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melting fairings?

Just bought a 05 cbr 1000 rr and installed a two brothers slip on exhaust on it. Found on another site that someone had the lower fairings start to melt on him. I never rode the bike stock, took it out today for about a half hour ride and was smelling something funny, figured it was the new exhaust breaking in, came home and checked the fairings, no melting but very hot, any one have any issues? I had a 954 before but never really checked the lower fairings. Thanks for your help
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Re: melting fairings?

Search ebay for fairing heat shield. They sell for like $5-$10 and solve that concern. Cut the shield to size and affix it along where the exhaust pipe is close to the plastic.
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Re: melting fairings?

Hi there,
Would this material work in place of the heat shield on an 07 blade as I've taken
Off the rear indicators / rego mount & also the heat shield, there seems to be plenty of space between the stock pipe & the under tail area.
No more road riding, getting it ready for track days only- can't keep my licence
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Re: melting fairings?

Factory fairings, or Chinese?
At any rate, any hardware store has an assortment of rolls of heat shielding tape. Works great.
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Re: melting fairings?

For what it's worth, I bought some of that self sticking heat tape, the kind that looks like that heat wrap at AutoZone, it stuck great, for a day, then I think the heat got to it and it fell off...
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Re: melting fairings?

Couple things you could do That i'd recommend is a heat shield, not running cheap fairings, and wrapping your headers in exhaust wrap. Might cost a little extra money to wrap the headers but it's definitely worth it in my opinion. I've had it done on all my bikes and it's helped with excess heat
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Re: melting fairings?

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Couple things you could do That i'd recommend is a heat shield, not running cheap fairings, and wrapping your headers in exhaust wrap. Might cost a little extra money to wrap the headers but it's definitely worth it in my opinion. I've had it done on all my bikes and it's helped with excess heat
That is always an option, but only if you are not running Titanium exhaust, if it is just a steel exhaust then you can get the wrap with SS ties on Ebay for pretty cheap.
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Re: melting fairings?

Thank you fellas, there's obviously many things to prepare for a track day?
As I mentioned, I'm far from ready, there's questions about what size chain & sprokets to use? Suspension set up? Without getting ahead of myself..
So any advice is much appreciated.
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Re: melting fairings?

You need to talk to someone with a similar bike that rides the track you're going to regularly, they would know what gearing you would need. Some tracks I ride i use stock gearing and another I ride at I use 2 down 4 up, so that really is going to come down to track. As far as suspension goes, well, find a shop that does that and have them set it up, you can set sag yourself with a couple friends, but the rest, I always leave to professionals.
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Re: melting fairings?

I've set the suspension firm for a putty rd ride once upon a time & it was too stiff for that old road, while it felt great on the turns, it bounced like hell in the fast stuff.
Now living in QLD & I'm sure it's willowbank I'll be first timing with, I'll look for a forum closer who may also have advice, if anyone has a 07 blade1000 please advise, thanks again fellas
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