what's the point of the muffler sheild?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by 2strokepoke, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. 2strokepoke

    2strokepoke Member

    the sheild on HT mufflers seems pretty pointless. i took mine off when i got it out of the box. my friend lost the screw on his so i took his off too haha

    If it were intended to prevent you from burning flesh it does a pretty p*ss poor job too.

    *note i know i mispelled shield.

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    It covers the two welded nuts.
  3. 2strokepoke

    2strokepoke Member

    ohhh thats a pretty crucial part to the motor too. i would make sure those nuts stay covered. :jester:
  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    More than anything, it's to prevent successful lawsuits!

    "Your Honor, the plaintiff removed the shield that would have protected his leg from being burned."
  5. 2strokepoke

    2strokepoke Member

    I think youre more likely to cut your leg on it then burn it.. haha
  6. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    It's main purpose is to shield the muffler of corse :)
  7. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    that sucker gets just as hot as the rest of the thing...

    I'm sure its for nothing but looks.

    And to make people wonder why it's there... :detective:
  8. dodge dude94

    dodge dude94 Member

    Guess you guyses never read the manual...
    It states that it is to keep the catalyst hot so that it can scrub the exhaust gases.
  9. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    what if its got no catalyst? i reckon its there for aerodynamic advantages :D
  10. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    I took mine off.