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Harley-Davison heat guard, plain

(11 customer reviews)

Available for HD Touring Models and Softails, 500s and 750s. For Sportsters, please send us a picture of your bike with the seat off, so we can see how and where it attaches to the frame. After we get this information, you’ll get an email from us on how to proceed.




This Harley-Davidson heat shield is made of beautiful buffed bridle leather, and has a ply of split leather (Suede) on the bottom, so nothing can scratch your motorcycle. Both layers are glued together with industrial cement and stitched around the edges.

In order to install the crotch cooler you remove your seat, put the seat tang through the crotch cooler and tighten your seat back down. Pretty simple. The heat shield is made of #1 buffed English bridle leather on top and suede facing your bike, so nothing can scratch your bike.

If you have plastic heat shields on your bike, please remove them before you install ours. They prevent our leather to lay flat against the frame and you won’t get all the benefits of it.

(Patent number D671,460)

11 reviews for Harley-Davison heat guard, plain

  1. Admin

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. I recently upgraded to a 2013 slim and couldn’t believe how much heat the 103 throws out! I am only 5’1″ and my thighs are closer to the engine than most and the heat was unbearable at every stop. I read some positive reviews about these crotch coolers and decided to try one. So glad I did! It made an immediate difference. I absolutely love the look of it on the bike, the quality is excellent (made in the USA), and the best part is it actually works great! I loved it so much the old man got one for his 2014 street glide and he was surprised at how well it works. Much better than those hoakie plastic heat shields. These folks really make a quality product! I highly recommend to everyone I know.

  2. Admin

    I recently traded the trusty Dyna in on a new FLRT trike. Health issues have made my legs too unreliable to count on them at stoplights. Gotta say, now that I’m used to it, I love the trike. It’s good to be back on the road. Trouble with the FLRT was that that 103 engine is way hotter than any HD I’ve had in the past. A couple of weeks ago, my wife (riding pillion) and I were riding back to town from the mountains, and the southern heat about killed both of us, even when we were moving along at a good pace. I had read good things about the Captain Itch Crotch Cooler, so I ordered one. It arrived within days, and I’ve got to say it’s as nicely made as any leather I’ve ever seen. It fit the bike perfectly, and was quick and easy to install. Took it out for a long ride today in hot Tennessee August weather, and all I can say is “Wow.” Huge improvement. Great people to deal with, great product, great results. I’m a happy camper and can’t imagine riding without the Crotch Cooler

  3. Admin

    All I can say is. Awesome. I am 5’3 and I ride a soft tail slim. The head on this bike is hot and right at my thigh. I just got this on Saturday and headed out Sunday. What a huge difference. No more burns. Easy to install. And I got my order in a few days. Thank you!!!

  4. Mark Hoffman

    I am a 5′ 2″ rider. I ride a 2017 HD Softail Slim. After checking out this web site and reading reviews of people with similar issues about the slim, I decided to order the plain crotch cooler. WoW! What a difference this product makes. Love it! Very effective and making the engine heat manageable. Highly recommend this product.


    Great product. Got to pick it up at their shop, SUPER FOLKS! Capt Larry “Itch” was even nice enough to install it for me while I got to look around.

  6. Carol Rathgeber

    Ordered a crotch cooler for my 2014 CVO Softail Deluxe, my husband has a 2001 Ultra Classic Electra Glide and he had a plastic heat shield. I offered to let him try my new leather heat shield (since it would fit his bike too) and was taking a 2000+ mile road trip. Needless to say, he’s not giving it back so I am now ordering a new one for my bike. He loves it and says it is way better than the plastic. As a passenger, I could feel the heat more but it’s not near what the driver would feel without one. Thank you for a very well made product that works great!

  7. David Vander May

    I put a new seat on my FLSTN. The front was much narrower. My legs suffered from the heat, almost unbearable. I ordered my crotch cooler on Sunday, delivered by Thursday.
    What a difference it made! Now I can ride as for as I want to in comfort. And it looks good on the bike. Highly recommend!

  8. Randy

    I have not gotten to ride yet but after installing this it has taken away any concerns i had about holding heat in on the back cylinder, it just isnt that bid, I am very happy with the purchase and cant wait to try it out.

  9. Janeen Eggett

    I recommend this heat shield to everyone that asks. Second one that I have purchased. Had one on my Road King and now have one on my Freewheeler (put the original one on my husbands Street Glide – he loves it too). Works great to keep the heat off of your inner thigh and looks great too. The leather is thick, you can tell there is real quality in this item and it will last for years. Well worth the price.

  10. Victor 3

    It’s been a while since I’ve had mine on my 2016 SoftTail Slim S. I’ve loved it. Just got back from ride in Baja Cali with a friend i was visiting in Mexico. He wouldn’t leave me alone until I found how I got mine. He wants one ir his 100 anniversary Sportster. Finally got him off my back by sending him the link.

  11. Ana Maria

    It’s the best heat shield! I ordered it and just a few days later got home. High quality leather, well made, and thick enough to protect you against the engine heat. It’s stylish and goes well with the overall look of my Harley Davidson Softail Slim 2012. 100% Recommended!

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