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Old Aug 12th 2019, 05:30 PM   #1
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Anyone ride daily in 90-100F and traffic?

How do you do it?

Bought mine on Sat and I need to commute everyday with a portion in stop go traffic.

Done it for years on GSXR'S, R1's, S1000rrs, Arilias etc no problem I knew the Panigale had a rep, expected heat but this is currently unrideable, cant grip chassis with legs constantly on wrists.

Anyone commute everyday in 90-100F commuter traffic.

Thoughts on the effectiveness or experience with any of the following also appreciated:

Taping exhaust.
Heat barrier material under shielding and seat.
Carbon rear frame covers.
Engine Ice Coolant replace.
Cat removal after market exhaust.
Leather Pants
MX padded undershorts
Alpine stars under suit thermal underwear.

Wondering if anyone made good results or I should just sell the "dream bike".
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Old Aug 12th 2019, 06:44 PM   #2
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I can tell you the best results come from a combination of leathers or riding jeans with padding under them to help.
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Old Aug 12th 2019, 08:01 PM   #3
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I got my v4s about a week ago and have had no major issues with heating and I live in the middle of Melbourne city which is a constant stop/ start and I honestly don’t feel the heat like people say? It’s warm but not unbearable like I keep hearing. Bike is stock standard.
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Old Aug 12th 2019, 08:27 PM   #4
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If you bought your "dream bike" to commute in stop and go traffic in... Yes, sell it. If this is enough to make you want to sell your bike you either have sensitive thighs, or weak resolve.
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Old Aug 13th 2019, 01:01 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ceazr View Post
I got my v4s about a week ago and have had no major issues with heating and I live in the middle of Melbourne city which is a constant stop/ start and I honestly donít feel the heat like people say? Itís warm but not unbearable like I keep hearing. Bike is stock standard.
Ceazr, Ok but it's winter here in Aus and we just had an arctic Low sweep the southern states this last week. You might find it a bit different in summer.
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Old Aug 13th 2019, 02:13 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Peach View Post
If you bought your "dream bike" to commute in stop and go traffic in... Yes, sell it. If this is enough to make you want to sell your bike you either have sensitive thighs, or weak resolve.
He said a portion of his commute was stop and go. I don't know of many places where that won't be the case.

OP, yeah it's a hot bike. I don't know if the stock bike is substantially hotter as I had the Akra race kit installed at the dealership. Welcome to the forum.

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Old Aug 13th 2019, 08:30 AM   #7
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@Oldmansan thanks for the welcome, hoping I can fix this and be able to stick around

Out of the proposed fixes it seems leather pants and thermal undies may be the way forward. was curious on how effective any other options proved.

Need to commute and ride this year round like my previous Jap bikes. It cant be a weekend special.
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Old Aug 13th 2019, 09:21 AM   #8
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You might try a cool suit under your leathers or some call it heat gear even though it is to keep you cooler. I use it under my gear and it really helps.
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Old Aug 13th 2019, 10:32 AM   #9
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I live in Oklahoma and it's been insanely hot recently. It's pretty uncomfortable when it's 100F + out....but really, I think any bike would be uncomfortable when it's that hot outside.

I'm good till 90-95 then I say screw it and enjoy the AC in my truck.
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Old Aug 13th 2019, 10:44 AM   #10
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is it hot in Houston?



LOL

i'd do all of the items on your list.

once i have my modded exhaust out, i can help your breadbox pass out more heat, rather than retaining it. i know it has been announced several times, but i'm getting closer.
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