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Old Aug 29th 2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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Hot HOT... too hot?

I knew going into it that Panigales run hot, but Im not here to complain about getting stuck in traffic, my heat complaint resides when I am on the highway cruising around 75-80mph... my left inner thigh gets hot to the point where I cant stand it and I open my stance on the bike to allow for airflow. Is anyone else experiencing this with their V4? It happens regardless of what riding pants I wear, and the heat when standing still at a light doesnt really bother me, but as I said, it really is uncomfortable to the point of almost not wanting to ride at speed. Im open to resolutions that dont include the typical "only ride it on the track". Thanks in advance.

Oh, and this is in San Diego- so the temp was around 81F outside.
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Old Aug 29th 2018, 09:44 PM   #2
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This is normal. Many people reporting same on Daidegas Italian forum.
I suppose it is more frustrating to some people than others. We’re all different.
The hot climate is obviously making it worst.

I believe wearing a extra inner in your pants helps a lot in not transferring the heat.
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Old Aug 29th 2018, 09:46 PM   #3
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i have been riding mine 2000 miles so far in northern california some days in 95 degree weather and it major traffic . i have just learned to ride with my legs out about a inch or two . it gets really bad when your balls get so hot you have to get off the bike . :}
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Old Aug 30th 2018, 04:14 PM   #4
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It is normal. I think skin in that area gets used to it at some point
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Old Aug 30th 2018, 04:25 PM   #5
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You get a wide stance? Get some riding jeans. Seriously dude, the heat index last week on the east coast was 100....and we ride. Quit bitching about 81 and no humidity. Now watch that stance.

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Old Sep 1st 2018, 12:42 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Veteran View Post
This is normal. Many people reporting same on Daidegas Italian forum.
I suppose it is more frustrating to some people than others. We’re all different.
The hot climate is obviously making it worst.

I believe wearing a extra inner in your pants helps a lot in not transferring the heat.
This is basically it. Some people will tolerate it, some won't.

Bottom line though, you have chosen a 215bhp race derived (when I say derived, I meant they stuck mirrors and turn signals on it) motorcycle. It develops its power from an 'internal combustion engine' meaning heat. The more power, means using more fuel, using more fuel means more combustion, more combustion means more heat.

You have chosen a bike that has possibly the most extreme performance in a production motorcycle and at the same time produces the most heat. I can't see how that is a concept that is so hard to grasp.
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Old Sep 1st 2018, 01:24 AM   #7
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Old Sep 1st 2018, 09:03 AM   #8
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Strange how people who buy these bikes complain about this. I don’t notice anything but I always ride in leathers. When I had my akra exhaust system put on I had the mechanic remove those horrible black cylinder covers, the heat still seems fine to me.

And yes we do live in a hot climate.

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Old Sep 1st 2018, 09:56 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Mutt1979 View Post
This is basically it. Some people will tolerate it, some won't.

Bottom line though, you have chosen a 215bhp race derived (when I say derived, I meant they stuck mirrors and turn signals on it) motorcycle. It develops its power from an 'internal combustion engine' meaning heat. The more power, means using more fuel, using more fuel means more combustion, more combustion means more heat.

You have chosen a bike that has possibly the most extreme performance in a production motorcycle and at the same time produces the most heat. I can't see how that is a concept that is so hard to grasp.
well, putting along at 25 mph do you think you are using more fuel than another bike going 25 mph? Its probably not just the fuel.
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Old Sep 1st 2018, 11:11 AM   #10
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well, putting along at 25 mph do you think you are using more fuel than another bike going 25 mph? Its probably not just the fuel.
What? 600cc vs an 1100cc of course the bigger bike uses more so yes, bigger displacement, more fuel, V4 more cylinders, more bangs per revolution.... look at the catalogue, less mpg, so yes, definitely more fuel consumption!

And if you're putting along at 25, well then there is your heat issue....
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