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1Back to top Go down   Someone here will know Empty Someone here will know Wed May 29, 2013 6:13 pm

ibjman

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Fooling around today with the rs, I took a somewhat flexable piece of plastic (urethane??? not sure) and a pair of scissors and a heat gun to see if I could get a rough idea of how to divert some of the outlet heat further out & behind my legs. I already have the aftermarket heat shields in place of the coil & alternator covers & they help a lot. I still tend to burn my lower shins in the summer in Arizona. Driving around today I just put my hand down and outboard at the rear of the vent and the immediate difference was remarkable.
So I fitted up a (Crude) prototype. They are curled over at the forward end to "Hook" on the front inside edge of the vents, then formed to follow the rounded contour of the fairing. They are attached near the back of each vent right now with double sided tape just for fitment. They stick out into the airstream about 6 inches (perhaps more than needed). The plastic is very flexible, not quite rubbery, so they'll flex back easily in the strong wind or if they impact something.
They could be easily designed so you just slip em into the vents till the fronts hook the edge of the scoop, pull back slightly to set and maybe snap a rear edge around the back edge of the lower to secure them. Then just lift them off when you don't want them.
I have to guess that someone's already come up with this. What's already available &. Where can I get some?
I don't want those clip on plexiglass "wings" that have the little hinges on them "ala" Gold Wing" & I really don't want to drill holes for bolts in the fiberglass.
I have some interest in the accessory side scoop that BMW came up with to go forward of the RT vent.....apparently just takes air in the front & straight through out the rear, but must work somehow????? Anyone know if those can be fitted to an rs?
Tell me what you know on this subject.
Thanks, Jman
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RicK G

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Can't ever recall seeing anything like that but if it works run with it. Mind the fairings on a K are a big improvement over the R80/100RT now that was a foot cooker if ever there was.


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ibjman

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I looked at these again & decided they are WAY too wide. I expect if they were only to be sticking out about 2" they'ed be sufficient to create some change in the hot air curling around the back edge of the fairing and right on to the shins.

    

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That's a really clean K. Where did you get the alternator/coil shield from. I can just imagine how hot it will be when summer kicks in full swing down under.

Do keep us posted on developments.

    

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I have a "recycler" who I originally bought that ($500) bike from. It was in saaaaaaad shape.
He has lots of used stuff and he had the heat shields. I don't think they are being made any more.......someone here said that there's another guy that bought the molds and is making them, but I've never seen any documentation.
My parts friend even found me a genuine "BMW" Embroidered hand grease towel for the original tool kit. A somewhat rare piece these days.
I don't know if he has any more shields.
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