So I just picked up a 2008 R1 w/ 6,600 miles on her. Great bike, but as expected, the heat she puts off is insane.
The bike runs at normal operating temps, so that's not really an issue for me.
The problem is that my legs feel a TON of heat coming through the exhaust.
I'm thinking about replacing the mid-pipe with an aftermarket ypipe. Do you NEED a power commander when replacing just the mid-pipe?
Is this something you should think about doing with ANY brand, or just some brands? (Akro and Delko both say no remapping required? This true?)
Instead of replacing the mid-pipe, is exhaust wrap an option? Pros/cons?
What would you recommend as the best option for reducing a LOT of exhaust heat? It's really the only thing I dislike on this beast so far.