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Wondering if anyone else in the forum has experienced the issue of the high engine temperature causing the glue in your riding shoes to release from the soles. I experienced it today while out on a ride in about 84F outside weather. Also of note it only happened on the shifting side.
 

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Wondering if anyone else in the forum has experienced the issue of the high engine temperature causing the glue in your riding shoes to release from the soles. I experienced it today while out on a ride in about 84F outside weather. Also of note it only happened on the shifting side.
I don't feel much on the shifting side. However, on the right side, I feel a lot of heat since my foot is by the exhaust. Putting the ball of my foot on the peg helps, but it gets pretty hot even when wearing my Dianese Course boots. A carbon fiber exhaust shield would be nice. Hopefully someone makes one soon.
 

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Catching up on these thread as I am experiencing some miles on the bike (still below 600 miles on the S model).

I must admit, this is the hottest Ducati that I have yet to own (full MTS family, Hyper 1100, Supersport 800 and now SS939.)
After an hour of riding the toes on both sides are cooked - and sitting at a light is near bearable at 60F. Looking for solutions because while a significant issue for me, it is the only issue that take away from being awesome.

I have ceramic coated the header pipes (in/out) and the external of the cat - but OMG with no success. Also added heat shielding material to the bottom of the seat. Can't imagine what summer riding and touring will be like - this is a bit "redonkulous".

Loving the looks of the stock exhaust, with preference to keep it - but the Termi may be the only solution.

Funny thing is, this heat really started after the first 200 miles on the odometer - and it is getting worse as the clocks tip over. Maybe running too lean as it breaks in?
 

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I had the sole of my alpine stars boot peel off from over heat but that was on my GSXS 1000 and that was from the extreme heat of the road combined with the fact that the boot was getting older I don't feel any excessive heat on the boots on the SS
 

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I had the sole of my alpine stars boot peel off from over heat but that was on my GSXS 1000 and that was from the extreme heat of the road combined with the fact that the boot was getting older I don't feel any excessive heat on the boots on the SS
I agree. The heat is definitely there, but not excessive on the boot. The pegs get quite hot, but that's due to heat transfer, not radiated. Now, my inner thigh gets a bit warm for sure, so I avoid stopping (read: backroads only and away from city life).
 

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I have the akra race exhaust so I dont have the cat down below, nor do I have the heat shields installed. I feel the heat on my thighs, thats about it. Its annoying, but I wonder how much better it is than on a Panigale?
 

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Just for reference, grab a peg with your bare hand after a nice ride during a warm afternoon. It's definitely hot.
 

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I have the akra race exhaust so I dont have the cat down below, nor do I have the heat shields installed. I feel the heat on my thighs, thats about it. Its annoying, but I wonder how much better it is than on a Panigale?
I was looking at a used Panigale outside a local motorcycle dealer at the week end, & the exhaust carbon heat shield was quite badly burned & the owner had actually wrapped the exhaust under the shield with a DEI titanium wrap & the wrap was also falling apart, it looked absolutely dread full . I cannot understand why Ducati expects private buyers to put up with crap like this nothing less than a shocking design...They will not have this issue on any of the factory & the Non factory Race bikes....:wink2:
 

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So before the summer gets here, and while I wait for the Termi kit to arrive, I bought some exhaust wrap from Amazon and gave it a try on the rear header pipe.

I removed the screws for the heat shields and removed the left side plastic shield. Unscrewed the metal strap holding the inner shields together and wrapped (with the oxygen sensor still attached).
A little like surgery to get the wrapping under the shields but not impossible.

Before buttoning up, I also tightened the clamp holding the cat to the rear header pipe. The whole process took about 90 minutes.
I took a 40 mile ride and am quite surprised at how different it feels. My thighs are not anywhere near has hot and neither is the seat.
Funny enough, my feet are getting warmer but that is probably because of no longer loosing feeling from the excess heat on the bum area.
So, it was either tightening the bolt, and or adding the exhaust wrap.

I'm taking a long ride this weekend and plan to get the front header done too.

The exhaust wrap is a definite recommendation - but try tightening that clamp first...

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Hey Rummagio,

Can you provide some pics on the heat tape install and what product you used? Also any pics on which bolt you tightened. Did you have to remove any of the covers or just loosen them?

I want to see how it compares to the heat wrap method that another member posted.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Sorry for the delay in response. Here is the wrap. ARTR Titanium Lava Fiber 2" x 50' Exhaust Header Wrap kit with 10pcs 11.8 Inch Stainless Locking Ties https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012C5FOLK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_i_RJK-AbRS7KCDB


I am unable to get a decent picture due to the heat shields.


All I removed was left side plastic shield. Removed screws on all shields an completely opened the strap on the heade4 closest to engine. In terms of bolt/clamp - it is the one holding the rear header to the cat.


Hope that helps. Still happy with results after 750 mile ride in 90+ degree temperatures.
 

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Just to add another product to the list...

If I were to wrap my header pipe, and its still an option on the table, this is what I would go with.
 

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The temperatures here are not very high yet but since fitting the Termi I am sure there is a lot less heat emanating from the engine area which would make sense without the cat.
 

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Catching up on these thread as I am experiencing some miles on the bike (still below 600 miles on the S model).

I must admit, this is the hottest Ducati that I have yet to own (full MTS family, Hyper 1100, Supersport 800 and now SS939.)
After an hour of riding the toes on both sides are cooked - and sitting at a light is near bearable at 60F. Looking for solutions because while a significant issue for me, it is the only issue that take away from being awesome.

I have ceramic coated the header pipes (in/out) and the external of the cat - but OMG with no success. Also added heat shielding material to the bottom of the seat. Can't imagine what summer riding and touring will be like - this is a bit "redonkulous".

Loving the looks of the stock exhaust, with preference to keep it - but the Termi may be the only solution.

Funny thing is, this heat really started after the first 200 miles on the odometer - and it is getting worse as the clocks tip over. Maybe running too lean as it breaks in?
Could you please explain what you had ceramic coated and who did you use for the coating? Did you coat the CAT????? Just sent my rear header out a few weeks ago and would be interested in hearing your setup/findings.

Thanks
 

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Ok so I assume you just temporarily remove the two black side heat shields. Then wrapped around the exhaust pipe but on top of the top heat shield, then put the side shields back on.

Are the two side shields easy to remove and put back on?

Thanks for the pics. And advice.
 
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