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Test rode a 2014 Vision this weekend. One thing that was uncomfortable was the heat generated from the exhaust system onto my right leg. Is it just me or have others noticed this? Solutions?
 

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I know you asked about vision however. its the same engine so--- my xct got hot as hell when temps got up this last summer. Over 90 it was ridiculous. I removed the catalytic converters. It made a huge difference from cooking my ass to not getting hot at all. I also put reflective metal tape on bottom of the seat. But my foot doesn't get as hot. No performance difference at all. Now they will get hotter than normal due to not being broke in once they break in they get better. They say don't remove the cats, but I would bet they have been told to never suggest doing something that is not law abiding. You can do other things to tame the beast as well. Performance upgrades helped some as well. I modified my exhaust by running 2" all the way made of baffled pipe wrapped with exhaust wrap. New loyds air filter and a ATS adj timing system. All of this freed the engine up a bit and anytime a engine can breath better and has less restrictions it will run cooler. The stock engine is choked down so much for EPA restrictions it gets hot.

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I know you asked about vision however. its the same engine so--- my xct got hot as hell when temps got up this last summer. Over 90 it was ridiculous. I removed the catalytic converters. It made a huge difference from cooking my ass to not getting hot at all. I also put reflective metal tape on bottom of the seat. But my foot doesn't get as hot. No performance difference at all. Now they will get hotter than normal due to not being broke in once they break in they get better. They say don't remove the cats, but I would bet they have been told to never suggest doing something that is not law abiding. You can do other things to tame the beast as well. Performance upgrades helped some as well. I modified my exhaust by running 2" all the way made of baffled pipe wrapped with exhaust wrap. New loyds air filter and a ATS adj timing system. All of this freed the engine up a bit and anytime a engine can breath better and has less restrictions it will run cooler. The stock engine is choked down so much for EPA restrictions it gets hot.

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As Okie says the EPA regulations are killing the motor. A filter, ATS. And fuel controller will make a big difference in the heat out put of the motor. When I had the cams installed and dynoed by Rylan it dropped the operating temp quite a bit. Mine still has the cats so I don't have any experience with that.
I also have the lower deflectors on my Vision and they will direct the heat away from your legs as well as protecting them when it is cold and raining.
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Lower deflectors are a must. The lower deflectors eliminated the felt heat on my legs when stick before adding cams a PCV. I really do no notice it anymore.


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Deflectors were a great recommendation

Thanks guys. The lower deflectors make sense. My dealer recommended wrapping pipe tape underneath the heat shield. Yea, nooo. I'm now up to about $2k in add-ons after purchasing. Steel fender, 2" handlebars (my fault for being short), deflectors, ESC, rider backrest and adapters. Ouch.
 
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