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post #1 of 25 Old 09-06-2006, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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How hot do the exhaust guards get?

I'm wondering how hot the exhaust guards get on a 919 with stock exhaust and shield. It is not real hot (weather) here in NY right now and I haven't had the chance to run the bike for hours at a time lately to check this out myself. The main reason I am asking is that I am thinking of putting a Honda Hornet decal on the exhaust guard and am wondering if the guard ever gets too hot for a decal? Anyone else try to place a decal here? Thanks, Mike

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I'm pretty sure M51142 (Mike) used to have a pic on his website with a Honda decal on the heatshields. It's gone now that he got Satos.

Paging Mike, can you help out here?

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well. i dont know about a sticker or decal but they dont get too hot to touch. You can put and rest yourhand on them without getting burned, but they are pretty warm. hope this helps

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+1 on both previous posts..

They'll get about as hot a fresh cup of coffee after a good hard run.
Hot enough that it's not real comfortable to keep your hands on, but not so hot that you'll get burned in any way.

Whack the stickers on and see how they go.. Worst case, they might go all brown-ish, but I doubt it.. They certainly won't go "woof" on ya!

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You'll be fine, unless you are really getting after it on a hot day, they barely get warm enough to make a chubby girls thighs sweat.

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That's what I was really interested in (the chubby girl's thigh) - just didn't want to come out and ask it that way

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I'm wondering how hot the exhaust guards get on a 919 with stock exhaust and shield. It is not real hot (weather) here in NY right now and I haven't had the chance to run the bike for hours at a time lately to check this out myself. The main reason I am asking is that I am thinking of putting a Honda Hornet decal on the exhaust guard and am wondering if the guard ever gets too hot for a decal? Anyone else try to place a decal here? Thanks, Mike
As long as it is high quality decal you'll be fine. I put a faux carbon fiber wrap on mine about a year and a half ago and no color change, no bubbling, peeling or any other issues.




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I'm pretty sure M51142 (Mike) used to have a pic on his website with a Honda decal on the heatshields. It's gone now that he got Satos.

Paging Mike, can you help out here?
I'm a little late, sorry.

mk919.. You can use a decal on the heat shield without any worry. If there is a special decal you have in mind jetblast10 might be able to help.


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I'm a little late, sorry.

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These are the decals I bought

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Nice.. post up a pic after you put them on.

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These are the decals I bought

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You should be fine. Just make sure you clean the guards really well before applying. Spray a little windex on the back of the decal that way you can manuver them w/o it attaching right away. Take something like a drivers liscense and squeegy (sp?) the excess liquid out and to remove any bubbles.




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Where did you get the faux carbon fiber paper to wrap them in cause i was gonna pay to get mine powder coated but this is muuch cheaper and will fit the same need

Im trying to make my bike stealthy as possible

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Where did you get the faux carbon fiber paper to wrap them in cause i was gonna pay to get mine powder coated but this is muuch cheaper and will fit the same need

Im trying to make my bike stealthy as possible
Hmmmmm now you are going to make me remember aren't you.....check back tomorrow and I'll do research at my job when I should be working




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Where did you get the faux carbon fiber paper to wrap them in cause i was gonna pay to get mine powder coated but this is muuch cheaper and will fit the same need

Im trying to make my bike stealthy as possible


Sorry I forgot about this but here is the link

http://www.stickercity.com/store/home.php?cat=2299




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some temp info


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Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:58 am Post subject: Surface Temps

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Used one of those Laser thermometer gadgets to take some temp measurements after yesterday's ride.

Exhaust header ranged from 380-575 up front under the radiator.
The exhaust at the y-pipe 200-225
At the slipon joint 125-145
Slipon pipe 101-105
Exhaust Can - 72-73

Shock body 96-100
Shock spring 107

there are w/ the gen 1 sato's, bike running at idle after 2hr ride...all temps in F
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These are the decals I bought

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Those stickers are from eBay.

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I've noticed that there's a greater percentage of 919 owners that keep their stock pipes. I wouldn't have guessed that because on most bikes new pipes do very little, but iv'e heard they do more on the 919.

So my question for all the stock people out there is, why do you keep your pipes stock?

My guesses are noise, they are free, and they are well built.

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Oh, I almost forgot. I saw once on American Chopper how they put a decal on a muffler, then they took it to the sand blaster and gave it a once over. They then removed the decal leaving a shiney spot where the decal was and the rest was a little more dull. It looked great. A lot classier than a sticker.

A shiney "HONDA" would look pretty cool on each guard. Or a wing possibly.

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... So my question for all the stock people out there is, why do you keep your pipes stock?
I'm still fully stock for a couple reasons.

The bike has enough performance for my purposes without spending upwards of a grand or more (Ozzie fun bucks) just for the sake of a few extra ponies.
No real value for money to be had there. (for me at least). I'd rather spend the cash on decent rubber for eg.

I seem to be the odd one out as I rather like the whisper smooth quiet sound, yet it has a nice almost subsonic rumble when idling. (it makes my garage door buzz) I like the way it sounds as you open her up and give her some. A kind of understated howl that sounds more like an ominous threat to anyone nearby rather than an outright banshee wail for the whole world to hear. (And the plod hiding over the hill with his radar gun)..
Oh and mine don't stink!

However, I do think they look a little plain. I'd like to put a set of something on that looks a little sportier.
I like the look of the Ti Satos, but way too pricey plus I fear they are becoming a little too.. well.. "fashionable" I suppose..
I like the look of the Yoshis or maybe the Staintunes
However I can't justify the expense just for the sake of looks.

Actually I saw a pic of someones matt uranium bike where he'd stripped off the sheilds and painted the stock cans a matt black.. That looked rather cool.. And cheap.. and still sound the same... and they still don't get hot enough to get burned on... so I might try that. (except that it's not reversable)

I'd like to get a PCIII for it as I think that represents good value for money. I'd hope to be able to optimize the bikes performance with the hardware it already has. My aim here would be to get the most fuel efficiency and general responsiveness etc without compromising performance, then I could possibly have a little more justification for getting nicer looking cans.
Even then my decision would be based almost purely on aesthetics and quality rather than sound or performance. (Again provided it didn't have a negative impact).

So that's my 2c

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I've noticed that there's a greater percentage of 919 owners that keep their stock pipes. I wouldn't have guessed that because on most bikes new pipes do very little, but iv'e heard they do more on the 919.

So my question for all the stock people out there is, why do you keep your pipes stock?

My guesses are noise, they are free, and they are well built.
I like the sound of the stock pipes, but I wouldnt mind a deeper tone.

My dilemna is I love the smooth look of the heatshields, and I dont want to lose that.

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