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Does anyone know whether anyone makes a guard/protector to stop my left boot heel from touching the primary casing? The reason is that the heat from the primary casing appears to be affecting the leather on my left boot.
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Maybe get different boots?
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That's just the nature of the beast. My derby cover gets scuffs and my boot gets one too. As long and she's rolling good and purring, I call it a badge of honor.
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How about trying some highway pegs to move your boots away from the engine?

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I was going to fit forward controls but I like the balance with the mid controls especially when riding twisty A-roads, B-roads and C-roads.
What I have done is fit the forward control foot pegs but not the levers and retained the mid controls. That way when I do get to go on dual carriageways I have the option of stretching out when I do not have to change gear or brake.
Changing boots would not solve the issue just transfer it to another set of boots.
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Living in Texas, we wear lots of boots. I have my riding boots expressly for riding. Work boots for working, dress boots for going out. They all get scuffs because I'm clumsy. I get my dress boots shined by a cobbler once in awhile and don't worry about the others.

You might could put a piece of wide electrical or masking tape on that spot before you leave and take it off when you get back.
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Don't wear boots?

But seriously...I use highway pegs kinda like you do. I leave the mid controls for what it is. With a little practice I can shift with my heel while my boot is on the highway peg.

I only burn my upper left inner calf while waiting for a traffic light with both feet on the ground...So I mostly have my right foot only on the ground, which is more logical and common to do of course. I've ridden many different kind of bikes, but I think Harley's are the only bikes YOU have to adapt to. I like that
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