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Old 03-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #1141
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And don't forget the howling noises when leaned over.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #1142
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And don't forget the howling noises when leaned over.

For sure! I'm hearing that now with the RS II's.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #1143
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after 50k+ miles, my 09 C14 keeps running as or better than new. I do not have those heat issues, probably because I ride with touring boots.
I have consired trading it to get a MY12 but I see no advantage to justify the $$. Waiting for a next generation with the bigger engine and goodies like cruise control.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #1144
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after 50k+ miles, my 09 C14 keeps running as or better than new... Waiting for a next generation with the bigger engine and goodies like cruise control.
Tee-totally agree with the logic. I'd like to have the cc as well, and if/when it comes available I'll be in a similar position as you are now.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #1145
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I do not have those heat issues, probably because I ride with touring boots.
I ride in tall DS boots (Gaerne Balance and TCX Infinities) and Aerostich roadcrafter and mine still roasts my legs. Either you have a really high heat threshold, or you've never gotten in traffic on a warm day, or you've never ridden it when it's hot out.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:54 AM   #1146
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I ride in tall DS boots (Gaerne Balance and TCX Infinities) and Aerostich roadcrafter and mine still roasts my legs. Either you have a really high heat threshold, or you've never gotten in traffic on a warm day, or you've never ridden it when it's hot out.

I live in FL and commuted everyday on my `09. Touring boots and khakis, no heat issues!!!
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:01 AM   #1147
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I ride in tall DS boots (Gaerne Balance and TCX Infinities) and Aerostich roadcrafter and mine still roasts my legs. Either you have a really high heat threshold, or you've never gotten in traffic on a warm day, or you've never ridden it when it's hot out.

I live in FL and commuted everyday on my `09. Touring boots and khakis, no heat issues!!!
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #1148
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I ride in tall DS boots (Gaerne Balance and TCX Infinities) and Aerostich roadcrafter and mine still roasts my legs. Either you have a really high heat threshold, or you've never gotten in traffic on a warm day, or you've never ridden it when it's hot out.
I think you should compare the placement of the OEM heat shields with another C14. I have many summertime miles here in the SE and the SW with only what I consider a normal amount of heat.

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #1149
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I think you should compare the placement of the OEM heat shields with another C14. I have many summertime miles here in the SE and the SW with only what I consider a normal amount of heat.
Everything is where it should be.

I forgot the other thing that makes a difference. If I stick the middle of my foot on the peg, the temps are more bearable, but with the balls of me feet on the pegs the hot airflow changes to nasty.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:40 AM   #1150
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Everything is where it should be.

I forgot the other thing that makes a difference. If I stick the middle of my foot on the peg, the temps are more bearable, but with the balls of me feet on the pegs the hot airflow changes to nasty.
I'd be curious to see the comparison with your bike with another similar C14 without a heat "problem".

I have the similar result with foot position. If I keep the my feet on the pegs and pointed straight (legs fully behind faring), there is a bit of heat that radiates up from the engine. If I point my toes out and put my knee in the breeze, quite a bit of heat gets pulled in...I surmise it's normally exhausted thru the exterior fairing vents but my knee position changes the airflow.

If I put my heel on the footpeg with my leg hanging in the breeze as far as possible, not so much heat gets by.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:09 AM   #1151
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Catching up on this thread and laughing about the OEM tyres howling. Even the missus said something about it, comparing the noise to worn Tourances on the GS. Pretty good lean indicators I suppose.

Next, I send best wishes to EgoDriver and hope all ends well in the smash-up drama.

And finally, I don't experience the heat issues as of yet, but when I'm in traffic my fans run A LOT! Seems perfectly fine and normal though. We will see what summer brings. I ride ATGATT including tall Sidi boots or 8" workboots. The Sidis are hot in general but all my bikes over the years resemble Coleman grills in hot weather...
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #1152
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Catching up on this thread and laughing about the OEM tyres howling. Even the missus said something about it, comparing the noise to worn Tourances on the GS. Pretty good lean indicators I suppose.
It could be the passenger howling when the bike is cranked over ....
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #1153
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It could be the passenger howling when the bike is cranked over ....
That's usually accompanied by punching in the back...
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:12 AM   #1154
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #1155
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St. Patrick's Day Edition, ok for a sportbike, sporttourer??
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