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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-05-2016, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any tips on trying to keep the heat down on the seat? Just bought my 959 last week and my ass melts a little more each time I ride. I knew this going into it but there's gotta be a method that cuts the heat down a little...other than maintaining 120mph.

My first thoughts were adding some thermo insulation tape on the exhaust shield and possibly wrapping the exhaust. I know several people are against wrapping exhaust for several different reasons but it works on my Yamaha FZR600. I just don't have enough data to say whether or not it'll do what I want it to do in keeping heat off my ass.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-05-2016, 03:01 PM
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Both of those solutions combined stand a chance.

The pani I rode with a wrapped exhaust was a marginal improvement. He posted some data on the old 1199 forum with an ir thermometer but ultimately once your pants were he soaked from the radiant heat, it still felt just as hot for the most part.

That said, wrapping the exhaust is on my to do list for the winter. If you wrap both header pipes, you shouldn't see any adverse effect on performance.

Or I may do this since they're down the street from me.

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after getting toasted testicles while caught up in traffic at the weekend,i have put some gold reflective foil on the seat bottom,wont know if it works untill im back out on it
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I personally don't have any heat problems, but find the heat from the subframe/cover around valve cover more noticeable than that from the seat even in stop and go situations with ~210F ECT/~95F IAT.

Before plunging and getting my 959, I was considering on getting some Shift-Tech Subframe Covers as some other users on here have them and said they helped/eliminated the heat from the subframe area (ie. Reducing heat with engine subframe covers). Just something to consider.

There's another thread on here that has a lot of discussion as well if you want to read in on that (The four letter word no ones addressing).
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I have the ducati performance comfort seat. I have noticed a difference in seat heat because it is a little higher. I don't know if you want to go that route. But it's been a good side affect for me.

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I have a Ducati comfort seat for sale if your interested!
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Eh, the heat never bothered me, but to be honest Ive noticed a huge change after I installed my Termi evo exhaust (forward facing). While they never bothered me before, now its a complete no issue. Oh and the sound and huge bump in midrange was nice too.
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I have a Ducati comfort seat for sale if your interested!
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Thanks all for the replies. got some helpful tips.

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I'm also not bothered about the heat. Then again it is only the beginning of spring here in Sydney at the moment so it may be different in summer. I've actually ridden to work just wearing my work uniform (slacks/chinos) instead of my kevlar jeans and the heat to me was bearable.. If anything my Monster 659 felt hotter than the Panigale.
Must be my fat ass... plenty of insulation. lol
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