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Wait...this is where the heat is coming from? My crotch is not what's getting hot, it's the back of my thighs. :confused:
I don't mind the heat, but I thought it would be coming from the big cat and dual silencers. Surely that monstrosity collects and causes most of the heat. Which exhaust do you have, is the full system the same or worse than the stock.
 

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I agree, it's coming from the exhaust. On my Ducati ST3, I can feel the heat from the engine. On the SS, you feel the heat coming from below the engine : the exhaust system.
On the ST3 it's a classical exhaust, the heat is behind you (passenger feels the heat in her feets...), the SS has the exhaust system below the engine, so that's for pilot legs...
I imagine that Akra full exhaust should not have this behavior.
 

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I don't really notice excess heat as long as I am in motion, even at only moderate speed. However on a hot day I traffic the heat is felt. It's nothing approaching the heat that I experienced on my 899, but it is a bit uncomfortable. I wear riding gear virtually every time I get on a bike. It's hot in the gear, but the riding pants also protect against the heat from the bike. All in all, the heat is not a deal killer for me.
 

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Older Ducati Supersports had the rear cylinder head turned 180 degrees so the header pipe came out of the front. This might solve the heated thigh/arse issue. Unsure what problems this would introduce on the modern Supersports. I really liked the look of the header pipe coming out the front of the rear cylinder.
 

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The heat in the seat is an issue for sure. We bought a automotive hood liner then cut a piece that will fit under the seat but did not try to use the adhesive to actually attach it to the seat. Went for a 200 mi. ride yesterday and the seat seems much cooler.

The hood liner is about 1/2 inch thick but compresses easily.

Here's the link to the hood liner:

Dynamat.com | The Hoodliner for Automotive and Restoration.

So far, this seems like a fairly inexpensive fix, although until the aftermarket comes up with exhaust system to get rid of the catalytic converter yet still keep the panniers, I don't see a way to really get rid of the excessive heat, particularly when stuck in traffic.
 

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The heat in the seat is an issue for sure. We bought a automotive hood liner then cut a piece that will fit under the seat but did not try to use the adhesive to actually attach it to the seat. Went for a 200 mi. ride yesterday and the seat seems much cooler.

The hood liner is about 1/2 inch thick but compresses easily.

Here's the link to the hood liner:

Dynamat.com | The Hoodliner for Automotive and Restoration.

So far, this seems like a fairly inexpensive fix, although until the aftermarket comes up with exhaust system to get rid of the catalytic converter yet still keep the panniers, I don't see a way to really get rid of the excessive heat, particularly when stuck in traffic.
Did you position the foil side up or down?
 
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