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Offline anthonyp0808

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #280 on: February 05, 2020, 11:19:36 PM »
I have 100% solved the heat problem.  Traded the XCa on a BMW R1250GS.  No more heat. 

For what its worth, in my opinion the XCa had a nicer (sportier) engine, better suspension,  better wind rider protection compared to the R1250GS.  But suffered heat and the feeling of weight to high at slower speeds.  The GS torque is wonderful, and easier to live with.  I will add a slightly larger windscreen for protection. 
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #281 on: February 06, 2020, 12:25:11 PM »
Having so far only ever ridden my Tiger in temperatures approaching freezing , I dream of excess heat enveloping  my rigid blue body. 

Looking forward to the summer when I can keep cool in my kilt (leather, of course) and vented blouson jacket.  :062:

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #282 on: February 06, 2020, 02:48:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by mcchoc [+]
Looking forward to the summer when I can keep cool in my kilt (leather, of course) and vented blouson jacket.  :062:

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #283 on: February 06, 2020, 09:26:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by anthonyp0808 [+]
I have 100% solved the heat problem.  Traded the XCa on a BMW R1250GS.  No more heat. 

For what its worth, in my opinion the XCa had a nicer (sportier) engine, better suspension,  better wind rider protection compared to the R1250GS.  But suffered heat and the feeling of weight to high at slower speeds.  The GS torque is wonderful, and easier to live with.  I will add a slightly larger windscreen for protection. 

Looks to be the only way to solve this problem :D  :745: :745:
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #284 on: February 06, 2020, 09:41:06 PM »
Australia in the summer gets a tad warm.  I don't ride in the extreme heat, but that is to protect my whole body.  Heat fatigue and dehydration are killers.
IMHO anyone suffering unbearable heat from their Tiger, has a defective bike.  Mine isn't.
(Not saying its an easy defect to fix.)

I don't think I'll ever be riding a BMW.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #285 on: February 07, 2020, 11:18:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by mcchoc [+]
Looking forward to the summer when I can keep cool in my kilt (leather, of course) and vented blouson jacket.  :062:

Dinee forget your titanium sporran laddie  :745:
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #286 on: February 07, 2020, 04:43:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by KenW [+]
Australia in the summer gets a tad warm.  I don't ride in the extreme heat, but that is to protect my whole body.  Heat fatigue and dehydration are killers.
IMHO anyone suffering unbearable heat from their Tiger, has a defective bike.  Mine isn't.
(Not saying its an easy defect to fix.)

I don't think I'll ever be riding a BMW.

Excessive heat issues have been well documented for sure.
Everyone has different tolerances so it’s pretty subjective.
I also live in a desert climate that is 100F+ in the summertime. No riding past noon for me during that time.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #287 on: February 07, 2020, 08:46:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
Everyone has different tolerances so it’s pretty subjective.
I don't agree with that statement Fred.
Somewhat subjective, yes.  But the difference between one person being comfortable on the bike in warm conditions, and another finding it unrideable, are beyond subjective.
Like most faults brought up in this forum, the heat problem only afflicts a few.  The silent majority presumably find the heat level OK.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #288 on: February 10, 2020, 09:00:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by anthonyp0808 [+]
I will add a slightly larger windscreen for protection.
Before you go the expensive route, I'd suggest you try this extremely cheap Chinese thingy. I worked wonders on mine XRt.

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,18980.msg221798.html#msg221798

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #289 on: March 17, 2020, 06:52:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by CrazyBiker [+]
Looks to be the only way to solve this problem :D  :745: :745:

Really?
Obviously not aware of BMW unreliability.
JT Motorcycles, the main Yamaha dealer in Bridgend, won't even accept BMW bikes in part exchange.
I've had two newish R1200RT's in the last seven years. Never again.
Within two days of selling my first one with 5000 on the clock (bike was out of warranty then), the new buyer was fuming and wanted his money back as the starter motor packed in. I hadn't had any problem.
Once out of warranty you have to pray nothing goes wrong due to the price of parts.
When I was in BMW Riders Cardiff last year there were at least a dozen RT/GS engines against the workshop wall waiting to be scrapped due to paint problems. They weren't even going to repaint them.
I've heard other stories of faulty switchgear, exhausts and ABS problems.
I remember riding back along a local rode where a guy was pushing his GS home. I asked if I could help. He replied that this was the third time it had been in fir electrical problems and now it's gone again!
I really enjoyed my RT's but I'd never buy another BMW.
Riders Cardiff has now closed down.
The beemer forum I belonged to was unlike any other. Bad inappropriate language was fairly common and out of hand with no intervention from moderators. When I complained about the paint problems I had on my year old bike I was told to eff off and buy something else if I didn't like it! Unbelievable.
Anyway. Rant over. All bikes can be problematic. I enjoyed the RT's but my advice would be to get an extended warranty.
Good luck with the bike, anthonyp0808.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2020, 07:34:20 PM by knapdog »
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