heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing


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heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing

Post by cgoins » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:06 pm



Any body know of a heat shield for the engine for a 84 Goldwing. I'm in Arizona where it gets up to 113 in the summer! It feels like my legs are going to catch fire!
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Re: heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing

Post by paneled » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:29 pm

I had the same issue when riding in 98 degree weather,
I looked on flea bay for a set of air deflectors, they were
called air wings, I installed them and they make a much
needed improvement in air flow around the driver/pass area
they can be rotated/adjusted to direct air in or keep it out
if you are riding in colder air, I love them.
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Re: heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing

Post by brianinpa » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:01 pm

Another option is to remove or modify the fairing lowers to allow more air into the motor.
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Re: heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:28 pm

brianinpa wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Another option is to remove or modify the fairing lowers to allow more air into the motor.
It's not that the engine is getting too hot. The problem is that the engine has to get rid of excess heat. It does this by transferring the heat of the engine to the coolant (at close to 200 degrees F), and then transferring the heat from the coolant to the air going through the radiators.

The air going through the radiators absorbs the heat from the radiators, and in doing so, the temperature of the air goes up.

Now when the ambient air is 70 degrees, and the radiators raise that by say 30 degrees, you get air that is 100 degrees, and your body can handle that easily.

But when the ambient air is already 113 degrees, and you dump another 30 degrees into that, you get 143 degrees - and that temperature will burn exposed skin in seconds, and covered skin after a few minutes.

So the answer is to a) redirect the heated air away from your body, and b) wear more protective, heat-insulating clothing.

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Re: heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing

Post by brianinpa » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:17 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:28 pm
brianinpa wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Another option is to remove or modify the fairing lowers to allow more air into the motor.
So the answer is to a) redirect the heated air away from your body, and b) wear more protective, heat-insulating clothing.
The more air getting into the engine area will mean that the hot air has to go somewhere, thereby being redirected away from the body. Changing the size of the inlet holes allows more cooling air into the engine compartment. Shortening the length of the lowers changes the way that air is directed in and around the engine as well. Obviously is not something that you want to do with your best set of lowers, but that's what parts bikes are for.
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Re: heat shiled for 1984 Goldwing

Post by SilverDave » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:25 am

The GL1200 series is hotter than later Wings with different rad setups ... and hotter than other styles of big cruisers as well

And it does get quite hot, some summer days , even up North here in the interior deserts .... maybe not 113 , but still well above 105, some days....

If its that hot that my legs are toasting, even with the air wings on ... I'd recommend taking a couple of hours off and ride later in the cooler evening ( or early morning )...

...... or look at another type of bike....

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