TURN OFF THE HEAT


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TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby BUBBACAYMAN » Thu May 23, 2013 3:14 am



Ok, hot weather has arrived, and my lower heat vents on my 93 GL1500 even though they are CLOSED still are putting a lot of hot air onto my shins.

Has anyone ever BLOCKED THESE VENTS OFF with some sort of cardboard, foil, tape etc. and will it hurt the bike if this flow of hot air is stopped. :oops:



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Re: TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 23, 2013 6:38 am

BUBBACAYMAN wrote:Ok, hot weather has arrived, and my lower heat vents on my 93 GL1500 even though they are CLOSED still are putting a lot of hot air onto my shins.

Has anyone ever BLOCKED THESE VENTS OFF with some sort of cardboard, foil, tape etc. and will it hurt the bike if this flow of hot air is stopped. :oops:


They are designed to be blocked if they are closed, so it won't hurt anything. I'd be curious if the heat is actually coming from those vents, or from the side cowl exits?

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Re: TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 23, 2013 8:00 am

Side note:
I also operated the lever to switch from heat to cool....It still was hot...
I found that I didn't align the lever properly to the flapper....the lever moved but the flapper didn't.
The lever is slotted and fits over a stub on the flapper,it was resting on top of it.
Both sides too.

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Re: TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby bustedwing » Thu May 23, 2013 11:45 am

I found the same thing, but with my older trike no matter what I do with them they still don't connect right. Tupperware warpage.
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Re: TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby tandem54 » Thu May 23, 2013 12:39 pm

I agree, with them closed they still put out heat and here in Arizona I NEED all the help I can get!! I do remember seeing some inserts you can buy to block them but I can't remember where? Old age? I'll have to look for those and let you know.
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Re: TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby redial » Thu May 23, 2013 11:59 pm

Dont the Baker wings assist in deploying the heat elsewhere?
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Re: TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby BUBBACAYMAN » Fri May 24, 2013 1:49 am

OK, Working on a plan, will update the results later.

WA, no the lower vents are what I call the ankle shin bone warmers and they are forced
hot air directed thru the vent about knee level. There is heat that flows thru these vents
once the engine has heated up.

I have cut 2 pieces of balsa wood, to fit the vents and am going to put those in place
and see if it reduces the heat.

REDIAL, yep if I had the money to add the trike wings, uppers and lowers they would indeed
add more air flow to lower the heat level, but right now don't have the $$$$

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Re: TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby redial » Fri May 24, 2013 3:01 am

Balsa wood looks like an acceptable modification to overcome your problem. Keep the smiles, as the miles go by.
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Re: TURN OFF THE HEAT

Postby BUBBACAYMAN » Tue May 28, 2013 7:02 pm

OK, TRIP WAS A SUCCESS 845 Miles in 3 Days touring South Georgia all the way down to Valdosta.

Average mid day air temperature 90 degrees, average asphalt temp 110 degrees

The balsa wood blocking the heat vents did a good job, but the tape, (two kinds) even though rated for high temps, began melting and thus turning loose, which produced a blast of hot hot air until I could reattach.

Got home and have now changed out the original vents on the lowers, with new chrome ones that have a better fork on the control buttons, which appear to keep the flapper valve in the heat tube closed much better than the 1993 version. IF THIS DOES NOT DO THE TRICK, THEN IT WILL BE BLOCKING OFF THE VENT FROM INSIDE THE FAIRINGS, AND UNDOING IT NEXT WINTER.

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