think it is, I am with kestrel. I wouldn't bother with the light as it wont help you avoid a ticket.
    The plate it very visible, yes I may get a ticket but I have another on a similar bike which I have had no issues with in 4 years. I mean if I do get a ticket or a warning then yes I will replace it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    I would recommend you cut the 2-sided tape and reposition the little light.

    and for goodness sakes get rid of the rust, motorcycles are not suppose to rust, that's a car thing. Also interesting to see all the negative responses to the tail tidy, I thought I was the only one who feels it's a terrible modification, highly advise you keep all the OEM brackets for the next owner or once you figure out it's not a great idea. Now you don't even have a good place to mount a rear facing camera.
    The bike came with the rust. I picked it up off a friend.

    I am worried I will break the plastic bracket that holds the double sided tape while trying to remove


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    I use tinfoil. If you are really concerned, use a bit of roxul and then tinfoil.
    You mean put the roxul in the tinfoil and wrap around?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TK4 View Post
    Canadian Tire adhesive muffler tape.
    I looked on their website. Exactly which tape is this ?


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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingboy View Post
    High heat shirink tubing is an option.But you would have to buy 3 ft of it.
    Where is this sold ?


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    Re: Heat shield for wire ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwarider View Post
    You mean put the roxul in the tinfoil and wrap around?


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    That's the theory. Given your application, you probably want a better looking solution.

    I have a plastic fuel filter just above the headers in a car. With about a 2" gap and wrapped in tinfoil I never have any problems. Obviously when the headers are the hottest, the liquid cooling is also the highest so it is not directly comparable to your problem.

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