Ok I am new to the Wing world, just came over fromt the dark side. Being in Texas it gets down right hot here. My old Harley used to fry my butt. The Wing so far is great in heat. The only time I get burned is on the left side, the one valve cover sticks out some and if I am in shorts my shin hits it if I don't keep my leg back, and yow! it's hot. Now I don't need a safety lecture about how I should always wear pants and chaps with refective material etc, but there are times when it's 105 out I may go out with just shorts on. The question is do they make a guard to cover that area. Or do the chrome overlays they make that stick on reduce how hot the valve cover is to the touch? Hey at least I don't ride in flip flops.