Honda side cases and aftermarket exhaust?

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    First test ride today with newly installed Honda side cases and the GPR exhaust. I noticed after just a short ride around the neighborhood, that the bottom of the case (metal part) was so hot I could not touch it with my hand! Anyone else running aftermarket exhaust and the stock side cases and can comment on how hot the bottom of the right case can stand before there is damage?

    I'll add that the DB killer is not installed currently. I plan to install that and run another test tomorrow.

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    I have a GPR exhaust but different model. Loosen all the clamps on the exhaust and make sure it is pushed down as far as it will go. A little extra gap between the exhaust and side case makes a big difference. Outside is hot but inside is not that hot.
     
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    Thanks, I’ll see if there is more adjustment to the pipe. The bag hit the exhaust at first install so I’ve adjusted it for clearance. Hopefully there is some more room to lower it.
     
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    Lowered the pipe some so it cleared the bags and after completing a 1,000 mile trip between Charlotte and Gettysburg, I think it'll be fine. The bags do get hot from the pipe, but no more than the top when in the direct sun.

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