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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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How can I get cool air to my legs

I just bought a 86 1200
and I can't stand the heat it is so hot riding this bike I need wind to blow
at my legs
The air that passes threw the motor is 200 deg
I feel like i am in a car with the heater on high all the time :wtf:
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 01:40 PM
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Get a set of Baker air wings they can be turned in for summer and turned out for winter. They work really good to bring cool air to your legs.

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They don't list my year and model 86 GL1200
Something else that would help is a cover for the engine between the faring and side cover is that from Honda or aftermarket ?
I have seen in pictures item 5
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#5 looks like a good homemade piece.
Besides the brown not being exact, the overall curving lines don't match the other covers AND the tell-tail bolt hold-down is showing.
STILL, looks like a good solution.

Maybe an airfoil just in front of the radiator vent to draw out the heat?
RED GREEN it with some cardboard & "Duct Tape" as a test.
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There must be somebody that makes them? Here is another picture
I guess good luck finding them for a bike 27 yeas old
I think I will have to do some fabricating
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These will work great on your 86. http://bakerbuilt.com/bbairwings/h12awup.html



IMHO, do not waste your money on engine covers as I did. I gave a fortune for a pair off of EBay and all they did was cause my engine to overheat. Some have also called them Stator Killers because of the heat they direct to the back end of the motor. Believe me, they don't do anything for the heat on you legs. The Baker Wind Wings will. I literally gave them away on EBay.
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Okay thanks for the information It looked like a great idea
So what is the difference between the original and new style ?
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After looking at some a buddy bought, about $20. Seriously though, they are of a different material and are supposed to be tougher. I really like mine, but remember if the air outside is hot they will not generate cold air, but they will help to blow the hotter engine air off you. Your mileage will vary, but I can't figure out why the wings aren't standard equipment on all motorcycles. Want to ride on a hot bike, jump on a big Harley sometime.

I'll tell you something else that will help. I've spent quite a bit of time down here in Texas on the Mexican border in the last 6 years and noticed men don't wear shorts anytime they are out in the sun and most times wear long sleeve shirts. As an experiment, this year, I am not wearing shorts, especially when riding, and believe it or not I feel cooler when out in the sun and/or riding. I'm still having a hard time converting to long sleeves though. Maybe next year I'll work on the sleeves.

Remember, when the temps get 90 or hotter, nothing short of air conditioning is going to help on any bike. I jumped on my previous bike out at Lake Havasu at 113 degrees one day and it felt like a blast furnace. Needless to say, I didn't ride much on that trip.

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Okay thanks for the information It looked like a great idea
So what is the difference between the original and new style ?
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Left Engine Cover - Aftermarket 1984 GL1200

I have been having the same problem finding a replacement cover for my 84 Goldwing. Can't believe there are so many out there without them because of the heat coming off the engine. I never realized how good these covers work until I lost my left one and now my left leg gets cooked. Wondering if those Air Wings might be a better solution? They seem kind of expensive for what they are though?
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I have both the wings and the side covers. I took the side covers off this year and I'm not sure if I'll be putting them back on or not.

The wings however are worth the cost and PITA to install. I set mine closed when it is cold or raining. When I open mine I like them blowing on the false tank. This keeps me comfortable 98% of the time. Once this year I set them blowing on my legs. I've rode some over 7000 miles so far this year.

If it were me I'd spend the extra on the bakers one of mine is cracked and taped.

These are the ones I have my eye on.
http://www.bakerbuilt.com/bbairwings/h12awup.html


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