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Melted a shifter cable on my last ride. It was very close to the exhaust at one point. I'm curious if you guys think it will survive like this, or if I should think up something else. The shield is a piece of aluminum. There's only about 3/8" between the shield and the cable.

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Sorry I should have been more specific. I meant between the clamps. A heat shield works by creating an air gap for the heat to dissipate through. With that much surface contact between the clamps and aluminum, the shield will act as a heat sink and draw heat through the clamps.

As for wrapping, I think they mean the heat tape. I could see where that could retain heat. I had the same problem with art-carr shifter cables burning up, and I slid some of that orange flame sleeve over it. Solved the issue completely.
 

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I would simply heat wrap the exhaust. You can buy woven exhaust wraps at just about every parts store and they aren't expensive. I've wrapped mine in areas and there is no heat transfer there at all.
 

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Sorry I should have been more specific. I meant between the clamps. A heat shield works by creating an air gap for the heat to dissipate through. With that much surface contact between the clamps and aluminum, the shield will act as a heat sink and draw heat through the clamps.

As for wrapping, I think they mean the heat tape. I could see where that could retain heat. I had the same problem with art-carr shifter cables burning up, and I slid some of that orange flame sleeve over it. Solved the issue completely.
Thanks Chris. I should have realized that you were referring to clamp / shield contact. That's my fault. Good eye!!! I put a couple of washers between the clamps and the shield and also wrapped the exhaust in that area. I've read mixed comments on the wrap, so I guess I'll see.

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