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    Rear Heat Shield/Cover Removal

    So I'm thinking of taking off the rear cover and heat shield since it seems to me having the area at the back of the car by the exhaust "open" would dissipate the heat better. On the other hand, everything in life has a purpose so is it possible they wanted to keep the heat in that area?

    What do you think?
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    I cant come up with a single reason to keep heat in that area, especially for a dune rider.
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    I took mine off first day. It's ugly and imo has no purpose

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    I was thinking maybe they want the heat for the catalytic converter in the stock muffler for emissions.

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    Works great as a guard when trail riding and sometimes backing into brush.

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    I took mine off also
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    Anyone have pictures of what it looks like with these removed?
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    Took the one off the green/black rig, like the looks a lot better. will be doing the mystery machine this weekend also..its cooling off here now so cant really tell if its helping with the heat issue, kind of like the cab heat now..
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    Hey drpalo when I read your sig your Sport sounds like it is frigg'n awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenhornetXX View Post
    Hey drpalo when I read your sig your Sport sounds like it is frigg'n awesome.
    Thanks! Don't own it anymore. Just sold it to a friend of mine. Was a great machine. Had a blast in that thing.
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    Yeah I went from a 2015 Sport limited to my new XX. I loved my sport too it was an awesome machine. Really wanted to try the XX with the Yamaha engine and the more robust build quality. I'm really happy with the XX , it's holding up to all the hype.
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    anyone have a picture of there heat shield removed ?
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    Took mine off immediately. I can only speculate that it was more for noise reduction than anything else.
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    So anyone notice any issues with the rear heatshield/plastic removed ?

    Will remove mine since i bent the heatshield and broke the plastic.

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    Here is my replacement...what Textron should have done from the beginning IMO. .063 alum.
    You can run without the heat shield or the plastic or both. I ran mine without the heat shield and left the plastic and it did not melt.
    The big steel clamps on top are for my bumper I am fabbing up right now to match the single V bar front bumper.

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