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1Back to top Go down   why is it so hot? Empty why is it so hot? on Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:28 pm

Farmmedic

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when i'm riding, the air coming off my engine around the inside of my fairing gets screaming hot
my idiot light doesn't come on on the control panel and there seems to be plenty of coolant in the reservoir
is this a common issue?
it almost gets too hot to leave my legs tucked into the fairing
which would be great in the winter time (though i haven't figured out how to deal with ice/snow on the wind screen)

    

2Back to top Go down   why is it so hot? Empty Re: why is it so hot? on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:09 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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You dont say which model. I have a 92 LT and it has baffles inside the faiting to deflect the heat out the side vents. It is entirely possible these baffles are missing. There is a horizontal one at the the line at the base of the petrol tank which closes the gap between the petrol tank and the fairing, its under the storage boxes. There is also an almost vertical one behind the knee pads and this fits into the horozintal one to close the gap. You need to check are they in place. After that I am not sure what to do, they do run hot and I found mine hot today.

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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
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3Back to top Go down   why is it so hot? Empty Re: why is it so hot? on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:43 pm

RicK G

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This also is a continuing source of annoyance but can be solved by being very careful about placing the factory heat baffles (which are often missing) where they should be and placing more.
Some riders take the lower parts of the fairing off during summer.


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And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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4Back to top Go down   why is it so hot? Empty Re: why is it so hot? on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:41 pm

Farmmedic

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it's an 85 RT
all the inner factory baffles are missing
i've managed to find the final piece of fairing (lies horizontally under the headlight)
the other stuff might not happen any time soon
the lower part of the fairing was off when i got it
i put it back on to see if it cooled things down
that didn't help
i'll have to keep my eyes open
thanks for the advice

    

5Back to top Go down   why is it so hot? Empty Re: why is it so hot? on Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:02 pm

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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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