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the heat is killing me

Discussion in 'BNS12 Chat & Tech' started by Ian Toy, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Ian Toy

    Ian Toy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    41C in Bulgaria today the heat is killing me. Just got home left leg is sore,bright red and swollen. Went out at 6.00 this morning lovely but as it approached midday just to hot and to much heat from exhaust and the cat.
     
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    M0T0Geezer Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I live in Arizona, USA. Daily high temps here have been over 105 F. (40 C.) for the last 6 weeks. I know how you feel.

    Stating the obvious: if you're riding in shorts and open sandals, stop it. :cool:

    I suggest heavy denim work jeans and mid-calf leather boots with knee-high socks.

    Their thickness will slow down the rate of heat transfer from engine and exhaust to your flesh. Same physics as why you grab a hot pad before taking a roast out of the oven.

    In general, the more you wear the less heat you will feel. There is such a thing as "wind heating" whenever ambient air temperature is over 100 degrees F. The faster you go, the hotter you feel.

    Stop often and drink lots of water.
     
  3. Ian Toy

    Ian Toy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    going to try some longer boots. I maybe have fair skin lol
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Also ditch the CAT if you country's emission testing allows. See what is available at the Store tab.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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  6. Ian Toy

    Ian Toy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    2007 breva 1100
     
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    Yeah my 2007 Norge was terribly hot at 32oC in France a couple of weeks back. Can only begin to think how awful 40+ degrees would be!

    I’m going to look at de-catting possibilities as well as maybe looking at a heat deflector like the later Norge fairing uses.
     
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    Ian Toy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I think 40 C is to hot for them, I have now got some oil leaks to look at aswell now ,main one is sump gaskets. Untill the temperature went up had no leaks now sump gaskets and a leak at top of engine somewhere.
     
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    mylovelyhorse Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Oh goodness, I hope that’s not the oil pressure sensor.
     
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    Ian Toy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    the main leak is just behind the side stand. I was worried that it might be main crank oil seal as oil is around that area, but I put a bit of clean cloth on a thin screw driver and pushed it up the open slot at bottom of gear box/clutch housing and it was clean beside a bit of clutch dust,no oil. The oil seems to be a long sump gasket area so will replace both top and bottom sump gaskets.
    The other oil leak is at the top at the front of engine,not much but it is there,need to get tank off to see better.
     
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    mylovelyhorse Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    That’s the upper sump. Had identical leak on my Norge. Rather satisfying to resolve in the end :)

    That sounds an awful lot like the oil pressure sensor. Tank off, airbox off, bit of a sod to get to under the alternator. I got my replacement from Gutsibits. Don’t over-tighten as it’ll chew up the washer.
     
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    Ian Toy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    thanks
     
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    mylovelyhorse Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Ian Toy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    looks like common problems
     
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    mylovelyhorse Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    It is - search this site and you’ll find many a mention and loads of good information on fixing it. On my Norge you can see the oil pressure switch from just in front of the left-hand pot. It requires a torch & a bit of a squint but you can see it. If oily, there’s your problem.
     

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