Heat deflectors


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Heat deflectors

Postby mikesmiff » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:40 pm



I'm not sure what they're called so I'm calling them heat deflectors. I'm talking about those little vents located just under the engine on each side about 4 or 5 inches in front of your feet. There's a lever where you can open or close them located on the left side of the faring. When opened, they throw out engine heat on your feet. My problem is they are both stuck wide open. The lever feels the same and when I move it to open or close the deflectors just stay open. This is really annoying when riding on a hot day. Does anyone know how to fix this?



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Re: Heat deflectors

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:22 am

Sounds like the cable has broken inside. You'll need to start pulling fairings off to get to the cable, unfortunately. Or use some duct tape. :)

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Re: Heat deflectors

Postby Ghostman » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:43 am

First thing you can easily check is pull your left pocket out and see if your cable is still connected to the handle mechanism. If you look down in front of your oil filter under the front cowl youll see where the cable routes and you can check the rest of the connections.

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Re: Heat deflectors

Postby mikesmiff » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:46 pm

Thanks for the help. It turned out to be a pretty easy fix. Like you said Ghostman, I took out the left pocket and saw that the cable had come off the mechanism. Not sure how that happened. Anyway, I just looked around a little and there it was! I reattached it and all is well.

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Re: Heat deflectors

Postby Ghostman » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:13 pm

I had the same thing happen to me some years ago. Glad it worked out for you.

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Re: Heat deflectors

Postby bustedwing » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:17 pm

I wish my 1500 was as easy. The control handle fits into a little knob under the grate, and once the Tupperware gets warped the parts don't mesh together anymore. Sometimes it's locked on hot, sometimes cold. Never the way you want it. I believe I am going to have to modify this particular item.


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