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    Reducing Heat in Right Pannier on 1200GSW's

    Most have experienced excessive heat in their right rear panniers on their 1200GSW's.
    A rider in our motorcycle group had R1200GSW Exhaust Extensions from Tom Dowell at Excell Cyclewerkes http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/ installed on his 1200GSW ADV.
    He commented that it significantly reduced the heat in his right pannier.

    I ordered a set for my 2014 1200 GSW and installed it recently. I'm using them with my Bumot panniers and they make a difference.

    I have no affiliation with this company but like to acknowledge good products, companies and service.

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    I've had Tom's extensions on both my '02 1150GS and my '12 1200GSA. Guess I should consider them for my new '18 GSW.

    Do they mount with the springs like they did on the older bikes?
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    try adhesive backed automobile heat insulation like this
    https://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Tec-13...a-492121514054

    stick it to the outside of the case where it is near the muffler/exhaust. does wonders to reflect heat. designed for auto engine bays so holds up well to WX. I use it on the right side case on my K1300S (and on various parts of my race/track cars.)

    cheap and easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsinnc View Post
    I've had Tom's extensions on both my '02 1150GS and my '12 1200GSA. Guess I should consider them for my new '18 GSW.

    Do they mount with the springs like they did on the older bikes?

    You tap them on (with rubber mallet or piece of woof and hammer) the the stock exhaust pipes, then attach springs.
    Tom sends detailed instructions with extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    try adhesive backed automobile heat insulation like this
    https://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Tec-13...a-492121514054

    stick it to the outside of the case where it is near the muffler/exhaust. does wonders to reflect heat. designed for auto engine bays so holds up well to WX. I use it on the right side case on my K1300S (and on various parts of my race/track cars.)

    cheap and easy.

    If you look at my 3rd photo, you can see that I have this product installed to the side of my right pannier.
    This reduced the heat in the front of the pannier but the exhaust still heated the rear part of my pannier (the 8"where the stock exhaust stops before the back end of the pannier)
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    They work great. Not sure he is doing anymore.

    These are on my GS.

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    On our GS and GSA they do not make the exhaust note louder or change the tone, but they do make the exhaust a bit more noticeable to the rider... at least with Jesse Bags mounted. The change is not bothersome to either of us.
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    On the GSW are they held in with springs of just the friction when you tap them in?
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    Springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    They work great. Not sure he is doing anymore.

    These are on my GS.

    Call him to check. I just bought a set 2 weeks ago.
    I think he will be at the National Rally in Lebanon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purm1200gs View Post
    Call him to check. I just bought a set 2 weeks ago.
    I think he will be at the National Rally in Lebanon.
    Again I am or not sure what he is doing these days. When I bought mine he had posted he was convinced to make some, but had not thought he was going to make a lot. However when the demand is high I guess you do what you do.

    On mine I tapped them with a block of wood and a mallet and they seated for sure. Did not bother with the springs. They are on and after a few heat cycles they are fine.

    As to sound yes it moved the sound out the back but I did not really hear any difference but I wear custom ear plugs.

    I love mine, fit and finish is superb, for sure moved heat/sound from bouncing around in between the cases and above the rear wheel to the very rear of the bike so they do the job as advertised.

    I will look for him at the National to tell him how pleased I am with them. Would recommend them to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    Again I am or not sure what he is doing these days. When I bought mine he had posted he was convinced to make some, but had not thought he was going to make a lot. However when the demand is high I guess you do what you do.

    On mine I tapped them with a block of wood and a mallet and they seated for sure. Did not bother with the springs. They are on and after a few heat cycles they are fine.

    As to sound yes it moved the sound out the back but I did not really hear any difference but I wear custom ear plugs.

    I love mine, fit and finish is superb, for sure moved heat/sound from bouncing around in between the cases and above the rear wheel to the very rear of the bike so they do the job as advertised.

    I will look for him at the National to tell him how pleased I am with them. Would recommend them to anyone.
    I just checked his web site and it appears what while he had planned to be in Tennessee as the Rally his plans have changed and he will not be there. Ordering mine tonight
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    I have set on my '08. Reduced heat and no soot deposits
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsinnc View Post
    I just checked his web site and it appears what while he had planned to be in Tennessee as the Rally his plans have changed and he will not be there. Ordering mine tonight
    Bummer, I was planning on buying one at the rally. I'll call him, maybe I can have it shipped there.

    Update: Tom was very easy to work with, got it to the rally in time for me to install it before I continued on my trip. The product itself is very nicely made and easy to install. Unfotunately, I really dislike the exhaust note with it installed. Its blatty on acceleration and drones annoyingly on the slab. So I removed it; the contents of the pannier can take being warm, and I can clean it like I have been.

    Anyone interested in a slightly used extension for a 13+GS/14+GSA please PM me.
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    Just ordered a set. Should be here in a week. Seems very pleasant to deal with.
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