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Having heard and read about melting plastics and seats, the first thing I did when we bought out 570 T's was to remove the side cover and add more reflective heat shielding. This is all that I've done, period.
122 hours and 990 miles and zero damage to either plastics or seat.



 

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I haven't added any extra heat tape yet, but I did cut a section out of the heat shield for the exhaust where the seat posts touched. I had noticed a little bit of melting before this so I do think it helped.
 

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Having heard and read about melting plastics and seats, the first thing I did when we bought out 570 T's was to remove the side cover and add more reflective heat shielding. This is all that I've done, period.
122 hours and 990 miles and zero damage to either plastics or seat.
I did the same, adding some additional adhesive heat shielding that I picked up at Autozone for like $20. Finally had a chance to take it out today after the add and I can say that it made a world of difference. The plastics were not excessively hot to the touch like before. Really the right side felt about the same the left side temp wise. I was also just wearing athletic shorts while we were down on the river. Only thing that got burned was the white parts of my legs that were showing. Got over 300 miles on mine.
 

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I haven't added any extra heat tape yet, but I did cut a section out of the heat shield for the exhaust where the seat posts touched. I had noticed a little bit of melting before this so I do think it helped.
My seat posts aren't melting, but I can tell the heat is starting to wear on them a little. Was the heat shield hard to remove so that you could cut out the sections? I was considering doing the same thing. I was also wondering if there was something that could just be sprayed/coated on those two small sections to achieve the same thing? Something that would just create a reasonable heat barrier.

I wasn't getting any melting but noticed the side panel was getting pretty hot too. I added extra heat shield to the side panel as described above, that definitely helped the with the amount of heat felt on the side panel.
 

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I haven't added any extra heat tape yet, but I did cut a section out of the heat shield for the exhaust where the seat posts touched. I had noticed a little bit of melting before this so I do think it helped.
My seat posts aren't melting, but I can tell the heat is starting to wear on them a little. Was the heat shield hard to remove so that you could cut out the sections? I was considering doing the same thing. I was also wondering if there was something that could just be sprayed/coated on those two small sections to achieve the same thing? Something that would just create a reasonable heat barrier.

I wasn't getting any melting but noticed the side panel was getting pretty hot too. I added extra heat shield to the side panel as described above, that definitely helped the with the amount of heat felt on the side panel.
Just a few bolts holding them on, not bad at all to remove.
 

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I haven't added any extra heat tape yet, but I did cut a section out of the heat shield for the exhaust where the seat posts touched. I had noticed a little bit of melting before this so I do think it helped.
Nice work, I wouldn't mind seeing some more pictures of the shield you made up! If you get the time post up some more shots from different views. Thanks!
 

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I haven't added any extra heat tape yet, but I did cut a section out of the heat shield for the exhaust where the seat posts touched. I had noticed a little bit of melting before this so I do think it helped.
Nice work, I wouldn't mind seeing some more pictures of the shield you made up! If you get the time post up some more shots from different views. Thanks!
I didn't make a shield, those are OEM heat shields. I just took a hacksaw and cut out the sections where the seat posts sat on them.
 

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I haven't added any extra heat tape yet, but I did cut a section out of the heat shield for the exhaust where the seat posts touched. I had noticed a little bit of melting before this so I do think it helped.
Nice work, I wouldn't mind seeing some more pictures of the shield you made up! If you get the time post up some more shots from different views. Thanks!
I didn't make a shield, those are OEM heat shields. I just took a hacksaw and cut out the sections where the seat posts sat on them.
oh ok, Thanks for clearing that up.
 

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My 2016 570 came with a thick layer of heat shield on the plastics aside the exhaust that might avoid melting... But the heat is really bothering me, as I ride with my leg skin exposed right to the pipe... By everything I have read, there is just a sollution for the plastics to not melt, but not enought for enhancing the heat feeling (confort), is that right?

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My 2016 570 came with a thick layer of heat shield on the plastics aside the exhaust that might avoid melting... But the heat is really bothering me, as I ride with my leg skin exposed right to the pipe... By everything I have read, there is just a sollution for the plastics to not melt, but not enought for enhancing the heat feeling (confort), is that right?

Enviado de meu XT1097 usando Tapatalk
Correct. The additional heat shield added in the photos is really just protecting the plastics. It won't provide any additional comfort for you. Or at least it doesn't from my experience.
 

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My 2016 570 came with a thick layer of heat shield on the plastics aside the exhaust that might avoid melting... But the heat is really bothering me, as I ride with my leg skin exposed right to the pipe... By everything I have read, there is just a sollution for the plastics to not melt, but not enought for enhancing the heat feeling (confort), is that right?

