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Hot Exhaust

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:18 am
by Michelle
I'm thinking of fitting one of these to my bike:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorbike-M ... SwC19bGkRc
Not sure if I should so asking here for opinions.
I'm a very new rider and still have this dumb habit of moving my right leg in such a way that it can touch the exhaust. That thing is bloody hot!! :o
I'm also concerned if I do fall and that exhaust is on me. It's a heavy bike and it has fallen on me before. Dumb mistake and the exhaust was cold. I was working on her and she fell on me :oops: :lol: But I needed help to get her off as my leg was trapped under her.

Re: Hot Exhaust

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:43 am
by ViragoJoe
Michelle wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:18 am
I'm thinking of fitting one of these to my bike:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorbike-M ... SwC19bGkRc
Not sure if I should so asking here for opinions.
I'm a very new rider and still have this dumb habit of moving my right leg in such a way that it can touch the exhaust. That thing is bloody hot!! :o
I'm also concerned if I do fall and that exhaust is on me. It's a heavy bike and it has fallen on me before. Dumb mistake and the exhaust was cold. I was working on her and she fell on me :oops: :lol: But I needed help to get her off as my leg was trapped under her.
That shield may be a good idea to save yourself from getting burned. You are already aware of this, however, the idea is to keep the rubber on the road. Of course, you had gotten trapped while working on the bike, due to it falling over on you. Since there is no center stand strapping the bike up vertical is your best bet.

Here is what geezyrider did. It may or may not work for you in your car port:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=880

Re: Hot Exhaust

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:08 am
by Michelle
OMG! That has given me a great idea :o

Re: Hot Exhaust

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:57 pm
by Schu
Hey Chelle, treat yourself to one of these little scissor lifts. You sound like you're a do it yourself, clean it, fix it, maintain it, kind of person. If so, you would love it. They are a little unnerving the first time you put your bike up on it by yourself, but it's a breeze once you figure it out. It's nice to be able to spin your wheels while you're cleaning it up after a weekend of riding. My SCR950 weighs about 250 kg and it is nice and solid when raised on this lift. I think you can find cheaper ones, but this is the one I have.

Lol,
My daughters name is Michelle and I shortened it to Chelle when she was a wee little one. Just realized I shortened it for you too!

Re: Hot Exhaust

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:19 pm
by ViragoJoe
Bill,
I think you forgot It's a Virago. No frame under the engine. The engine is the frame and Michelle's XV400 the front exhaust pipe goes right under the engine.

Here's a link to her bike:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=956

Re: Hot Exhaust

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:51 pm
by Schu
Ha ha.
You are absolutely right. I forgot all about that frameless setup. Those Vgo's are so weird.
That's why you're the boss of this place Joe!

Re: Hot Exhaust

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:28 pm
by Michelle
:lol:
I was so about to point out what Joe just said, and "Yes". The Virago can be a very strange bike at times. I try to think of them as scooters, such that the way they are built is the same, but with a Harley look.

And I get called "Chelle" a bit so don't mind, though mostly people called me "Mish". Just so long as I'm not being called "That Bitch" I'm all good :D

I do like to do things myself if I can. I save a lot of money that way and have a lot of fun as well. I do have a new rear tyre coming and some new brake shoes, but when it comes to the real important stuffs like tyres and brakes, I'm going to leave those things to the experts at Yamaha. I have no idea how to change a bike's tyre anyhow :?

Monday morning here now, so back to my coffee and raisin toast. You all sleep well.