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Has anyone installed a Motosportz 'mid-pipe' guard on a TE? I've put a PU kit on an '08 450 and have burnt a hole clean through my riding pants. Was this designed/fabricated to alleviate such pant burning? Or is it just for aesthetics for a stock set-up? I never rode my 450 without the PU kit and would not know whether or not that mid-pipe would burn holes when stock. Thanks.

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Yes on all.

Yes, it designed to stop you burning things, pants, boots, fingers, small children. So is the Uptite heat shield - and much less effectively - the Husky one.

Yes it does improve aesthetics - primarily by stopping your pipe from looking like you've coated it in burned plastic. This: doubleU x 3 DOT pirieperfprod DOT com / p34strokepipeguard DOT html will prevent you from coating the rest of your pipe as well.

You can also wrap your pipe to prevent the inadvertent plasticizing of your exhaust (and nominally improve performance).

The stock TE set up will do it too, so does the TXC, and the TC (and the KTM and YamaKawaHonZuki).

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Try and do this:

With this 1/8 inch of SS and a couple of SS hose clamps and SS bolts and nuts.

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Make this, or buy one.

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Its a direct fit to the Arrow can now.

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Thanks for the tips - I will look into P3 and the garage self-fabrication. I'm not running an Arrow Pipe although I'm sure I can find something to fit...and stop burning holes through my gear.

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The Motosportz and Uptite guards really are great though and may provide some protection from falls in addition to heat protection like some self fabricated ones do.

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I burned my good fox pants on the pipe on my 08 TE450. I added the Motosports exhaust guard and the problem is fixed.

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Has anyone installed a Motosportz 'mid-pipe' guard on a TE? I've put a PU kit on an '08 450 and have burnt a hole clean through my riding pants. Was this designed/fabricated to alleviate such pant burning? Or is it just for aesthetics for a stock set-up? I never rode my 450 without the PU kit and would not know whether or not that mid-pipe would burn holes when stock. Thanks.

The header pipe's factory guard doesn't cover the whole pipe on the left side of the engine and some of us have had it smoke our pants either while riding or having the bike fall on us. The pirie carbon guard looks useful for that as well. Good luck.

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The header pipe's factory guard doesn't cover the whole pipe on the left side of the engine and some of us have had it smoke our pants either while riding or having the bike fall on us. The pirie carbon guard looks useful for that as well. Good luck.

Ya, the Pirie Performance Products stuff is really top notch... it's made from Carbon Fiber / Kevlar and really does a great job protecting the bike and keeping heat off of you and your riding gear.

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I really like the looks of the ones on Huskyrips bike, they probably do a great job to.

I would shy away from the skid plate/bash gaurd. This motor needs the help of the little bit of air it gets to keep it cool, so I have the Up-Tite one on my bike and made the pipe gaurd to match it. IMO.

Up-tites gaurd is good to but, if I can tinker in my shop and do it myself I go that route.

Nice looking bike HR. :)

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Thanks for all the help and responses - Is there a website to view the Up-Tite pipe guard(s)? Thanks again, looking forward to more replies and info.

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Thanks for all the help and responses - Is there a website to view the Up-Tite pipe guard(s)? Thanks again, looking forward to more replies and info.

No, don't think so.

Found it! In this link, the poster "Fast1 and jr50kid" both have the Up-tite gaurds. They also have the bash plate just not a good shot. That is the post I was looking for earlier. "No time."

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=650605

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I think Uptite has the best skid/bash plate...hands down

I had the Motsportz mid-pipe heat shield guard and it worked fine but vibrated (bikes biggest flaw) off one day w/o me knowing my pants were burned bad!!!

I bought the Pirie (P3) shield and while it looks the best, my patched pants still got burnt....TWICE. The heat burned straight thru the patch and expanded the hole in my pants, all in less than (1) whole day of riding. I'm going to have to remove it to save my pants. I'm going to order another Motosportz model, even though it doesn't look nearly as nice.

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I just installed the motosportz heat shield. Very well made, looks great and best of all it solved the burning pants issue. The heat shield is much cheaper than my three pairs of new thor riding pants.

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The motorsportz mid pipe guards are good but not perfect. I have had mine for about a year. It developed cracks around the bolt holes and is about to fall off. Don't know if I will replace it with another motorsportz guard.

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can you provide a link,for the carbon stuff I have the moto pipe gaurd and I like it but I would love to have the front pipe gaurd very cool thanks

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The motorsportz mid pipe guards are good but not perfect. I have had mine for about a year. It developed cracks around the bolt holes and is about to fall off. Don't know if I will replace it with another motorsportz guard.

I would contact kelly he will probably replace it for free. :p

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can you provide a link,for the carbon stuff I have the moto pipe gaurd and I like it but I would love to have the front pipe gaurd very cool thanks

P3 website..... w w w . P i r i e P e r f P r o d . c o m

I bought the Pirie (P3) shield and while it looks the best, my patched pants still got burnt....TWICE. The heat burned straight thru the patch and expanded the hole in my pants, all in less than (1) whole day of riding.

I've been using P3 Carbon/Kevlar pipe and boot guards for years and have never burned a hole in ANY of my riding gear or BOOTS. Actually I find this statement hard to believe because the reason I put it on was for safety! In the past I have burnt my skin accidentally when I touched the pipe while doing a quick repair on the trail, WITH THE P3 PIPE GUARDS this doesn't happen! The pipe guards are heat shields and YES... THEY REALLY WORK!

JustSaying

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