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    Air Con fitted
    on: Jul 26, 2018, 08.33 pm
    Jul 26, 2018, 08.33 pm
    I bought my Trophy with the typical Scottish weather in mind, great wind / rain protection, heated grips, heated seat.. ideal. Then we get the hottest summer for 30 years..... bugger.

    So, looking at some BMW's when my mate took me to the dealer, he was running short of BMW boxer shorts and socks  :745:

    anyway, big 1600cc touring thingy there in the showroom, fairing has two side panels that flip out and deflect air into the cockpit.... credit where credit's due... nice idea.

    Got me thinking, I am melting on the bike just now... cant get a breath of air behind the screen, so I've fitted air conditioning. A spring clamp, plastic bend from a gutter project I done and a coupe if tie wraps.. ta dah!!!

    Will try it out tomorrow, will probably end up on the side of the motorway after it flies off and gets crushed by a truck  :002:

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    Re: Air Con fitted
    Reply #1 on: Jul 26, 2018, 08.48 pm
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    Nahhh, this is pretty normal in The Netherlands.
    Or, you buy a Royal Enfield..
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    Re: Air Con fitted
    Reply #2 on: Jul 26, 2018, 08.56 pm
    Jul 26, 2018, 08.56 pm
    true... I was looking at Bonnevilles the other night..... its funny how quickly we forget all the years on an unfaired bikes soaked to the skin and freezing cold...

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    Re: Air Con fitted
    Reply #3 on: Jul 26, 2018, 09.24 pm
    Jul 26, 2018, 09.24 pm
    I've noticed the amount of heat that comes off the engine/towards the legs in this weather, I've found that adjusting the height of the screen actually helps to reduce/take that away funny enough.
    I'm not complaining, what with the heated seat and grips, all this makes commuting in Winter bearable. 

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    Re: Air Con fitted
    Reply #4 on: Jul 27, 2018, 01.02 am
    Jul 27, 2018, 01.02 am
    Wear boots with Gore-Tex lining and even some insulation.  It wicks away moisture, the insulation keeps away the heat.  My Daytona M Star's do the number on the heat down low on the Trophy, plus they have a lift for us that are vertically challenged. :028:
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    Re: Air Con fitted
    Reply #5 on: Jul 27, 2018, 07.56 am
    Jul 27, 2018, 07.56 am
    The idea is good, buut I'm not so sure about the execution or aesthetics !

    At speed there will be a fair amount of pressure acting on those drainpipe joints,
    that may well cause the spring clamp to be pulled away from where it is clipped onto.

    If you've clipped it onto the rubber Mirror "Bodywork protectors", be aware that they
    are not secured to the Mirror housing by any screws etc, but by a combination of the top
    and bottom edges being a push fit over the plastic Mirror surround, a couple of "stalks" pulled
    through into the mirror pod, and being partly sandwiched betwee parts of the Mirror Pod,
    so over time these could get pulled out !

    Hopefully you wil have a workable solution before it turns cold and rainy again !

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Air Con fitted
    Reply #6 on: Jul 28, 2018, 08.04 pm
    Jul 28, 2018, 08.04 pm
    Update, on the air con. (Patent pending)  :745:

    IT DOESNT WORK.........

    If any one wants to buy one I will do at a good price, good news is it stayed on at motorway speeds, it did deflect some air but not far enough into the cockpit. Back to the drawing board  :187:

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    Re: Air Con fitted
    Reply #7 on: Jul 28, 2018, 10.56 pm
    Jul 28, 2018, 10.56 pm
    Large long funnels like for automatic transmission topping off. :745:
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