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Hot Legs...

Got my new Versys yesterday and noticed quite a bit of heat coming onto my inner calf/shin area. I saw a review where this was mentioned as well. Does anybody have a fix for this or am I just trippin?

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Don't hug the tank with your knees. Give yourself about an inch gap and get some airflow.

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Good fix! I may try drilling some holes in the plastic radiator shrouding to see if that would create like a cross ventilation effect. I'll report back if it helps any.

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Wear Leathers!

I listened to people complain about the heat on the old BMW K100RS for years and couldn't figure out what they were talking about. I had ridden mine for thousands of miles and never felt any excess heat whatsoever. Well one day I went for a ride with jeans on and to my amazement I felt HEAT! I had always worn leathers before that......and after that....and never felt any heat at all. The leather protected me completely from the excess heat and I wasn't even aware of it.
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Talk about a misleading thread title...


I was hoping for something else, maybe with pictures even...





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Talk about a misleading thread title...


I was hoping for something else, maybe with pictures even...

I know. This was a lame thread!

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OK, back on topic.
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OK, back on topic.
Ha ha ha! You da man...damn she fine

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IMHO the Versys puts out a lot less heat than other bikes, IE my old FZ1, my dirt bike (TE450) etc. The exhaust location helps, and the small motor/radiator. Yeah, you can feel the heat sometimes, but it's bearable at least. Not so with some other bikes out there (when stopped with engine running, you'll be sweating for sure!)....
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Yur still talking about bikes?

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