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What is this part?   General Discussion

Started Aug-17 by 7JEP; 263 views.
7JEP

From: 7JEP

Aug-17

Can someone please tell me what this part is? It appears to be a heat shield. 


I pulled it out a bit for the photo but it’s between the rear cylinder head and the frame/tank.


I think I have looked at every drawing of the engine, frame, tank, etc. and this part is simply not there.  Although I can safely claim I'm old and might need new glasses. 


It’s rubber on one side (top) and a really thin aluminum on the bottom glued together.  The glue is looking a little sad and the whole thing seems to work it's way out after time.


Many questions after “what is it?” = Is this something a previous owner randomly installed?  Is it actually needed?  Can I just remove the thing? 

If I do need to replace it (this one is sort of splitting apart) where can I get one.


2003 1100 Classic.
Any info appreciated.

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FranXVS1100

From: FranXVS1100

Aug-17

Hi, I could be wrong as I can't see the picture even zooming in but I'd guess it's a liner for under the tank & also a heat shield. 

HTH 

Fran

7JEP

From: 7JEP

Aug-17

Thanks Fran,

That sounds like a great description.  Is it on a drawing?   Is it only for the rear cylinder head?

If it's something I should/need to have I want to get a new one because this one is "hammered". 

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RCCola45

From: RCCola45

Aug-17

Thought I answered it for you ... if your dead set on getting another one here you go but I know I removed mine and  am sure I was not only one.

Here are two links for you ... click here for used one for $16 OR  click here for new one at $50 ... its number 55.

7JEP

From: 7JEP

Aug-17

Thanks RC.  If you hadn't told me where it was on the drawing I wouldn't have recognized it since mine is so beat up.

That being said I'll be removing it - $55?.  It seems completely superfluous.

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