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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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Re: Tiger engine heat, summer temps and gear.
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2018, 12:15:18 AM »
Here in south ga. it's starting to warm up into the 90's now.  By mid/late,July early August  it will be to hot for me to ride. Maybe a breakfast ride on Sunday morning with friends but other than that ............. always back by noon to beat the heat.  I do spend a lot of wknds on the boat.  Grandkids have a blast playing on the beach.  Fall will come around,  be back in the saddle again.

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 03:50:04 AM »
Saturday morning we hopped on the TEX and rode to Rhode Island. It was ~80F when we left NY around 10AM. It was 100F in RI at 3:30PM



I really don't mind, as long as I can keep moving. That's why when I95 suddenly turned into a parking lot after New Haven I got out of there as quickly as I can and took to the south shore, on to some random country roads in the general direction of East.

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Re: Tiger engine heat, summer temps and gear.
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 10:29:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
I got out of there as quickly as I can and took to the south shore
I always knew you were going South ;-)

Jokes aside, I ride every single day here and the Summer implies frequent 35+C temperatures.
After much years of experiments, I finally concluded that leather does isolate from direct sun heat. So a good thick leather jacket that has many venting areas is the best gear I found. Don't expect any miracle though: when the weather has you sweating in the nude, things will always be worse in the unnude ;-)

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2018, 12:54:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
I always knew you were going South ;-)

Jokes aside, I ride every single day here and the Summer implies frequent 35+C temperatures.
After much years of experiments, I finally concluded that leather does isolate from direct sun heat. So a good thick leather jacket that has many venting areas is the best gear I found. Don't expect any miracle though: when the weather has you sweating in the nude, things will always be worse in the unnude ;-)

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