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Radiator heat

Postby Tomfrom69 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:13 pm



Just got my 2010 Goldwing and I love it! Only problem I have is, there's insane heat coming out of the radiator and onto my legs ( usually the left leg area is worse ). I've read some forums about dragon wings and Baker built wings and some people were saying that the wings have a lifting affect on the bike at high speeds, plus the holes in the fairing were leaking when it rains. Does anyone have any experiences with different products or have any suggestions? We took a 350 mile ride over the weekend, the temperature was 94 degrees outside and because of the heat from the bike, the wife and I felt like chickens on a slow cooking rotisserie. Any feed back would be appreciated, I don't know anyone personally with a wing to ask.



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Re: Radiator heat

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:50 pm

The Baker wings made a huge difference in the heat on my bike. I haven't had any leakage/rain problems at all. As an extra bonus, when it's cold out, you can reverse them and keep the cold air from blowing on you, keeping you warmer.

If you're riding at speeds high enough for those little wings to have a perceivable lifting effect, then you likely have things more important than heat to think about...like the flashing lights in your mirrors. :)

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Re: Radiator heat

Postby MSGT-R » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:15 pm

I know it's not much help, but the weather is always like that in the Southwest.. :lol:
You are wearing long pants I assume (?)
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Re: Radiator heat

Postby Tomfrom69 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:13 am

No, not wearing long pants! Tried wearing pants when it was above 85 degrees.....and it was awful! :( Have to do shorts when it's above 85!

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Re: Radiator heat

Postby MSGT-R » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:16 am

I didn't just read that (I'm an MSF Ridercoach).

Wear those pants!
If you think it's hot now, just think that you can't sweat through a scab.
..and they still use green soap and scrub brushes in the ER. :shock:
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Re: Radiator heat

Postby Tomfrom69 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:47 pm

Very aware of the dangers of riding in shorts, but out of my 20 yrs of riding, I've never felt as hot as I do on my goldwing! Then again I've never owned a liquid cooled bike either! 

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Re: Radiator heat

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:20 pm

I wear armored ballistic nylon pants OVER my jeans, and I've done that upwards of 95 degrees. I find that riding with the armored pants keeps me COOLER. If I try with just jeans on, the heat is unbearable, but the nylon pants seem to block a lot of the heat.

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Re: Radiator heat

Postby st4r50 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:19 am

they make mesh armored pants that you can wear over shorts. I normally wear jeans, I know it's hot but it beats getting baked in the sun all day. I also wear khaki pants sometimes which are much cooler than jeans but the material is thin and likely will not survive a crash, leaving my skin grinding down the road.
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Re: Radiator heat

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:44 pm

Jeans (unless they are kevlar jeans) will not protect you much better than khaki. More than a couple of seconds of sliding down the road, and your jeans will be worn through and you'll be on skin. I know this from experience!

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Re: Radiator heat

Postby MSGT-R » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:09 pm

Everything, no matter if it's in the desert in July!!
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Re: Radiator heat

Postby Tomfrom69 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:57 pm

Wow man, that looks like it's hot! I'd be sweltering in the desert like that! Could do it on my V twin, but I'd have to lose the jacket on the wing! Lol

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Re: Radiator heat

Postby MSGT-R » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:22 pm

A Camelbak full of ice and Gatoraide, and a couple of water bottles in the trunk to soak the riding jacket and you're nice and cool!

My jacket is mesh. If you wear a long sleeve tee shirt underneath, it's nice and cool after being soaked with water (like a personal swamp cooler).
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Re: Radiator heat

Postby roy8 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:40 am

I have a 2007 GL1800 trike, and put on show chrome lower wind wings from chrome world.part # 2697. they pivot so you can direct the heat away from you or towards you.they work but may interfear with you using your foot pegs if you have them.

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Re: Radiator heat

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:24 am

Tomfrom69 wrote:Just got my 2010 Goldwing and I love it! Only problem I have is, there's insane heat coming out of the radiator and onto my legs ( usually the left leg area is worse ). I've read some forums about dragon wings and Baker built wings and some people were saying that the wings have a lifting affect on the bike at high speeds,

That's one of the best stories to belittle a fine product I've every heard! I assure you there is no way a small piece of plactic the size of the Bake upper/lower air wings will be able to make your 900#+ Wing fly :D they will however, keep the heat off you legs and you can open the uppers to get direct air on you on those warm days.

plus the holes in the fairing were leaking when it rains.
There are nylon washers as part of the mounting parts. No water intrusion will not be a problem.

Does anyone have any experiences with different products or have any suggestions? We took a 350 mile ride over the weekend, the temperature was 94 degrees outside and because of the heat from the bike, the wife and I felt like chickens on a slow cooking rotisserie. Any feed back would be appreciated, I don't know anyone personally with a wing to ask.


When it's 94 and the humidity is about the same, my bike stays parked. It is way to hot to enjoy and wear the proper potective gear.




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