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Heat transfer.
« on: October 07, 2013, 05:03:19 AM »
Hi all, new owner of a silver Trophy. As a past owner of a Sprint GT and living in central California, my question is; Do you feel the heat off of the engine/rads on your legs? In triple digit temps, the GT can burn your legs if you have vented paints. Don't ask me how I know. On my test ride on the Trophy, it was fairly cool day and didn't notice any heat coming off the engine. So have any of you had a problem with the heat? Thanks for any info you all can provide.
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Re: Heat transfer.
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 05:15:21 AM »
First Welcome to the Forum :400:
Second from my perspective the heat radiated from the Trophy is really bad.  I live in Texas and during the summer it was my only complaint. When I ride my 955ST I often wear sneakers with ankle length socks.  I feel little heat from the ST.  But when I ride the Trophy I HAVE to wear calf length socks.  Otherwise my ankles fry.  Particularly my left ankle.  It is more than uncomfortable but a bit less than unbearable.  If you think e GT is bad you are in for a treat (not) with the Trophy.
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Re: Heat transfer.
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 07:45:42 AM »
Interesting W8. Here in the UK we have had temps up to 32 degrees C (hot for us). At no time did I get burned. I find the heat reflectors excellent. In fact when it is cooler and I am stopped at lights, there is just enough warmth to keep me warm.
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Re: Heat transfer.
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 08:11:04 AM »
Yes, I can't say I have felt any excessive heat either here in the UK during our unusual summer or around Europe where temps were in the high C's and that was wearing leathers!

Sneakers and socks for riding!!!! :005:

While I trust my own riding ability to be safe riding in such casual dress, there is no way on Earth I trust other road users enough to ride without full protection.

If it is too hot to ride in leather or textiles with protection then I will take the car and drop the roof!

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Re: Heat transfer.
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 08:20:32 AM »
Saturday week ago rode over 900km in 29C+ temperatures and really didn't notice excessive heat noting I normally ride with calf length riding boots, jeans or Dainese textile pants.

The 2007 Sprint ST really cooks my right leg on a hot day and previously my Ducati ST3 cooked both legs and crotch (big downside).
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Re: Heat transfer.
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 09:21:54 AM »
it's true that I've sometimes a heat sensation on the bottom of my left leg, but still nothing to complain about, true also that French summers are probably much milder than Texan's!
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Re: Heat transfer.
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 11:13:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
Yes, I can't say I have felt any excessive heat either here in the UK during our unusual summer or around Europe where temps were in the high C's and that was wearing leathers!

Sneakers and socks for riding!!!! :005:

While I trust my own riding ability to be safe riding in such casual dress, there is no way on Earth I trust other road users enough to ride without full protection.

If it is too hot to ride in leather or textiles with protection then I will take the car and drop the roof!

LOL

One day, I rode my Tex in shorts, plimsolls and a t shirt.  NO GLOVES.

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It was a miracle.

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Re: Heat transfer.
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 12:31:41 PM »
The trophy does not seem anywhere near as bad as the sprint ST.  Didn't notice a problem at all in France in the summer high 30 (degC).  I used to have a 595 and that was bad?  I know the early sprints were bad and Triumph installed heat deflectors (OK little bits of foam???).  There again as said above I am in UK so +ve heat normally is not a problem and I usually ride with boots on.  I do have some 'paddock' ankle length boots that I sometimes use but have not noticed any particular heat on ankles.