That giant hole located on the right side of the exhaust heat shield..
I went on a 2 hour ride last weekend and my bike got so hot, it left boils on my right thigh. My left thigh got warm but it was bearable.
I literally had to open and close my legs every 10 seconds to vent the heat.
So after tending to my heat wounds, I went to inspect the bike.
I noticed the exhaust heat shield had a "silver dollar" sized hole in it.
I don't really know why it's there but I'm assuming it's for venting.
Here's my theory..
As you're riding, your legs are pressed up against the side of your panigale.
This blocks the airflow from getting to the exhaust pipe located under your seat.
Since the airflow is being blocked by your legs, heat from the exhaust pipe is rising and exiting from that giant hole.
IMO, this is why our right thighs are getting way hotter then our left.
I'm really considering covering that hole up with some sort of heat shielding aluminum tape.
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