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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi every one. I am looking for a way to try to redirect the heat of my engine when the fan kicks in to go outward instead of on my legs. Does anyone have any idea??? I hit a lot of stop and go streets and riding makes it unenjoyable when the fan blows that hot heat onto my legs. any idea or solution on how to stop that heat from hitting my legs?
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You'll be singing the praises of that hot air on your legs once the temps go down.
Living in South Texas, I really haven't noticed it, but it's hot from May to Oct here so more hot air isn' that noticeable.

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Wear shorts.

Or wet your pants down with water...

If you block off the heat coming off the engine, all you will end up doing is making the engine hotter, and that is not a good idea.

Highway pegs perhaps?


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would a diffrent or aftermarket radiator (better one) help from having the fan kick in???
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would a diffrent or aftermarket radiator (better one) help from having the fan kick in???
Maybe...perhaps you should just unplug the fan....
or stop being such a girly man......



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I think Knifemaker's earlier suggestion about highway pegs is a great idea. Move your legs away from the heat instead of trying to move the heat away from your legs. You could even custom the pegs to put a small wind deflector on the inside near the radiator that would deflect the hot air away from your legs. I've seen pics of very nice custom floorboards that Knifemaker and others make, perhaps you could get some ideas from those. Maybe make a highway floorboard with wind deflector. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination (and talent).

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While we're inventing, how about riding pants that have water channels that ice water can be pumped through when the fan kicks on? That would be "cool".

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Maybe...perhaps you should just unplug the fan....
or stop being such a girly man......



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