I was looking for a nice heat shield to compliment my FMF powerbomb so I wouldn't have to deal with melted pants. The only real competition was the moose carbon one which maybe I would have went with since it seems more protective, but since I didn't have $100 to spend the FMF heat shield was a great find and I love the way it looks. It doesn't stick out that much if at all and it complements the bike well.
FMF Header Heat Shield
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It's not to fancy and doesn't stick out to much it is pretty tight and flush finish I don't believe it will be hooking on any of the gear in the trails and on the track.
I bought this guard after burning all of the pants I own. Should have bought it much sooner! Looks good and no more burnt pants
this is a great product. looks great and does its job well
Let me start with I installed the stainless steel version on my 2005 CRF450R after purchasing the Power Bomb Header. The first fall on the right side of the bike on a dirt trail, the hose clamps break off and the the guard is lying on the ground, the mounts are flattened out and destroyed beyond repair. The icing on the cake, no protection offered to the header, in fact the mounts caused puncture like damage to the header. I have not tried to contact customer service yet, but for the combined money spent on header and shield, I am not really satisfied at this point. My stock header and guard lasted almost 8 years, this one is damaged within one week.
I got this for my powerbomb header. I wasn't getting burn from the header, but it doesn't hurt to have more protection. When the ride gets bumpy I want to know that I'm safe from rubbing up against the extremely hot header. Not to mention, the "FMF" stamped cover looks AWESOME!!! I also custom painted the cover Flat black to match my flat black engine, so only the header and exhuast is chromed out.
Dont purchase if you have the megabomb installed on your bike it will only fit on the power bomb, other than that good design and looks cool.
Bought this shield a couple months ago and am very happy with it.
Easy installation (added it to a full FMF system with powerbomb) and am very happy with the extra protection it gives me.
It gets plenty warm, but not nearly as hot as the header pipe get!
A must for FMF pipe burnt a pair of boots and pants on pipe. Now you can hold your hand on the guard and not get burnt!!! Great product!!!!!!!!
I race a 2011 KTM 450 SX-F, and I was constantly burning holes in my gear. The leather patches on a few different brands of pants I had didn't offer the correct placement for me. The FMF heat shield fixed the problem. I had to drill the holes closer together to fit on the resonance chamber of the stock header, but since then, not a problem AT ALL. I got the titanium version and heated it with a torch to "blue" it to match my header. It has stayed in place after racing with it all season long, even after crashes. It looks like it's supposed to be there. I'll post a picture later.
I will not ride without a heat shield. Easy to install, good amount of coverage, and looks good.
Waste of money but does the job. Just don't touch the pipe.
i have an after market header on a crf 450 that is big. it has burned my pants and hands and boots alot. this heat shield is awesome. never gets hot to the touch and pants and hands don't get burned. looks good and was a great buy. would recommend to all who have aftermarket header.
As always FMF makes a great product. This is no exception! Fit great on my FMF power bomb and looks good too! I was a little worried at first how the hose style clamps would hold up but I've had this on my CRF 450R for almost 2 seasons now and no problems whatsoever! I used to be constantly burning holes in my pants but ever since I have installed this heat shield I haven't even had a melted spot! Great product and for the price you cant beat it!
wish i had this before i got 3rd degree burns twice on leg one right next to each other... recommended for use with FMF PowerBomb
This fits my CRF450R pipe perfect. I run a Stainless Steel MRD header, but it is a copy of the OEM Ti header.
I find it is plenty of coverage to save my pants from burns, and that was my main concern.
Also a clamped on shield can move in a fall and not get crushed like a shield on welded mounts.
Shields heat away from leg ok. A longer option would be great as to it only covers a small section of pipe.
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