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04 stock+aftermarket underseat exhaust?... too hot?

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Hi guys
I don´t know if this has been covered before to the extend I´m looking for but here it goes:

I´m into buying a 04 R1 but my question to the owners especially the ones with aftermarket exhaust is how hot it really gets?
I live in Portugal and summers get really hot around here (35Cº) and I don´t like the idea of burning my ass off like I did for example on the duc999s I test drove the other day.

Also if for some chance I give a ride to a friend (girl) how bearable is it going to get. Can a person handel it or is it going to be almost impossible.

This issue is very important for me so all input regarding this will be much appreciated. :thumbup
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It doesn't really matter what kind of exhaust you have. Low ground speed is going to heat up the seats no matter what you do. The heat goes up when you stop in traffic, your ass happens to be right above it. Any bike with an undertail exhaust is going to get hot. So if you are going to give the lady a ride take her on the highway or twisties. Thats where it belongs anyway!
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