I have a favorite pair of boots, "Blackhawk Warrior Wear Light Assault Boots." These have a textured, rubberized, coating in some areas, and when I rest the inside back of the boots against the exhaust area some of the rubberized area melts against the exhaust shield -- see the red circles on the attached pics.
I'll save any responders the trouble, i.e., I'm aware that possible solutions include:
1) Wear more heat-resistant boots. I'd prefer not to do this, because the Blackhawks have nice air-flow, are light, and are super comfortable; see my review at Tactical Boots For Motorcycle Riding - webBikeWorld
, if interested.
2) Don't put your feet back and inside. I generally ride with my feet near the front and outside of the floorboards, but when doing serious twisties getting your feet back and in allows for appropriate body-position adjustments.
I'm looking for other solutions. I'm wondering whether someone -- Stokers, Vicbaggers, that type of outfit -- makes some anti-exhaust foot guard. Maybe something with Swiss-cheese holes, billet or cast, that, say, would attach to that ugly clamp bolt (see green circle in pic).
Or maybe there's some high-temp-capable rubber-ish pad that could attach with high-temp adhesive backing to that area. I'm thinking along the lines of the rubber pads that are found on the sides of some (mostly vintage) gas tanks, only smaller and high-heat resistant.
BTW, I have stock pipes, never been removed, and there is a gap in that area between the pipe and the chrome cover. And I keep a can of EasyOff oven cleaner and a Scotchbrite Dobie pad in the garage, but using them gets old fast.
Thoughts, links, suggestions, anyone?