engine heat on rider


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lovig214
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engine heat on rider

Postby lovig214 » Sat May 15, 2010 5:48 pm



This is my first goldwing. 1980 gl100 Interstate when i ride it there is a lot of heat off the engine that comes back at me. this is just may this summer it might uncomfortable. It there anything that i can do to help ;) this. Thank You Craig



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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby cbach1981 » Sat May 15, 2010 8:46 pm

I've got pegs mounted as far forward on my engine guards as they can get, so once I'm cruising, I put my feet forward. The pegs are outside of the fairing edge so the wind hits the insides of my feet and directs a bit of it in towards my legs and body. Seems to work pretty well. Can get a few pics of the setup if you need to see what I'm talking about. Let me know.

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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby Jeeper » Sun May 16, 2010 6:59 am

Air Deflectors. Mounted on the side of the fairing. In chilly weather they keep the wind off you, so the engine heat helps keep you warm, in warm weather you can turn them so the air is directed onto you cooling you off.

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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 16, 2010 12:16 pm

Yup, the air deflectors (I put a set of Baker Wings on mine) made the biggest difference. I wouldn't ride without them anymore.

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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby lovig214 » Sun May 16, 2010 8:19 pm

hey thanks you guys . I am going to look into the air wings. Agian thanks. Craig

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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 17, 2010 12:38 am

Now what I'd like is a way to duct all that engine heat to the passenger! I went for a ride with my wife today, I was roasting and sweating, and she was freezing.

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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby canal mark » Sun May 23, 2010 11:15 pm

I had to remove the lowers from my fairing today. I do not have deflectors and with the lowers on, it is unbearable :oops: . Just removing the lowers made a drastic difference in the amount of heat radiating on me.

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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby lovig214 » Mon May 24, 2010 11:42 am

Canal mark

Thanks for the tip I going try that today. I really appreciate the advice. Craig

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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:04 am

Goldwings are known to be warm in the summer, my solution is to get that bike rolling man... Also that fan is blowing all that hot air on you from the engine...A lot of different bikes get really hot in the summer, I had a Yamaha XS-1100 that would almost burn you it got so hot...later littlebeaver

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Re: engine heat on rider

Postby chasjo » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:47 pm

ya they definatly throw off some heat. what helps me is using my highway pegs some gives me a break from all the heat. in the fall and spring the heat is a wonderful feeling though.




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