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This is what happens when I ride my Scout. I love it so much but dread stopping and trying to hold my leg off the HOT pipe. I'm literally a new week old rider and just about 5'3. What in gods creation can I do besides losing 50 pounds on my thighs by tomorrow??
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This is what happens when I ride my Scout. I love it so much but dread stopping and trying to hold my leg off the HOT pipe. I'm literally a new week old rider and just about 5'3. What in gods creation can I do besides losing 50 pounds on my thighs by tomorrow??
Short term buy DEI's heat shield. It comes in different sizes as shown in that link. Find the size you need, note the part number and see if you can find it cheaper. You should also note that the Scout exhaust runs a lot hotter until it's broken in. Myself, I've had great success keeping the heat down during break-in by having the oil changed. I've had it changed at 30, 500 and now 1500 miles.
 

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I wonder if the Executives at Polaris know people are being injured by their product ..Hmmmm. I've never heard this happening on any other Motorcycle.
you are being facetious right?
people have been burning their legs on motorcycle exhaust since day one.
 

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If your leg touches the exhaust pipe on any bike it will burn you just like putting your hand on a hot oven will. When you stop try balancing the bike with your left leg and leave your right leg on the peg. Your bike is light enough to do that.
 

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I'm sure they have . But you cant tell me this bike doesnt throw off heat to the extreme. Ive had quite my fair share of bikes NONE that ran this hot .
you have several options at your disposal.

get a lesser bike
wrap your exhaust
remove the catalytic
add another heat shield
keep your leg off the exhaust

in all seriousness, it is what it is
 
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I'm sure they have . But you cant tell me this bike doesnt throw off heat to the extreme. Ive had quite my fair share of bikes NONE that ran this hot .
Short fat stubby legs WILL suffer the most. Its just the angle of the dangle etc... Cant build a bike for all body types - you can try - but good luck.
 

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Cobra and Samson make chrome heat shields for 2 1/4" pipes. I bought a 7" long shield for the upper pipe and a 4" shield for the lower. My wife is 5'-1" w/ short legs and her biggest concern was burning herself. I added the heat shields over top of the existing heat shields and she has no problem now. even when her chaps rest against the heat shields there is no burning. unless you are really looking you don't even notice the new heat shields. got them off Amazon, but you can probably find them elsewhere.
 

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Short term buy DEI's heat shield. It comes in different sizes as shown in that link. Find the size you need, note the part number and see if you can find it cheaper. You should also note that the Scout exhaust runs a lot hotter until it's broken in. Myself, I've had great success keeping the heat down during break-in by having the oil changed. I've had it changed at 30, 500 and now 1500 miles.
Thanks I will look into it ASAP!
 

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Cobra and Samson make chrome heat shields for 2 1/4" pipes. I bought a 7" long shield for the upper pipe and a 4" shield for the lower. My wife is 5'-1" w/ short legs and her biggest concern was burning herself. I added the heat shields over top of the existing heat shields and she has no problem now. even when her chaps rest against the heat shields there is no burning. unless you are really looking you don't even notice the new heat shields. got them off Amazon, but you can probably find them elsewhere.
Nice to hear about your wife , that helps. Thanks I'll look into all my options.
 

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If your leg touches the exhaust pipe on any bike it will burn you just like putting your hand on a hot oven will. When you stop try balancing the bike with your left leg and leave your right leg on the peg. Your bike is light enough to do that.
I do try to keep my foot on the right peg BUT although it may be light for some I still feel it's weight and am feeling a little unsteady being so new. I wear jeans and try to keep my right leg out or on its tip toe. It's all good, I understand it's all part of riding. I love my scout and will overcome this issue one way or another. Thx
 

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you have several options at your disposal.

get a lesser bike
wrap your exhaust
remove the catalytic
add another heat shield
keep your leg off the exhaust

in all seriousness, it is what it is
Scotty, I appreciate the ideas. 1. I love my bike. I will overcome this issue somehow or burn my leg off before I do. 2. I will look into the wrap. 3. I have no clue what that catalytic is but I'll look it up now. 4. Adding a different shield may be an option. 5. I do try to keep my leg off, away and on my tip toe on the right side but sometimes it's just unavoidable. Lastly, I do understand it's all part of riding and I'll deal as long as I can. I have put 827 miles on her, but hopefully it will get better in time. Thanks for the ideas.
 

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The system does get cooler as you run the bike in. I would also suggest you try practicing, with the bike cold of course, balancing on your left leg while sitting on your bike. You can have someone there to help if required. Have your left foot flat on the ground and your right on the front peg. That will help you at lights, giveaways etc but of course it's not much help its time for the side stand to go down. I have found a position for my right foot when I stop which always means my leg and bike pants are always clear of the pipe. Check that out too. But if there is absolutely no position where your leg does not touch the pipe then yes, you have a real problem. From what others have said exhaust wrap lowers the temp by only a few degrees in real life. Hope this helps. We gotta keep you riding!
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Don't wear shorts when riding.
Hahaaaa, hell NO! I'm literally 8 days on this bike. I'm a whimp! I would never ever ever be stupid enough to do that. I've been on the back of bikes for years and never did then. I wear jeans, long sleeve, boots, and a helmet. I'm covered, that burn went through my pants and I keep riding daily. It won't stop me. Lol
 
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