I feel your pain dude. My 14 450R does the same thing. If I would of known all the probs these bikes come with, I would of just got a TRX and be done with It...I have never owned a quad in my life, And just bought a 2014 450r SE
given I am not wearing riding boots but just my leg being in the area of the header is blistering my leg. Is there a good heat shield? Or just wrap it OR both?
You go right ahead and show us how its done please... Just make sure to film it.One easy solution is to wear riding boots which typically are higher than the head pipe. I do, and have never noticed any heat. Another way to stop the heat and glowing head pipe is to smash a (uncooked) potato or eggplant into the silencer.