YAMAHA crotch cooler with Firefighter emblem embossing
The heat shield is made of two plies for leather.
The top in 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 double stitched around the edges.
In order to install the crotch cooler you remove your seat, put the seat guides through the cut out on the heat shield and tighten your seat back down. Pretty simple. (You may have to modify a little by cutting the leather under the seat, if you have a Corbin seat)
Over time the leather molds nicely around the frame of your bike like it has always been there.