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If your riding in HOT weather the only breeze you will get is a HOT breeze. You can try a cooling vest or neck wrap that you soak in water.
A light long sleeve will help also. The long sleeves will help keep the sun from beating directly on your arms.


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My previous bike, Harley dyna, was more open to air flow so I hardly noticed motor heat once moving.
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What Mike is talking about is the heat coming from the cylinder heads straight to your feet and lower legs. It has nothing to do with vents, foot warmers or the like. I've been trying to come up with something to deflect that heat but nothing yet. For now I stick my feet on the highway pegs for a bit of relief.

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cruiser forward pegs or boards are the only sure fire way to direct air up your legs, beware hot exhaust from those radiator vents!
need sticker on mine- Caution Jet Exhaust!


Have seen at cycle gear BILT brand `heat out` underwear- longjohns tshirts etc
Could give you relief by venting moisture away from your skin, not the best quality brand but worth a look to test
Several makers- look at dirt bike rider clothing- those guys get HOT!
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I wonder if the seat you have has been already modified to move some one back.Any stock Wing seat that I've had I felt like I was half up on the tank.Way too short where the rider sits,but lots of room on the back.Can't see anyone wanting to be farther ahead again.

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I was wondering if there is a cooler t-stat I can run??
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I was wondering if there is a cooler t-stat I can run??

That would be unwise Mike. You should run the engine at its designed operating temperature.

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it wouldn't matter if the oven you sit over was set for 210 -180 or 160.
Left unattended, the cookies will eventually get burnt

Spend the money on mesh riding pants and breathable underwear, try Craigslist for used mesh gear, or amazon or......
It will make your trip a happy adventure, not an sweltering monkey-butt experience


Once it hits 80 here, mesh only!
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Another vote for mesh, here. I bought myself a Joe Rocket Goldwing mesh jacket, and it's amazing in hot weather. It directs air directly at the skin, and it almost feels like air conditioning. Seriously, it's cooler than bare skin - it seems weird, but it's true. And to think of all the years I suffered with non-mesh riding gear in hot weather!!
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Another vote for mesh, here. I bought myself a Joe Rocket Goldwing mesh jacket, and it's amazing in hot weather. It directs air directly at the skin, and it almost feels like air conditioning. Seriously, it's cooler than bare skin - it seems weird, but it's true. And to think of all the years I suffered with non-mesh riding gear in hot weather!!

Agree, lived in Phoenix metro 20 years, and was much cooler riding to/from work on 118* days wearing my Joe Rocket mesh jacket AND mesh pants.

the only downside is time required to get suited up before taking off.
but, ATGATT is the only way I ride.

Here is why I still believe in ATGATT, my fingers still do the talking.
this was in August '08 and that pavement is about 150*F at 1500 hours, the accident occurred at 1505 hrs.

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