Enviado de meu XT1097 usando Tapatalk
Correct. The additional heat shield added in the photos is really just protecting the plastics. It won't provide any additional comfort for you. Or at least it doesn't from my experience.
But is there a way to improve the heat issues on the rider's leg? I was almost buying heat tape to isolate the exhaust pipe from the block to the end, but heard a few people saying that it barely solves 5~10% of the problem...

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My 2016 570 came with a thick layer of heat shield on the plastics aside the exhaust that might avoid melting... But the heat is really bothering me, as I ride with my leg skin exposed right to the pipe... By everything I have read, there is just a sollution for the plastics to not melt, but not enought for enhancing the heat feeling (confort), is that right?

Enviado de meu XT1097 usando Tapatalk
Correct. The additional heat shield added in the photos is really just protecting the plastics. It won't provide any additional comfort for you. Or at least it doesn't from my experience.
But is there a way to improve the heat issues on the rider's leg? I was almost buying heat tape to isolate the exhaust pipe from the block to the end, but heard a few people saying that it barely solves 5~10% of the problem...

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Getting the exhaust ceramic coated helped the heat on my right leg quite a bit. Look into getting yours coated also, it will help.
 

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I just finished mine. All my driving is low speeds, steep inclines, heavy loads, trailer or Swisher bucket. I haven't tried it yet but I think it will be fine.

If you decide to do this don't forget to soak the entire roll in water before applying it as this makes it much easier to wrap, keep tight and in place. A third hand would help while securing the loose end. I just used a pair of welding clamp vice grips to keep it tight while I wire tied it off. PS get the US made name brand not the crap from CHINA.

I had just under about 6' of the 25' roll left so I used a that up as a second layer right where the seat is closest to the heat shield, to just past the middle mounting bracket.



 

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I just finished mine. All my driving is low speeds, steep inclines, heavy loads, trailer or Swisher bucket. I haven't tried it yet but I think it will be fine.

If you decide to do this don't forget to soak the entire roll in water before applying it as this makes it much easier to wrap, keep tight and in place. A third hand would help while securing the loose end. I just used a pair of welding clamp vice grips to keep it tight while I wire tied it off. PS get the US made name brand not the crap from CHINA.

I had just under about 6' of the 25' roll left so I used a that up as a second layer right where the seat is closest to the heat shield, to just past the middle mounting bracket.



Hey! Have you tried it already?
How did it go? Any difference?

I'm wondering how much heat are these tapes capable of keeping inside the wraped pipe...

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No not yet but I will report what my findings are. I have a few more mods to do before I try my plan! I have a heat gun so I can measure the heat shields after a bit of abuse.
 

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Many would not recommend heat tape wrapping the exhaust as it will cause it to rust quicker. Some have found that having the header and muffer ceramic coated improves both plastic melting and rider comfort.

Recently I also read about a member that added a hardware store heating/cooling duct cover to the right side engine compartment opening to deflect heat. I have not since red how well that has worked... in theory it should work for rider comfort, but I would think trapping all that heat in the engine compartment may cause other issues (melting plastics, vapor locked/boiling gas, performance loss, ect.).

Have you thought of a leather chap to wear on the inner side of your leg or something? Thinking of a soccer shin guard turn sideways on the leg.... :dunno:
 

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I have read in several groups that these 570's are put out from Polaris running extremely Lean to deal with emission concerns. They say the lean condition will cause the machine to run much hotter, and intern the exhaust gets hotter. RVS offers a ecu stage 1 program that is supposed to help the issue. Has anyone tried the ecu tune before all the exhaust work?? I'd rather spend the money on a tune, get more hp, a better performing machine, and hopefully some heat help rather than spend money on ceramic coating, and heat shielding/protection. Anyone with input or experience with doing just the tune??
 

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Many would not recommend heat tape wrapping the exhaust as it will cause it to rust quicker. Some have found that having the header and muffer ceramic coated improves both plastic melting and rider comfort.

Recently I also read about a member that added a hardware store heating/cooling duct cover to the right side engine compartment opening to deflect heat. I have not since red how well that has worked... in theory it should work for rider comfort, but I would think trapping all that heat in the engine compartment may cause other issues (melting plastics, vapor locked/boiling gas, performance loss, ect.).

Have you thought of a leather chap to wear on the inner side of your leg or something? Thinking of a soccer shin guard turn sideways on the leg.... :dunno:
I'm in Tucson so rust is not an issue for me. Besides I can replace the pipe twice for what ceramic coating and shipping will cost me.

Mine did not have an issue with heat melting plastic or rider comfort with normal use. Now it is going to see lots of low speed heavily loaded hill climbing and basic ranch work in 110 degree heat. So mine is a prevention not a correction issue. I don't do mud or ride in the rain and I don't get any snow... not since 1983 anyway.
 
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