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Screamin' Al

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On returning from the 120 Budapest Rally, I noticed a split in the front exhaust shield. This is not the result of any accident damage and was wondering if anyone had experienced a similar problem. I have looked at examples of the same model finished in the "normal" chrome, and all seem OK. However I did find an example of an identical bike with the same smoked satin chrome for sale here in the UK, and the dealer helpfully had included an image in the sales listing of the exact area showing the shield. This image shows a split in the same position. So I'm thinking, is this an issue with the material perhaps not coping with heat as well as the other finish.

I hope to attach an image of my shield and that of the sales bike (with filter sock).
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Re: 2018 CVO Street Glide - Split Smoked Satin Chrome Front Exhaust Shield
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2023, 01:56:05 PM »

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Re: 2018 CVO Street Glide - Split Smoked Satin Chrome Front Exhaust Shield
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2023, 04:26:37 PM »

On returning from the 120 Budapest Rally, I noticed a split in the front exhaust shield. This is not the result of any accident damage and was wondering if anyone had experienced a similar problem. I have looked at examples of the same model finished in the "normal" chrome, and all seem OK. However I did find an example of an identical bike with the same smoked satin chrome for sale here in the UK, and the dealer helpfully had included an image in the sales listing of the exact area showing the shield. This image shows a split in the same position. So I'm thinking, is this an issue with the material perhaps not coping with heat as well as the other finish.

I hope to attach an image of my shield and that of the sales bike (with filter sock).

My 2019 limited has the same crack in the same place. It’s not the first time I’ve seen that.
FWIW, mine  cracked the first 6 months and it’s still the same today with 73k miles on the bike.

I’d say a metal fatigue issue.


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(I have an entire factory exhaust in the scorched Chrome removed from my 18 CVO SG and can text you some pics if you might be interested in all the shields or the entire exhaust?) If you send me a cell# I can text you proof of life along with my pictures and I'm Retired L.E.O. from the Pittsburgh area & would gladly help a brother out of you're having trouble ordering a new set? Mine have less than 500 miles on the entire system when it was removed for a Bassani de-catted headpipe and some CFR's ftw)
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