Mine went into the shop today. I doubt there will be any riding soon with the weather what it is, so it will be a while before I could comment on its effectiveness. I'd be happy to let you know when the weather breaks.... should be by May, what with all the global warming going on.
I don't know about any heat shield, but here in Indy I'll be riding in March...don't care how much I have to bundle up...got the fever BAD!! We're finding mushrooms early to mid April. You must be northern Mich. I can't imagine having to wait until May! You know there's southerners grinning ear to ear right about now.
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