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Offline FredJ9

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #210 on: October 12, 2018, 04:56:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Vin829 [+]
I just picked up a new 2018 Tiger 1200  I traded in my 2017 BMW R1200GS. I don’t feel any excessive engine heat compared to my BMW. After owning the BMW for a year I can honestly say that bike is way over hyped. I coulded wait to get rid of it. Just a boring engine and transmission.

I've been watching this, good on you for getting something that really moves you. Life is to short to keep a bike you are not happy with. I really like my '15 which I bought new this last February. I imagine the Gen3's are just that much better.
No offense but the weather has been pretty good the last few days, very cool. I know it can get hot in San Jose so maybe next summer will tell a different story.
Did you trade it in or sell your GS on your own? Curious what you got for it.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #211 on: October 12, 2018, 05:05:16 PM »
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I remember that!  It was a disaster!  The people in DC were trapped on the escalators for hours!
It was tragic. First responders couldn't get to them. Some died. They eventually started passing them water bottles tied to long sticks.
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #212 on: October 12, 2018, 06:28:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
I've been watching this, good on you for getting something that really moves you. Life is to short to keep a bike you are not happy with. I really like my '15 which I bought new this last February. I imagine the Gen3's are just that much better.
No offense but the weather has been pretty good the last few days, very cool. I know it can get hot in San Jose so maybe next summer will tell a different story.
Did you trade it in or sell your GS on your own? Curious what you got for it.

As of right now I am still trying to sell my GS. They weren’t going to give me enough on trade in

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #213 on: October 13, 2018, 05:02:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
It was tragic. First responders couldn't get to them. Some died. They eventually started passing them water bottles tied to long sticks.

Almost as bad as when I fell down that escalator ............. for two hours.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #214 on: October 13, 2018, 07:46:13 AM »
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Almost as bad as when I fell down that escalator ............. for two hours.
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #215 on: October 13, 2018, 02:47:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Vin829 [+]
As of right now I am still trying to sell my GS. They weren’t going to give me enough on trade in

List it for sale here or send me a link, I’ll ask around.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #216 on: October 19, 2018, 01:23:54 AM »
heard they might file a class action lawsuit bc of the heat and burning legs!   :008: :008: :008:

Seriously suck it up or trade it in.   :305:

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #217 on: October 22, 2018, 11:02:28 PM »
It's a tad on the warm side, but I'm here in So Cal and it doesn't keep me from riding in tennis shorts for 35 miles on the freeway to go play a match (I know.... ATG ATT..... except when you're going to play tennis!!).

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #218 on: October 23, 2018, 09:43:52 AM »
Heat not a problem in Ireland, this issue doesn't affect me. For those that it does you could also try sticking Dynamat Dynaliner 1/8" Thick sheet perfect ultra light weight insulator under the tank, quite common stuff available everywhere. It is 1/8" but compressible so shouldn't cause a problem.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #219 on: October 26, 2018, 07:12:29 PM »
Yesterday I picked up my 2018 1200 XRX and rode it home from the dealership ( 165 miles ) and my experience with the heat was not what I expected. The outside temperature was 88 - 90 degrees from Las Vegas to Az. and there was absolutely no heat issues until the last 10 miles riding into town where I was averaging 25 to 30 mph with only a few stop and goes. Although I was aware that the engine was warm the heat was not directly on me but WOW that gas tank got quite warm! The tank stayed that way for some time after shutdown. After owning a KTM 1190 Adventure where the rear cylinder and exhaust would ROAST the back of my left thigh maybe a hot gas tank isn't as big of a deal.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 07:35:52 PM by 2102 regit »

 


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