R1250GSA heat

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by hammick, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    Anyone ridden a 1250 GSA in hot enough temps yet to know if it puts heat on your right leg like the 1200 is prone to do riding in summer temps?
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  2. stevejack

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    Test rode a 1250 adventure today and it was 33 Celsius. Definitely warm on the right leg, but didn’t take it far enough to really tell. I’ll take it out for 100km or so next week and hopefully it will be a hot day - I really want to know how warm the 1250 feels on a 35-40 degree day. My foot was really feeling the heat in slow moving traffic.
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  3. Gadgetech

    Gadgetech Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’m curious as welll but I’m sure it won’t be near as hot as my Ducati Multistrada was. If you were traveling less than 45 mph during the summer months the engine was heating up and you can guarantee at a stop light those fans would be blowing hot air back at you.
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  4. gsbuster

    gsbuster Been here awhile

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    The exhaust headers on the 1250 are shorter and larger in diameter than the 1200 and is designed to run hotter for cleaner emmissions.
    My 1250GSA right hand exhaust is definitely hot.
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  5. Vic_High_Country

    Vic_High_Country Adventurer

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    I've just got home from 2,250kms over the last 5 days in 30 degree weather.
    My right leg was definitely alot warmer than my left.
    I just figured it was getting more sun on it...never knew this was a bmw thing.
    But it was definitely uncomfortably hot.
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  6. dave-k

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    Catalytic converters’ right under your foot. That’ll do it.
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  7. Bikerboy108

    Bikerboy108 Pat from Jersey

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    Don’t see why there would be any difference...asbestos pants ?
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  8. Switchglide12

    Switchglide12 Been here awhile

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    I test rode the 1250 in Daytona Bike Week it was a short ride in 87*F. It was no different then my 17GSA as far as heat goes on the right side.
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  9. stevejack

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    Rode the 1250 for around an hour and a half today and it was 37 degree Celsius.
    No issue with heat, yes I noticed it on my feet but it wasn't hot enough to be distracting. My leg got a little warm at times, but again, it wasn't a problem. I can safely say that I'm not bothered by it at all.
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  10. Sarang

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    On the 1200, I noticed that the radiator fan is only on the right side, located downstream of the radiator. That could be the reason why the right leg gets hotter.
    Even so, I would expect very little heat on the right leg on the GSA because of the weather protection on the legs.

    I ride in India where traffic density is horrible and in summers, temperatures go above 40 deg C. Never had heat issues from the bike.
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