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#1 monkin

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

I did cromiets heat fix today. Pretty easy process. Only take about
an hour. Rode it..but fairly chilly today.. so not sure of the degree
(no pun intended) of improvement. It seems better but probably not as
much as expected. Will report more when it warms up.

I also put a heat shield under the tank. That made a fairly good improvment.
This mod was worth the effort and a 10 minute job.

Thought I'd just add my experience. If anyone wants my opinion on tires
or oil I will start a new thread.. :lol:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

Pictures? You did take some pictures, right?

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#3 monkin

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:29 AM

Well...um....no....but heres a link with lots of pretty pictures
and a well done "how to"

This guy does a great job on explaining the process.

But...if ya want I'll do it again...this time with pictures. ;)


http://www.fjrowners...es/6/10176.html

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

Did the same mods two weeks ago, right side, left side and tank.
Wished I'd waited a month after riding through a mini blizzard last Sunday. :D
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

Well...um....no....but heres a link with lots of pretty pictures
and a well done "how to"

This guy does a great job on explaining the process.

But...if ya want I'll do it again...this time with pictures. ;)


http://www.fjrowners...es/6/10176.html

Your links: that's just the left side. Was there more?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

Between the reflective bubble wrap under the tank, and the Chromeit fixes I have less heat issues that the Gen 2 bikes. The biggest change is the small aluminum U-channel under the left lower frame. I did not cut the inner fairing. The bike does run a little warmer based on the gauge, but does not over heat. I was tired of the "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" song anyway. This is much better.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

I just did the left side fix. The right, I believe, you would just
use closed cell foam.

Should be riding this evening and will know more about how the left side
worked for me.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

OK..took a ride...ambient temp in the 70's. Left side is a definate
improvement... I can really tell because the right leg is noticably hotter.
I would give this mod a solid "B". Good improvement over stock.

Now to do the right side.