Heat vents for GoldWing


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Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby RoadDawg » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:37 pm



Hi all...I have a 2009 GoldWing with heated seat, grips and foot warmers...lucky me..I think? The vent on the right side of the engine that opens to warm the feet remains open about an inch when the sliding control knob on the left side of the fairing is placed on CLOSE, but the left side closes fully. It is likely a fix via an adjustment of the control cable but I am uncertain where I adjust the cable from?

Would any of you be able to point me in the right direction.....thanks a million.

Ken



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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby jinx » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:12 pm

If you take off the lower front cowl, the one with the fog light knock outs, you should find the cables for the vents.
May I ask why you don't take it in for warranty ?

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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby RoadDawg » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:20 am

Thanks for the help....I would take it in for warranty but I am leaving on a 6000KM trip tomorrow and dealer is way in the other end of the city so I figured this would be a simple fix that I could do myself.

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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby jinx » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:20 am

Good luck on your trip.

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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby mekovach » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:03 pm

When did they remove the vents for heat in Goldwings? My old '96 had tHem but I was very surprised my 2010 doesn't. I'm not talking about toe heat of course.

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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby RoadDawg » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:31 am

They are gone on my 2012.

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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:40 am

mekovach wrote:When did they remove the vents for heat in Goldwings? My old '96 had tHem but I was very surprised my 2010 doesn't. I'm not talking about toe heat of course.

Have no idea why they were even included on the 1800 to begin with??? They do not function at all! At least that's the case on my 06.

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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby themainviking » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:24 am

If you are talking about the vents at knee level, my 2009 has them. They let some heat out, but it is not exactly a place where heat is needed.
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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:01 pm

themainviking wrote:If you are talking about the vents at knee level, my 2009 has them. They let some heat out, but it is not exactly a place where heat is needed.

The only heat let out is radiated heat from the motor. Those outlets are no longer ducted properly for air from the front of the bike to flow through them as was the case on the 1500.

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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby charliektm400exc » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:07 pm

On my 2009 I have the vents at ankle height that are supposed to bring cold air from the front of the bike. Didn't find any effect from them at all, so I converted them to heat vents.

Just got in behind the fairing and removed the black plastic ducts to the front of the bike. Now I get hot air that has been over the engine coming out the vents when I open them. I can actually feel heat on cold days.
When it's hot, I just close those vents and no hot air comes out.

Charlie

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Re: Heat vents for GoldWing

Postby mekovach » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:35 pm

Thanks, that's a good idea--I may see if I can do the same thing.




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