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I swapped out the stock exhaust with Arrow headers and wanted to keep the stock can, at least for now. Unfortunately, there is nothing to bolt the front of the heat shield to because it use to mount to the stock muffler. I created this bracket out of a stainless conduit hanger, along with a bolt, a few nuts and washers, and it seems to work pretty well.
 

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Well done that's what I like to see, someone prepared to make an effort themselves rather than asking others how to do it.
 

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I swapped out the stock exhaust with Arrow headers and wanted to keep the stock can, at least for now. Unfortunately, there is nothing to bolt the front of the heat shield to because it use to mount to the stock muffler. I created this bracket out of a stainless conduit hanger, along with a bolt, a few nuts and washers, and it seems to work pretty well.
I've been trying to think of a way to get mine back on without welding. This looks awesome. Thanks for the idea.
 

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I just finished installing Arrow headers. They did come with a longer metal bracket that is for the heat shield. It did not line up with the stock hole in the shield, so I drilled a new one in the correct spot and plugged the stock hole with a small black plastic push-pin fastener. Looks great.
Did you not see the longer bracket that came with the headers?
 

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Thanks for the compliments above. I bought them second hand, they didn't come with the brackets. I posted the idea for anyone to use if they were in the same situation, regardless of the manufacturer of the pipes they might have. I could have bent a piece of metal to make a bracket too, but decided to give this solution a shot instead.
 

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What does the shield screw screw in to? Or is that one long bolt that goes through the shield to the pipe collar? What is the black round piece looks like a rubber grommet just inside the shield? If you have another one, can you show us the individual pieces?

I’m about to install an Akra muffler that comes with a carbon fiber shield, really don’t want to drill a new hole in that one.
 

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Dmac, Good job. Looks professional. Just curious: What is the difference in the sound level now that you have basically eliminated the cat but are still using the stock can? Thanks.
 

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Rapido1 - it is one long bolt that goes through the grommet in the heat shield that screws into a nut in the pipe clamp. The tang on the rear of the heat shield holds it on to the muffler, this bracket just holds the front in place. I used a bolt that has a shoulder because I think it looks better, but that allows the front of the shield so slide slightly on the bolt. I pushed a rubber spacer (the black thing) from a old pair of bar ends onto the shoulder of the bolt to snug the shield up to head of the bolt. You can use a fully threaded bolt and put a nut on the backside of the shield instead to do exactly the same thing.
 

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Rusty - the bike has the same exhaust tone as with the stock exhaust but it is considerably louder. It's difficult to quantify, but for me it's not too loud and I like how it sounds. It definitely let's the car in the lane next to me know I'm there.
 
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