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Offline CaptainTrips

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #190 on: August 20, 2018, 05:52:19 PM »
I am back from a week away touring with the wife and camp gear on the back. While the forecast was for higher temperatures (33C ++) we did not see quite those high temps due to a near uniform smoke cover from the wildfires that are now burning throughout the northeast part of N. America.

As noted previously, I have recently raised the front of my seat to the high position (it spent the first 4 years in the low position) and consequently experienced more heat in the crotch area as a result. Before I left on this trip, I filed that gap between seat and fuel tank with half an inch of insulating material. That seems to have reduced that crotch heat to what I would consider being 'back to normal' for me on this bike.
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #191 on: August 21, 2018, 12:57:48 PM »
I have the 2016 XR model and came back from France on Saturday where the temp ranged from 20-30 degrees C and even at about 22 degrees riding along at 50mph I was having to stand up and let cool air blast my legs and crotch. For this very reason I don't see myself buying another Explorer next year :(

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #192 on: August 30, 2018, 05:45:11 PM »
I have posted my sugestion some moths ago on a similar topic.

For summer time or countries with temperatures above +25Celsius the Solution is JUST  to PUT OUT the 4 wing lets.

I did this 9 moths ago and travel thousands of kilometers and faced temps around 35 C and NO problems with the engine HEAT on my 2017 Tiger 1200 XR. :062:

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #193 on: August 31, 2018, 02:34:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by MHenrique [+]
I have posted my sugestion some moths ago on a similar topic.

For summer time or countries with temperatures above +25Celsius the Solution is JUST  to PUT OUT the 4 wing lets



explain wing lets and put out :187:
« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 02:36:57 AM by Hawk281 »

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #194 on: August 31, 2018, 08:59:56 AM »
I believe he talks about the transparent plastic small wings that help smoothen the airflow.
This only applies to Mk2 and Mk3 models.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #195 on: August 31, 2018, 01:17:30 PM »
Exactlly, these are the wings that create a suction of radiator hot air in our bodies. Without these wings the life is better  :152:

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #196 on: August 31, 2018, 03:47:29 PM »
Just a thought..........Have any of the heat sufferers thought about a Hilltop remap?  Of course I'd ask them their expert opinion before committing £300+ for a remap, but perhaps they can make the bike run richer so it runs cooler?

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #197 on: September 03, 2018, 09:37:09 AM »
I wouldn't play this game.
Current engines are tuned a subtle balance between performance and compliance. You could well end up either with an unreliable engine or an outlawed one {c8

Besides, I wouldn't count on any substantial heat reduction. Even when you feel too much calories on your body, the engine is still within temperature specs.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #198 on: September 03, 2018, 11:06:47 AM »
I share your concerns - I was just "thinking outside the box" for those on here who really suffer with the problem (and I'm glad I'm not bothered by it). However, Hilltop have a very good reputation and say their approach to remapping is unique. They work on the component chips within the ECU not re-writing its software and if you believe their claims it is reliable, effective and undetectable (they would say that wouldn't they!).
For anyone interested here's an interview with Hilltop:
 


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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #199 on: September 03, 2018, 06:26:05 PM »
I just don't see how you could have more power and less heat unless you are using more fuel less efficiently.  The TEX is already relatively short on fuel range as it is.
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