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Old April 24th, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

I harp allot on here about Heat Shields and the shortcomings of Polaris and melting beds, melting passenger backs, fenders etc etc. Well my neighbor went riding this past weekend and one of the riders had gotten a New Rzr, put on some kind of aftermarket Exhaust, had a 2 1/2 gallon Fuel Can behind the Passenger and this is the result. I have not found out what type of Exhaust he had put on it, but will post when I find out. Guys, we need to tell others that this is a problem. I have seen so many melted beds, fenders and back behind the passenger seat that is ridiculous. Simple to put a full Aluminum Heat Shield under the Bed and be Safe. This is a photo of the rig well after the main Fire. They stated that there were flames 18 feet in the Air, and after it ignited the Drive and Passenger had just seconds to get out of it. They had seat belts on and there were doors. They say if one of them had stumbled just a bit, they would have been hurt bad. My Neighbor had seen the fire start and ran his ATV up beside them and started hollering and in just seconds it was fully engulfed. Lesson here is to put a Heat Shield on and move them Fuel Cans to behind the Drivers Side.

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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

Wow.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

Dang, guess I will stick to my plan of carrying my fuel in my fuel tank.

Also, dispense with any notion of screwing around with the exhaust as well.

Another point to make here as for fire safety, make sure you have some sort of tank shield in place to protect that plastic fuel tank from having it punctured by some object like a stick being thrust into it from the rear passenger side tire.

Been some pretty bad burn downs posted here from that very thing happening, and you will only have seconds to realize it and get the hell out.

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http://www.rzrforums.net/utv-inc/281...at-shield.html
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

Dang, hope he had insurance... Glad everyone is OK.
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Glad everybody was safe
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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

Quote: Originally Posted by olddognewtrick View Post
Dang, guess I will stick to my plan of carrying my fuel in my fuel tank.

Also, dispense with any notion of screwing around with the exhaust as well.

Another point to make here as for fire safety, make sure you have some sort of tank shield in place to protect that plastic fuel tank from having it punctured by some object like a stick being thrust into it from the rear passenger side tire.

Been some pretty bad burn downs posted here from that very thing happening, and you will only have seconds to realize it and get the hell out.


Ah heck, I had forgot to add that. Your right on the Fuel Tank Protector for sure!!!!!! That is a accident waiting also, puncture a hole and it being right in front of the Hot Exhuast! Good catch Jim!

Both Riders got out and are good to go, and yes it was Insured.
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I knew someone made a Sheild. Should be one of the first things added in my book.
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I have both UTVINC bed shield and the passenger seat shield from UTVINC. Easy installation and work great.

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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

The tank shield was the first thing I installed, even before my skid. I could tell from day one that it was a weak point and a busted tank waiting to happen.....
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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

Does this mostly happen to rzr's with aftermarket exhaust or also with stock factory rzr's? Ill be investing in some shields as well,I ride with my daughters and it would be devastating if they ever got hurt,as well as anybody else.
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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

My lte ex came with extra shields
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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

Interesting, I always carry a fuel can on each side of the bed, and although I've never had an issue... Maybe its tome to look into a heat shield myself
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Re: Heat Shields under the Rear Beds? They are needed!

WOW! Talk about setting the woods on fire. Glad no one got hurt and it was insured, but I bet it was scary enough to take years off of their lives. This is a good reminder to all of us, safety needs to come first.
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I agree safety should come first, but obviously Polaris does not think so.
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