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I was looking at my engine and noticed a screw laying where one should not be and not attached to anything. It turned out to be from the exhaust shielding. i returned it and then checked the others. They were all loose. I am going to have to get some high temp loctite I guess but for now I just replaced it and tightened them all.

May want to check yours. For reference I have 2900 miles on my bike.

In the pic it is the hex head dead center. One can see the spot it landed and lit in just below it. It was pretty secure in that little spot, lucky for me.

p.s. On a side note one can juuuuuust see the melted glob of plastic/rubber that is he bumper pad on my shock. :) Still awaiting the Ducati solution. They have agreed to correct it....but just don't have a good solution yet I guess.
 

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Mine not looose, but getting there...no longer fully torqued. Required snugging a bit. Probably would have eventually loosened without tightening up. Thanks buddy. 2500 miles on mine.
 

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Btw, have you guys ever taken the seat off after a spirited ride and felt the underside of the seat? Or, even just touched the foot pegs with your hands...
 

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I was looking at my engine and noticed a screw laying where one should not be and not attached to anything. It turned out to be from the exhaust shielding. i returned it and then checked the others. They were all loose. I am going to have to get some high temp loctite I guess but for now I just replaced it and tightened them all.

May want to check yours. For reference I have 2900 miles on my bike.

In the pic it is the hex head dead center. One can see the spot it landed and lit in just below it. It was pretty secure in that little spot, lucky for me.

p.s. On a side note one can juuuuuust see the melted glob of plastic/rubber that is he bumper pad on my shock. :) Still awaiting the Ducati solution. They have agreed to correct it....but just don't have a good solution yet I guess.
Thank you for the heads up, @Snowboard Duke! 2,450 miles...3 of 4 heat shield fasteners on my 'S' were not exactly loose, but definitely not tight, either. I snugged them up and will monitor.
 

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Btw, have you guys ever taken the seat off after a spirited ride and felt the underside of the seat? Or, even just touched the foot pegs with your hands...
YES!! Very hot to the touch. In fact, I take the seat off once I'm home to let the best dissipate better...AND I have a floor fan that I direct at that area to help with cooling.
 

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The good news, at least for me, is I rarely feel it and doesn't bother me when underway...
Same. the stupid cat makes everything hot hot to try and burn away those stray VOCs. But...I ride with full gear so I don't really feel it. :) But...I don't think i would leave a phone under there to charge :eek:
 

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there is a point to where the bike runs cool. Once you cross that like the bike temp goes up 50 F quickly. Here in NE the temps dont get that hot and the bike stays cooler. When it gets in the 80s F things start cooking.
 
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