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problem: engine heat burning inside of my thighs

Hi everybody!

I bought my Urban enduro in July and after my first ride I had to call the Ducati dealer I bought it from and ask them to come with their truck and take it back. The heat from the engine was so hot that I burned the inside of my thighs. And I always ride in leather pants. Before I called the dealer I let the scrambler stand in the garage to cool down. After 2 hours it was still burning hot and the tank was very hot too! Didn't feel so good...

Well, they came and picked it up and after a couple of days they said they had tested it and compared to other Scrambler's but didn't find anything wrong. They suggested that I should change the way I sit on the bike... Well, I have had different motorcycles for the last 35 years and never experienced anything like this. My previous bike was a Ducati monster which I now regret that I sold.

Have anyone else out there had the same problem?

Today again I had to jump of the bike when stopping for 30 seconds because the heat was to much for my legs.

I mean it should be possible to ride a Ducati in warm sunny weather without getting problems.
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When I ride slowly in town, the engine heat may become sensible but never to the point where I need to jump out the bike.
A too hot engine may be due to a too poor fuel mix, did your dealer check that the EFI was well working ?
What's the color of the exhausts near the engine ? In the night, do they become red or more ?

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How far away is your dealer? I would ride there and ask them to have a look at the bike while it's hot enough to burn your arse. The only way to make sure they are experiencing what you're experiencing is to experience it together.
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I've felt the heat for sure, but never to that extent. I agree with Satansfist, back to the dealer you go.

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There may be an engine between your legs. But the Scrambler is very lean stock, which will be hot.

I don't have too much sympathy for those who weren't early adopters of the 1199. A few poor riders came away with burns.
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I don't have too much sympathy for those who weren't early adopters of the 1199. A few poor riders came away with burns.
I have the tricolore...before they did the recall and added the heat shield it was a nightmare..now it just gets really really hot unless you are riding the sh*t out of it

*OP: Sorry you are having issues, could you go to the dealer and take a ride on a demo scrambler and compare? In the last 2 months I have put 2K miles on my icon (it has the Termi racing can and up-map) , ridden in jeans and full leathers and have never had a problem and because of my Panigale, it was on my mind. Would be interesting to hear your experience on a different scrambler. I rode my buddies Scrambler prior to buying mine (600 miles <- yea I feel a little guilty), no heat issues at all.

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I have the tricolore...before they did the recall and added the heat shield it was a nightmare..now it just gets really really hot unless you are riding the sh*t out of it

*OP: Sorry you are having issues, could you go to the dealer and take a ride on a demo scrambler and compare? In the last 2 months I have put 2K miles on my icon (it has the Termi racing can and up-map) , ridden in jeans and full leathers and have never had a problem and because of my Panigale, it was on my mind. Would be interesting to hear your experience on a different scrambler. I rode my buddies Scrambler prior to buying mine (600 miles <- yea I feel a little guilty), no heat issues at all.

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I have my '12 as well, I didn't install the engine heat shields. Didn't like not being able to inspect the motor as easily as possible.
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