I installed the exhaust extension from Tom Dowell at Excell Throttle Control. Reduced the temperature of the right pannier from too hot to touch to just pretty warm. Beautifully-made piece of gear, by the way ($120.00).
I also took off the possum scraper, which, while making no sense whatsoever, seems to have redirected the heat from the pipe or muffler away from my leg. I try my best not to ride at night and there are few possums out in the daytime in my part of the country. I can't explain the part about the possum scraper, but I know my leg isn't suffering as before. It takes less than 3 minutes to take the thing off, so what've you got to lose ? ("loose" seems to be the new preferred spelling, but excuse me as I'm old and old-fashioned.)