So you never mentioned the header pipe on that pic , did you notice that it is cherry red most likely from the carb being too rich
I swear to you that photo was not there when I responded to your post! I call hiccup on the server.
No, no, no, I've never noticed any degree of redness to the pipe near the head. Now, if it is happening farther back on the pipe, nearer the exhaust, I guess I would not see it underneath the shields. I think if it got THAT hot my leg would have known it.... LOL