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Old 07-07-2010, 03:03 AM
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wassup everybody. so I've been riding my new to me f4i for the past couple of days. I've had absolutely no problems and I love everything. the only thing that bothers me is that after riding for over 10 minutes, it gets REALLY hot around the tank/frame/seat area. like uncomfortably hot. according the the temp display, my bike's running at the normal operating temps. is this normal? is there something I can't do to fix it? I don't wanna make hard boiled eggs while I'm riding anymore.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:05 AM
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ya it's normal especially during the hot summer days. I usually just spread my knees every so often to allow air to flow between the tank and legs to cool off a little.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:30 AM
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If you lift the tank up check to see if the padding is still in there or not. This reflects heat off from it getting "too hot" in there. Yes on a really warm days it can almost feel like it burns you
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:20 AM
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Wearing jeans prevents your legs from touching hot bike parts.

But yea it gets hot as hell, I was out yesterday for only a few minutes and it was 104 degrees here in Maryland, to hot to enjoy riding.

For a quick "crotch cool off", go fill up at a gas station. (While sitting on the bike). The cold gas chills the tank for a few mintues giving you some temporary refreshment. .........hey i enjoy the simple things in life.......


Anybody test these Cooling Vests? Was always curious if they worked well or not.
 

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:06 PM
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Are you planning on having children soon, if not this is a good means of birth control.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sick97SS View Post
Wearing jeans prevents your legs from touching hot bike parts.

But yea it gets hot as hell, I was out yesterday for only a few minutes and it was 104 degrees here in Maryland, to hot to enjoy riding.

For a quick "crotch cool off", go fill up at a gas station. (While sitting on the bike). The cold gas chills the tank for a few mintues giving you some temporary refreshment. .........hey i enjoy the simple things in life.......


Anybody test these Cooling Vests? Was always curious if they worked well or not.
LOL this is true.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:16 PM
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What are you wearing while on the bike? I've never had the seat/tank area get so hot that it was uncomfortable to sit on the bike, and that's including 90 degree stop-and-go traffic with the bike's fan on 99% of the time.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:48 PM
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Try outfitting your BVDs with heat reflecting tape
 
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:45 AM
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Best feeling in the world is a "cool gas tank"
 
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Aken View Post
What are you wearing while on the bike? I've never had the seat/tank area get so hot that it was uncomfortable to sit on the bike, and that's including 90 degree stop-and-go traffic with the bike's fan on 99% of the time.
I usually ride around in my mini skirt. if not, it's my daisy dukes......but seriously though, if I'm not wearing my jeans, I'm wearing my work pants. (Cintas mechanics pants. the **** that's battery acid resistant, flame resistant, etc.)
 

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