If anyone wants some info on how to keep the bike from burning the legs....I posted a quick video on what I did. Put on the 1299 carbon fiber heat shield. Problem fixed.
The Oem piece doesn't do what it's intended to in any case in terms of heat shielding lolI'm surprised you picked the 1299 carbon heat shield.
Was that because you haven't found an appropriate after-market one designed for the 959?
I'm genuinely interested as I find the stock heat shield rather bland but don't want to diminish its heat shielding properties with an inferior Non-OEM piece.
Yes, but you replaced the 959 OEM with another OEM, the one from a 1299.The Oem piece doesn't do what it's intended to in any case in terms of heat shielding lol
Plenty available - he must have had access to it or prefers Oem alternatives I'm not sure,Yes, but you replaced the 959 OEM with another OEM, the one from a 1299.
My question was: Wasn't there anything available in after-market parts that would do the job and fit without cutting?
Did you just happen to have an 1299 OEM accessible and installed that one?
https://version-s.com/collections/1199/products/manifold-cover-ceramic-ducati-1199-panigaleThat raises the question, why Ducati hasn't done that? Can't be that expensive?
Seat heat is very noticeable but the exhaust is only 1 part of the problem. The fact that the subframe is linked to the head for me personally is more of an issue.I guess it revolves around if you want farkle or function. Ilmberger doesn't mention anything about better heat shielding nor do they show the ceramic feature or any description to that effect. Notwithstanding, I'm not sold on the 1299 OEM being better at shielding heat either. If that was the magic elixir, Ducati would have made it available for the 959. Any bike with an exhaust running up your wazoo is going to be hot without wind dispersing the heat.