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Offline FredJ9

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Tiger engine heat, summer temps and gear.
« on: May 15, 2018, 06:57:57 PM »
This is great advise. I've been doing this for years but no longer ride when it's over 100F, if I can avoid it.


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Re: Tiger engine heat, summer temps and gear.
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 07:34:40 PM »
Some good things to think about.  Here in Southwest Ohio, we've gone from 40F a few weeks ago to 90-95F this week.  I think we went straight from Winter to Summer.
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Re: Tiger engine heat, summer temps and gear.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 08:07:03 PM »
My Eastern US friends that live in hot climates really struggle with humidity issues.
The above video really doesn't work in humid climates...I don't know how they do it.
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Re: Tiger engine heat, summer temps and gear.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 10:56:27 PM »
I was down in Palm Springs/Indio last week (no bike). 107F in the shade. Did not see a single motorcycle on the road for the entire week that I was there.
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Re: Tiger engine heat, summer temps and gear.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 11:58:25 PM »
Nothing helps. "Just take it like a man and ride it" is my motto. Hey, at least it's not my old Harley! And it's water cooled, until the fan kicks in...  :745:

I rode in north cali a few years back in the middle of August and I saw 115F on dash-computer. It was like riding through an oven. One of the female riders' boot's heel came unglued from the heat. Somebody duck-taped the heel. I remember my eyes getting all dried up and hurting. Hydrate often and push on.

I have this vest - it works to some extent; but not really, especially when it is humid. In dry heat it worked rather well actually.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/macna-dry-cooling-vest

~ 100F + humidity is not uncommon even here in NYC during the summer

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Re: Tiger engine heat, summer temps and gear.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 05:00:57 PM »
I usually ride with textile riding pants over street pants (often jeans). I made a couple of trips this week to the store with just jeans and was surprised at how much hotter my legs were without the textile riding pants.
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