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Heat Shields for Motorcycle Exhaust Pipes

Protect boots and legs from heat and burns


Most exhaust pipes on a motorcycle run along or near the rider’s legs and boots. The proximity of the exhaust system is often closer for women riders as they typically have shorter legs. If you've ridden for any length of time mostly likely you've either burned a leg, burned a boot heel, or have experienced the excessive heat from your hot exhaust pipes. 

Heat Shields for your Exhaust Pipes Bikers Stopped At Light
Think about the last time you were stuck at a stop light in summer and you were counting the seconds until the light turned green because your bike was roasting your leg. Even through your riding pants!

DEI’s ONYX Series Flexible Heat Shields offer the best solution to this consistent problem of hot pipes. Traditional heat shields are made from pre-formed metal and cover the bare exhaust pipes. 

Heat Shields for your Exhaust Pipes Metal
This a metal heat shield. Metal is a conductor of heat so this type of shield simply transfers heat from the exhaust pipe to the metal shield and is not as effective as a textile one.

Heat Shields for your Exhaust Pipes
DEI's ONYX Series flexible textile heat shield is 8 inches long and 4 inches across. It's placed on the pipe where you need protection most.

The DEI shield (DEI stands for Design Engineering, Inc.) is made up of advanced textiles that offer better insulation and will retain less heat than metal shields. The result is a shield that blocks more heat and cools off quicker.

The flexible design of DEI’s heat shield allows it to fit on different sized exhaust systems. Installation is simple: just a couple of clamps and a screwdriver will get the job done.

The heat shields come in a 4-inch by 8-inch size and are made in the USA. They can be used in conjunction with an exhaust wrap designed for hot pipes or as a stand-alone shield. There is no other heat shield like this on the market.

For more info and to order online, visit Design Engineering’s website at, or call them at 800.264.9472 to discuss how their shield can fit your motorcycle's exhaust system. Price is $44.95. Tell them WRN sent you!

And congratulations to the Design Engineering team and its ONYX Series Flexible Heat Shield for being named one of the 2015 Nifty 50 Award winners, a prestigious motorcycle industry award competition that spotlights innovative aftermarket accessories. 

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