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    Arizona Heat!
    on: Jun 20, 2016, 11.22 pm
    Jun 20, 2016, 11.22 pm
    Hi all,

    Just a quick rundown of a short ride I took on Father's Day-to show how capable the Trophy is.
    Left Chandler, Az at 8am temperature was 95 degrees. Headed to Payson, AZ with a friend on his RT1200. By the time we reached Payson it was 102 degrees. Headed to Christopher Creek, AZ for a nice Father's Day breakfast, then back home same route. On the way there(AZ 260) I passed a pick-up towing a Pacific Blue TTSE-did you see me :002:?

    By the time we reached Payson again around 12 noon it was 105 degrees. All the way south on AZ 87 the temps kept climbing to a maximum of 120 degrees at Ft McDowell. Total of 230+ miles with the average temp around 110.

    Bottom line-the Trophy was outstanding!! Engine temp never went above 5 bars, and fairing/windshield kept the heat away, along with a white modular helmet, mesh pants, mesh jacket and a cooling vest. I could have kept going(with some liquid refreshments) another few hours.

    It's the only bike I would ever have considered riding in that heat... :152:

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    Re: Arizona Heat!
    Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2016, 12.48 am
    Jun 21, 2016, 12.48 am
    Wow. A couple TTSE forum members and I (with a few other friends) spent a Saturday in SE Ohio in 95F (35C) humid weather, and it was about all I could take. Glad to hear your bike ran like a champ!

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    Re: Arizona Heat!
    Reply #2 on: Jun 21, 2016, 03.43 am
    Jun 21, 2016, 03.43 am
    I moved from Tempe AZ to Dallas TX in August more than a few years ago and when I would say it was cooler in Texas than Arizona people would say but it's a dry heat.
    My reply would just put your head in a oven at 115 that's a dry heat too.

    Do you have a additive in your coolant to help make it more efficient ?

    Keep that water close , and have good rides
    Last Edit: Jun 21, 2016, 03.46 am by 2slowTrophy
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    Re: Arizona Heat!
    Reply #3 on: Jun 21, 2016, 07.50 pm
    Jun 21, 2016, 07.50 pm
    Hi 2Slow

    Nothing added to the radiator-didn't have to stop for many traffic signals so no prolonged idling. But even when I do rarely rises above 6 bars, and if it does I'll shut it down for extended stops.

    Trophy seems to run cooler than any other sport-tourers I've owned...

    I have acclimated to the heat in AZ very well, after growing up in -20 deg F in Ohio I'll take the heat anyday :169:

    Ride safe(and fast) :018:

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    Re: Arizona Heat!
    Reply #4 on: Jun 21, 2016, 09.40 pm
    Jun 21, 2016, 09.40 pm
    dlrph

    I use Red Line Water Wetter maybe just peace of mind , but it can't hurt.
    On the 2 slow it's a matter of perspective I just fly a little lower that most.
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    Re: Arizona Heat!
    Reply #5 on: Jun 21, 2016, 10.04 pm
    Jun 21, 2016, 10.04 pm
    I'm not familiar with Red Line Water Wetter. Sounds like a good idea-do you have to drain some fluid from the reservoir before adding?

    Where is it available?

    BTW-not insinuating that you are "slow" :038: I just encourage speed whenever possible-a vice of mine...

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    Re: Arizona Heat!
    Reply #6 on: Jun 21, 2016, 10.17 pm
    Jun 21, 2016, 10.17 pm
    dlrph

    I got the Red Line Water Wetter at Pep Boys , and I did just pull a little coolant out of the over flow and then top it off.
    The 2 slow part is to remind me to slow down , as a Gear Head it's hard to go slow when I know just what things can do with just a little work.
    I did not take the comment that way about the "slow" ,,, and lower is hopefully under the radar   
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    Re: Arizona Heat!
    Reply #7 on: Jun 22, 2016, 09.29 am
    Jun 22, 2016, 09.29 am
    looks like an interesting product. I wish I seen this a couple of weeks ago when I needed to top mine off I would have  given it a try.

     



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