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Hello. I'm a new member to the forums and would sincerely appreciate some recommendations/information for a header pipe heat shield. I recently purchased a rebuilt 2008 Honda 400EX. I have already added a new Tusk footshift lever and aftermarket front bumper. It has a full Empire exhaust on it. So now I'm trying to decrease the chances of my oldest son getting burned, besides pants, while riding. I've been looking, but haven't found many options yet.
What is the community using?🤔
Any information beyond wrap/tape would be appreciated!
Thank you in advance!✌
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Unfortunately, you have a racing pipe on a sport machine - if the manufacturer does not offer a heat shield, it's up to you to fabricate one. I would have some threaded nuts welded to the pipe and fashion an aluminum shield to be bolted to the nuts or better yet - a good set of MX boots - I have Gaerne boots for my riding - they were about $500, but they protect me from the head pipe on my race bike and that pipe runs red hot 90% of the time, but I had to shop for MX pants with a leather insert at the right knee because I got tired of melting holes in my pants at and below the knee.
 

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I have a stock headers and actually took off my heat shield because I put exhaust wrap on it so the headers don’t give off heat to the oil tank, cylinder, clutch line. And it is actually super easy to do of course it won’t turn out like the pros but no one will be able to tell. You can do 1 or two layers (for two you will have to loosen the oil tank don’t worry it leaves like two inches of space when installed just impossible to get on without doing that) there is the expensive one DE and the cheapest one I had the de (ripped it with the pressure washer) now have the cheaper one and I like it more the metal zip ties are a better quality and I sprayed mine with an exhaust sealer (it can also change the color of the wrap if you get a color one) and it help the wrap not get dirty for it can get stained from mud.
 

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