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Q. Can I fit a race can to my Honda Hornet 600 which won’t get too hot for my pillion.
I have heard that carbon cans might not heat up as much?
Alan Lovell, e-mail
A. You-re right that carbon fibre doesn’t conduct heat as well as alloy so it will feel cooler to the touch.
But what’s more important is that the can is double-skinned so there’s a layer of trapped insulating air.
It also needs to have a heat shield on the link pipe otherwise you’ll melt your boot on it.
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