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Offline CaptainTrips

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #260 on: July 20, 2019, 07:23:02 PM »
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I bought these ... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQX4625/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 based on a recommendation from another forum. The heat was so bad, I seriously considered taking the loss on the tiger to trade in on a different bike.

I mounted them on my 2018 XCA where the bottom of the radiator bolts to the support struts on either side.  They helped tremendously in keeping the heat from the radiator and exhaust headers from flowing up my legs.  I still feel the heat radiating off the engine itself, but the heat from the front of the bike is effectively being deflected.  It made a world of difference for me.
These look much less ugly than the things that I might have attempted to make.
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #261 on: July 20, 2019, 11:14:00 PM »
Could I request some photos please CaptainTrips.

I had a similar idea and bought  Harley wind deflectors but couldn't figure out where to fit them
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #262 on: July 21, 2019, 03:00:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by anthonyp0808 [+]
Could I request some photos please CaptainTrips.

I had a similar idea and bought  Harley wind deflectors but couldn't figure out where to fit them
]Yes, a photo would be interesting if you can, tkdtime.
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #263 on: July 23, 2019, 05:40:38 AM »
Little warm today.  This was not sitting in traffic letting it heat up to get a picture.  I saw the temp and as soon as I stopped at the red light I took the pic.  It got warmer as I sat there for a bit but that was just the engine heat messing with the sensor.

I don't feel it on my legs but I can a bit in my shoes, though when I ride in this heat there is probably 6 inches between my legs and the bike and my shoes are on the outside of my footpegs to give a little breathing room.




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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #264 on: July 23, 2019, 01:24:15 PM »
Yeap - we did a 588 mile trip this weekend and at certain points it was past 100F and it was torturous. Whomever put those vents behind the radiator grill should be tar'd 'n feather'd. The entire heat exchange is diverted towards the rider's legs; it's just wrong. I don't think the engine is any different, it's that vents - they should be diverting passing hot air AWAY from the rider, not ONTO the rider. :232: :232: :232:
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #265 on: July 23, 2019, 05:23:26 PM »
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Yeap - we did a 588 mile trip this weekend and at certain points it was past 100F and it was torturous. Whomever put those vents behind the radiator grill should be tar'd 'n feather'd. The entire heat exchange is diverted towards the rider's legs; it's just wrong. I don't think the engine is any different, it's that vents - they should be diverting passing hot air AWAY from the rider, not ONTO the rider. :232: :232: :232:

Albeit not as humid, these are the temperatures we see every summer.
This is why I’ve elected to not ride with the exception of early mornings.


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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #266 on: July 26, 2019, 11:09:49 AM »
I must admit that after me riding back from work  yesterday, with 41 degrees Celsius, my legs where pretty boiled/BBQ during the rode. Much more so as I had on my FJR 1300.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #267 on: July 26, 2019, 11:51:36 AM »
At around 34 yesterday here it was warm but not as warm as 37 in Italy recently - felt like a hairdryer  ! but its an engine and the heat has to go somewhere on any bike and generally we between our legs  :001:
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #268 on: July 26, 2019, 12:23:31 PM »
Yeah, but the 2018's bizarre vents are making things worse. In the previous gens we didn't have those vents. The engine still produces the same heat, it's the vents that cause the problem now. They are routing the hot air directly to my legs. I found salvation in either opening my knees as far away from the chassis as I can, or simply standing up. Either works. But you can't do them all the time, of course. There's a post somewhere who glued something to cover the vents - I think that's what I am going to do. Just duck-tape them... 
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
« Reply #269 on: July 26, 2019, 12:44:01 PM »
Ok understand - mines a banger from 2012 but still good - I don’t dare ride a newer one - would be a very expensive ride just got back from 2600 miles including some pretty hit stuff for Europe - I see some barmy people wearing shorts - if there was a leak at all it would burn very quickly
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

 


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