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How to remove leg heat on the KTM 1290 Super Adventure and save a lot of money
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KTM 1290 Super Adventure
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How to remove leg heat on the KTM 1290 Super Adventure and save a lot of money

After studying forums and talking with other "sufferers," several options emerged:

- Ignore it (Not for me)

- Buy a factory hose (with thermal insulation included)

- DIY

I decided to start with the DIY option, and if that doesn't work, I'll move on to option 2.

The first idea that came to mind was to do it like on custom builds — using regular thermal tape.

But after talking with tuning experts in exhaust systems, this option was mercilessly rejected:
— the tape can't be tightly wrapped
— it will constantly slip
— it will smell terrible after washes and rain

Then, on advirder, a less aesthetic but reportedly 100% effective solution was found.

To implement it, we need:

Heatshield Armor Exhaust 177201 thermal shieldHands with tools (or a specially trained person with them)

What we have is an uninsulated exhaust pipe with a temperature of around 300 degrees Celsius after rides!!!

Thermal insulation (I initially wanted to order it from eBay, but found it in Russia with a relatively small markup)

A specially trained person with tools and hands :)))

1. Remove the pipe

Fortunately, removing the pipe didn't require taking off the center stand. I just had to unscrew 3 bolts where it attaches to the cylinder and one to the collector, as well as remove the lambda sensor (it all took about 20 minutes).

2. Install the thermal insulation.

To install it correctly, it's best to watch the video on the manufacturer's website!!!

The most important thing is trimming the edges and not forgetting to fold them to prevent the insulation material from fraying (in my photo, the edges are not trimmed, and that's bad)!!!

3. Put everything back.

Result:

I'm 100% satisfied — the heat is almost completely gone. I don't think any other means could achieve a better result.

Cost breakdown:

Thermal insulation — 60$

Labor (1.5 hours) — 12$

Savings: 120-130$

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