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post #1 of 20 Old 07-02-2012, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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I've been reading on a number of unrelated forums about all the riders that are complaining about riding in the heat because their bikes are cooking their legs, etc. I just needed to say that I've been riding to/from work through this heat wave, and although my ride in temps above 100 degrees are pretty hot, my Wee has still not complained or given me any heat problems. Just another reason to love the VStrom!

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-02-2012, 04:06 PM
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Isn't it a great bike!
I've actually had discussions lately with other riders about this.

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95' yesterday when I rode home from work and I took care to "notice" if there was any heat at all. I did notice a very small area of warmth around my ankles, but just barely noticable. Gotta love it.

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There isn't really any annoying heat from the bike. It is still warmer than my previous bike (Honday 919) just because it blocks more air. That is good much of the time but not in the heat of the summer.

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I once owned a Kawi ZG1000 Concours (the old one). That thing pumped out heat around the ankle/shin area that you wouldn't believe (unless you've ridden one in hot weather). So hot that it actually blistered the rubbery coating on the outside of one pair of boots I owned. So hot that it just about blistered my shins when I rode it in sneakers once on a hot day. On hot days, at speed, that big fairing carried a big bubble of warm air along behind it.

No, the V-Strom does not have that problem. I never really notice the engine heat on my Strom. It's very good in that regard. I still find 104 to be too hot for riding, though.
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We have barely 70 here, but I really find I relax when it's hot and yes, I have ridden in 100 degrees - loved it.
Until I stopped.

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A member on my Concours forum, in Texas, said he received 1st degree burns on his legs from his ZG1400. I haven't rode either of my Harleys during this heat wave.
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Riding across Kansas to get home to Md, the thermometer on my dads Tenere was reading 125. I was getting warm around the ankles but that was it. I have been really happy with my Vee

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Bike's fine.
Me not so much.
I'm a confirmed ATGATT rider after a long LEO career.
It's too hot for that stuff.

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Bike's fine.
Me not so much.
I'm a confirmed ATGATT rider after a long LEO career.
It's too hot for that stuff.
Repeat after me-- kevlar mesh, LD Comfort, Camelback...etc, etc
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