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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #350 on: July 16, 2021, 04:55:27 PM
Ok, that’s website is alright for you French and British, but us yanks over here have a hard time figuring out what its saying. How about a USA place to buy one these setups. Just saying. :187:

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #351 on: July 16, 2021, 08:20:08 PM
This would be an easy thing to check. Just cut up some Cornflake packets and tape it on the same place for a temporary test. If it works all good, if it doesn't, no loss.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #352 on: July 17, 2021, 08:41:07 PM
@CraptainC
The deflectors are made of aluminum, not plastic but expensive that's right.
In addition, it is not possible to order directly to Free Spirits.
To sum up : 75€ at Free Spirits and 112€ at reseller !
Not sure this is so good idea and maybe I will try first piece of carton :003:
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #353 on: July 26, 2021, 10:23:59 PM
Is this engine heat issue just relevant to the early Tigers or is this still an issue with the latest models.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #354 on: July 27, 2021, 10:29:13 AM
*Originally Posted by Nungers [+]
Is this engine heat issue just relevant to the early Tigers or is this still an issue with the latest models.

It has always been a feature of this bike and is still current. It bothers some more than others depending on the local climate of course. I just rode the Harley Pan America back to back with the Tiger in 27-29 Deg C heat (very unusual for Ireland) and the Tiger chucks out a good bit more heat I will say. It was still not enough to ruin my ride or make it unbearable though.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #355 on: July 27, 2021, 03:00:36 PM
*Originally Posted by Nungers [+]
Is this engine heat issue just relevant to the early Tigers or is this still an issue with the latest models.

I reckon the length of this thread should be a clue that the engine heat problem is real for many. This is across all models. As XCaTel mentioned, it seems to only be a factor in certain climates. My experience on my 2017 XCA has been that it is not a problem at all in Temp below 22C. From 23 to 27 it is manageable and not a real issue. 27 to 30 starts getting very uncomfortable. 30C and higher is just ludicrous. I have ridden in temps around 37C and up and I literally had to stand most of the time or sit with my legs spread like a willing participant on a cowboy Rodeo. 
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #356 on: July 27, 2021, 03:16:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Nungers [+]
Is this engine heat issue just relevant to the early Tigers or is this still an issue with the latest models.

I ride a 2015 TEX and the heat is an issue in summertime stop and go traffic.  But then again, so is the sun. 

But even in summer, at highway speeds the TEX engine heat is no issue.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #357 on: July 27, 2021, 03:51:59 PM
In the seven years I owned my gen 1 I can honestly say I’ve never really noticed any heat whatsoever. That includes riding it around Spain and Portugal for weeks in the high 30’s when it was so hot I had to stand in the shade. I’ve no idea why this is.
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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #358 on: July 28, 2021, 01:39:33 AM
*Originally Posted by Crazy Kev [+]
I reckon the length of this thread should be a clue that the engine heat problem is real for many. This is across all models. As XCaTel mentioned, it seems to only be a factor in certain climates. ...
I disagree.  It is a factor for some bikes, but not all.  I've ridden my 2015 TEx and 2018 Tiger, in high temperatures.  Worst case is stopped at traffic lights in full summer sun.
On the highway, the bike hasn't been the showstopper.

Some bikes seem to run hotter than others.  Mine is not "unbearable" in heat.

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Re: 2018 tiger 1200 unbearable engine heat
Reply #359 on: July 28, 2021, 09:02:40 PM
Hello mates,
@Nungers : I owned a 2013 Explorer and the heat was mainly on feet, I would say both sides.
Since Triumph put deflectors, the heat moved upper and the heat seems to be driven to under the seat.
I am still asking myself if I should remove the (gen 2 and/or 3) air deflectors or buying Free Spirits parts (see my previous posts)
Why?
Because I imagine Triumph performed some heat measurements with air deflectors and then we can rely on them towards cooling performance even not on rider seat comfort.
The under fuel tank environment seems different on my gen 3 compared to my 2013 Explorer and removing air deflectors could lead to a different result than gen 1 configuration. In addition, the outside tank panel design is different.
Regarding Free Spirits parts, I am afraid these deflectors will force the warn air under the seat and increase rider seat temperature already felt as annoying. (For me that's for sure : I need to ride with spread legs :002: )
Unfortunately nobody already bought these Free Spirits parts  :034:
To be continued...
Have a good evening
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Frenchtiger