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Well I started to pull apart the Teryx last night. Putting Kilmat throughout the ride. I will keep you posted on how well it does. Here are a few pics. Kawasaki has already put quite a bit of heat protection on it from Factory. Kinda of a fun project to get hands dirty. And for $100 for 36 sq ft I didn’t think was too bad. Should be plenty to cover all the plastic parts.

Also has anyone designed a metal piece to go over the huge hole area under the seat for an extra battery? Look at last picture. Would love to fabricate/ fill in the hole with a nice piece Of steel and then Kilmat underside to help with noise. It’s a large open area.

Thanks In advance gentlemen
 

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Here are 2 pieces done. Took off black padded OEM heat shield, stuck Kilmat on it, then reapplied black pad. Coming along well. Back area also done. Kinda fun, like a puzzle putting pieces on.
 

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Been considering doing the same. Interested in how much heat and sound reduction this makes.
I saw the video of YouTube of a guy doing it but his insulation material was a cheaper brand. He did a before and after. Not much for sound but heat was very noticeable. This Kilmat is good stuff. Very thick and heavy. I put 2 layers on the center console area along with the OEM black padding. Hoping it helps. I would like a few decibels less in noise. When I’m running 50+ mph into town. That V-Twin loves to scream!!!!
 

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So finally got done. What a project. Fun yet frustrating all in one. Will update after I take for a ride. I used up all 36 sq ft of the Kilmat. Even put some in the under side of the seats and area where you go to change oil.
 

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So finally got done. What a project. Fun yet frustrating all in one. Will update after I take for a ride. I used up all 36 sq ft of the Kilmat. Even put some in the under side of the seats and area where you go to change oil.
nice work... I bet if you ever see another push pin rivet it will be too soon! :LOL:
 

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So I ran it at full speed today and at 35 mph. My decibels ran steady a 96 ish. The YouTube video done by the guy ran at 101 with his. And 105 without it. I also ran it around 55 mph and could hear my radio for the first time. I have the Kawasaki OEM one. I really like the setup. But it needs an amp to help it out. I have a 4 channel 800 amp from cousin to install.
In all I am very pleased with the Kilmat. I ran the Teryx 55 mph+ for over 3 miles and I couldn’t feel any heat around center console or my leg. For a few days work and $100. It was well worth it. Hope this helps anyone else thinking of doing it.
 

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Well I started to pull apart the Teryx last night. Putting Kilmat throughout the ride. I will keep you posted on how well it does. Here are a few pics. Kawasaki has already put quite a bit of heat protection on it from Factory. Kinda of a fun project to get hands dirty. And for $100 for 36 sq ft I didn’t think was too bad. Should be plenty to cover all the plastic parts.

Also has anyone designed a metal piece to go over the huge hole area under the seat for an extra battery? Look at last picture. Would love to fabricate/ fill in the hole with a nice piece Of steel and then Kilmat underside to help with noise. It’s a large open area.

Thanks In advance gentlemen
Looks great. Question, would it not make more sense to have the foil facing the hot side? Like on the oil access panel it was put on the side face away from heat.

As far as the center console, did you take off the factory, put on the heat foil, then reapply the factory? If so, what dis you use to apply?
I am looking to do the same. Vary interested in how much of a difference it made too.
 

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I saw the video of YouTube of a guy doing it but his insulation material was a cheaper brand. He did a before and after. Not much for sound but heat was very noticeable. This Kilmat is good stuff. Very thick and heavy. I put 2 layers on the center console area along with the OEM black padding. Hoping it helps. I would like a few decibels less in noise. When I’m running 50+ mph into town. That V-Twin loves to scream!!!!
Which kilmat did you use, 50 or 80 mil?
 

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Looks great. Question, would it not make more sense to have the foil facing the hot side? Like on the oil access panel it was put on the side face away from heat.

As far as the center console, did you take off the factory, put on the heat foil, then reapply the factory? If so, what dis you use to apply?
I am looking to do the same. Vary interested in how much of a difference it made too.
I took off the black factory OEM padding. Put on the Kilmat, then reapplied the padding. It was still very sticky and went on great! The only padding that wasn’t in good shape. Was the “Y” shaped one from the back seat area. I had to use double sided tape to get it to stick back on because it was so dirty from all the mud, dust, and grime from the road.
 

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I took off the black factory OEM padding. Put on the Kilmat, then reapplied the padding. It was still very sticky and went on great! The only padding that wasn’t in good shape. Was the “Y” shaped one from the back seat area. I had to use double sided tape to get it to stick back on because it was so dirty from all the mud, dust, and grime from the road.
Thank you! Very helpful information!
 
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