heat on legs


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maestro319
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heat on legs

Postby maestro319 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:22 pm



Took a short ride this morning. it wasn't too hot, yet!! When I got home and pulled into my driveway, there was an extreme amount of heat on my legs. Is this normal, or could there be something going on with my radiator? coolant ? fan???



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Re: heat on legs

Postby Jeeper » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:16 am

I get quite a bit of heat on mine as well. I have two sets of deflectors, an upper set to blow air on my body while riding and a lower set just to cool my legs.

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Re: heat on legs

Postby snowy.vtwin » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:09 am

what does your temp gauge say?

mine runs slightly on the cool side esp on the highway even when it's 80 deg. Yet there is a substantial amount of heat coming off the engine and I'm glad I have the highway pegs. On the city streets I like better to ride my ACE for that reason, it is such a great incentive to give Ms Piggy a run now and then while I keep trying to get top dollar for her.

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Re: heat on legs

Postby Oldsmores » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:58 am

What's your temperature guage saying? If it's in the normal range, it's probably just normal engine heat. When you're stopped and the fan comes on it blows a lot of heat right back at you. I bought these http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/2614_GL1200_Gold_Wing_Wind_Deflectors and they work great (when you're moving)

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Re: heat on legs

Postby maestro319 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:26 pm

Thanks guys,
You're probably right. I really felt the heat just after I stopped. It was almost like (and probably was) the fan was blowing the engine heat back on my legs.
The temp guage read normal all the way. IF 3 bars is considered normal, which most posts seem to say it is. It is good to know everything is ok.
Thanks again.
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Re: heat on legs

Postby giturgun » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:28 pm

Would check the coolant level just to make sure . If it drops low enough the gauge can be fooled


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