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post #1 of 5 Old 01-20-2018, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Giant Loop Great Basin Bag & Shield??

Bought a Giant Loop Great Basin Bag on clearance as it was old stock/style.

It came with an aluminum heat shield for the exhaust, do I need to use it as my 2016 KLR already has a heat shield?

Hot Springs GRANDE Heat Shield exhaust protection for motorcycles

Are there other forum members out there using the GLGB bag? Did you add the 2nd heat shield?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-20-2018, 12:15 PM
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Generally speaking, you can NEVER have too much heat shield for saddle bags!

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Generally speaking, you can NEVER have too much heat shield for saddle bags!

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Amen Brother! Preach On!
Heat shields are like cash. Hard to have too much - too little is sad.
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Understood.

I think I'll add the heat shield to the area of the muffler that is below the side rear cover, see attached photo. My reasoning is the plastic side cover hasn't been affected by the heat from the exhaust, so this area should be adequate. The exposed area below is close to the lower attachment point for the GLGB bag.
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Understood.

I think I'll add the heat shield to the area of the muffler that is below the side rear cover, see attached photo. My reasoning is the plastic side cover hasn't been affected by the heat from the exhaust, so this area should be adequate. The exposed area below is close to the lower attachment point for the GLGB bag.
I have much experience melting bags and items in the bags (inner tube). Now I have metal shielding with insulation beneath in both areas in your photo. I also ran a piece of 1/2" pipe along the muffler under the plastic side cover to hold the cover out and allow air flow to remove the heat.

No more melted bags or contents.
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