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Old Aug 14th 2019, 10:48 AM   #21
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Riding V4 in 100F heat and traffic sucks ass, I never do it. No other way around it. This bike is absolutely not for this application. This is the reality and that's why I keep my Tuono.

To prevent burns on thighs you need leather pants or really heavy textile, which are both unbearable in 100F. Mesh summer pants will burn your thighs regardless of mods.

Put this bike into the right application and you'll never want to sell it
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Old Aug 14th 2019, 01:50 PM   #22
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Riding jeans help from heat penetrating through. Dainese Drake Air D-Dry textiles bleed heat right through. It's no fun in stop and go which is why I relegate the bike to weekend duties and just take the commuter bike to work.
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Old Aug 14th 2019, 05:16 PM   #23
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Lane splitting, not in most areas within USA...especially since most states don't play nice with it legally, and therefore drivers aren't accustomed to looking for bikes between the cars.

Plus, look up motorcycle crashes, a crap-ton of them are California lane splitting fails. Some parts of the world are pretty good at lane splitting & safety.

Since the bike fits every body uniquely (depending on height & leg length) the heat could be affecting people differently, and therefore severity varies.

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Old Aug 23rd 2019, 04:20 PM   #24
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What is the general consensus?

Is the heat that bakes the underside of your thighs while riding a V4/V4S from the exhaust or the heads?
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Old Aug 23rd 2019, 07:39 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by ThingsArcane View Post
What is the general consensus?

Is the heat that bakes the underside of your thighs while riding a V4/V4S from the exhaust or the heads?
Heads IMO
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Old Sep 10th 2019, 06:35 PM   #26
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Lined portions under the seat and tank with varying versions of ZircoFlex I and III in regular aluminum and aluminum with gold and I didn't take any thermal imaging, but riding from the eastside of town, all the way to the westside, splitting lanes in traffic has become that much more bearable. I feel a noticeable difference. It's not for everyone, but thought I'd at least share this image of the underside of my seat with is lined with ZircoFlex III Gold.

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Old Sep 11th 2019, 05:30 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by torrific View Post
Lined portions under the seat and tank with varying versions of ZircoFlex I and III in regular aluminum and aluminum with gold and I didn't take any thermal imaging, but riding from the eastside of town, all the way to the westside, splitting lanes in traffic has become that much more bearable. I feel a noticeable difference. It's not for everyone, but thought I'd at least share this image of the underside of my seat with is lined with ZircoFlex III Gold.

i did the same thing but i put 2 layers on it. seems to work not that i was complaining about heat but this forum brain washed me into thinking about it lol.
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Old Sep 11th 2019, 05:41 PM   #28
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Old Sep 13th 2019, 05:11 AM   #29
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