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Frame heat

I know, I know... I'm being a bit nitpicky.

Here's the thing, I know I'm in California and stuff gets hot, and I understand that the entire US directly attached to the frame, but seriously... It almost burns my skin on extended rides. Not much of a problem at highway speeds. I noticed it the last two hill country rides and again today while riding around town.

How have other riders dealt with this?

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Its hot , but not to the extend of burning the skin. Our daily temp is around 32C to 34C and its hot and you feel the heat to a discomfort level , but no skin damage so far. I always ride with riding pants and you don't stop as it get very unpleasant.
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This is seriously hot. I still feel where my inner legs were against it with redness and I've been home for hours.

I'm seriously considering some kind of tank grip tape or something to serve as a thermal boundary.
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interesting (had to convert to F first...) thats about 90F to 94F. i had that a few times earlier this summer that reached or exceeded that outside cleveland, ohio. no frame heat issues, but i wear 1 or 2 layers of long pants that likely help. the hottest thing on me was my head under my helmet and thats at speed with wind!

are you in shorts, 52?
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No, Kevlar lined motorcycle pant. And again, this is way hotter than what you've described.

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No, Kevlar lined motorcycle pant. And again, this is way hotter than what you've described.
ok. did you say how hot you meant and i missed it?
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I'm estimating over 150F because of the mild burns through the pants.

I'm going on a long ride tomorrow. I'll see if I can find my thermometer to take with me.
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way hotter than anything i've experienced. dont break the thermometer !

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I'm estimating over 150F because of the mild burns through the pants.

I'm going on a long ride tomorrow. I'll see if I can find my thermometer to take with me.
Is it both sides or the right side? Something doesn't sound right, although I have no experience on the V1000. The 650 right side gets hotter due to the exhaust manifold and some deflected heat from the rad fan. On the 2015 there is a rubber flap above the rad to help deflect the heat from the rad towards the road, if this was missing or came off, I can see a serious problem with frame heat.
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HP equals heat. Bigger motors = more heat.

This was a BIG reason I got rid of my KTM 1190 Adventure. Sitting right on top of the rear cylinder and exhaust header would cook your inner thighs. Plus the seat would heat up too.

On a cold winter day ride it was a thing of beauty, but totally sucked in the summer.

If you want to experience some real heat try a Kawasaki Concours 14 early edition. My old 2001 Yamaha FZ1 was a two wheeled BBQ too.

My 2015 V-650 is such a delight on hot days cuz I ever feel any heat when riding.

Good luck fellas.
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Is it both sides or the right side? Something doesn't sound right, although I have no experience on the V1000. The 650 right side gets hotter due to the exhaust manifold and some deflected heat from the rad fan. On the 2015 there is a rubber flap above the rad to help deflect the heat from the rad towards the road, if this was missing or came off, I can see a serious problem with frame heat.
It's pretty equal, as far as I've been able to tell. Takes several hours of riding on a hot day to get it to the point I'm getting uncomfortable.

I'm heading out to Globe Rock today. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
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...If you want to experience some real heat try a Kawasaki Concours 14 early edition....
Or a Harley off the right side, rear cylinder....
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It's pretty equal, as far as I've been able to tell. Takes several hours of riding on a hot day to get it to the point I'm getting uncomfortable.

I'm heading out to Globe Rock today. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Hope you stopped at Jones Store for a world famous burger and some killer pie.
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Stopped for a burger and a diet Pepsi. I only had $12 on me and they don't take cards, they actually spotted me a buck. I'll have to make my way back there soon. Fun little place.

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Or a Harley off the right side, rear cylinder....
Harley leg burns suck. Nuff said.

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Stopped for a burger and a diet Pepsi. I only had $12 on me and they don't take cards, they actually spotted me a buck. I'll have to make my way back there soon. Fun little place.
Let me know when you are heading this way and I will connect up and ride with you.

How did you like globe rock? I was there a couple of weeks ago. A freak of nature for sure.
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Let me know when you are heading this way and I will connect up and ride with you.



How did you like globe rock? I was there a couple of weeks ago. A freak of nature for sure.
That sounds like fun!

I liked Globe Rock. I couldn't tell if the terrain was caused by upheaval and glacial scouring or if all those big granite boulders were brought by glaciers and deposited during one of the melt water pulses.

Either way, there was a lot of truly fast moving water at that site back in the day when dirt was literally new.

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I liked Globe Rock. I couldn't tell if the terrain was caused by upheaval and glacial scouring or if all those big granite boulders were brought by glaciers and deposited during one of the melt water pulses.

Either way, there was a lot of truly fast moving water at that site back in the day when dirt was literally new.
And all this time I thought the Jolly Green Giant had tee'd up his titleist there...
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