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biddysere
Posted 2018-09-29 9:45 PM (#192701)
Subject: Legs on fire!


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Took my new to me Vision out on a long ride today. Very impressed other than the engine heat was trying to make hot wings out of my legs. Is this the norm or is it just my bike? I closed the side spoilers and that did help some. Thanks for any advice!
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huts'putt
Posted 2018-09-30 9:26 AM (#192702 - in reply to #192701)
Subject: Re: Legs on fire!


Cruiser

Posts: 60
Racine, WI United States
It's a common thing with Vision's. Lot of heat comes off the oil cooler, which sits in front of the engine. Everyone here suggests the lower wind defectors that Victory "use" to sell. Another alternative is Baker Wings, don't remember exactly what the web site is, but there are a few members here that use them, maybe they'll chime in on how good they are.
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rdbudd
Posted 2018-09-30 9:44 AM (#192703 - in reply to #192701)
Subject: RE: Legs on fire!


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Posts: 1593
Jasper, MO
It's common problem with a 100% stock Vision. The lower wind deflectors that were once available as accesories pretty much eliminate the problem when moving, and should have been OEM installed on every Vision. They are difficult to find now.

The 100% stock Vision also has a fuel map in the ECU that runs lean for EPA requirements. This causes the engine and exhaust system to run hotter than necessary. A better fuel map enhances performance and reduces the heat somewhat. Back in the day, aftermarket piggy back fuel controllers, such as the Lloydz VFC or the Power Commander V were popular for this purpose. Lloydz also would reprogram your ECU, which eliminated the need for aftermarket controllers. That is what I did on my own Vision. Today, you can have your ECU reprogrammed by remote control by vendors who sell and tune the Maxximus system. It is the latest, and probably best, way to go in this day and age.

If you plan on making any changes to your bike, such as exhaust or cams, intake, etc, get those done and then have your ECU reprogrammed. Performance will be greatly increased, and your heat issue may be helped a little at the same time.

Ronnie
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lennyb
Posted 2018-09-30 7:18 PM (#192706 - in reply to #192701)
Subject: RE: Legs on fire!


Iron Butt

Posts: 767
Bel Air, MD
If you find a set of stock (clear plastic) or metal duplicate lower wind deflectors for sale make sure that they include the OEM hinges. Installation without them is essentially impossible.
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biddysere
Posted 2018-09-30 7:27 PM (#192707 - in reply to #192701)
Subject: Re: Legs on fire!


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Thanks everyone! I do have the stock lower deflectors. Turning them to the closed position does help nut it is still pretty dang hot
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rdbudd
Posted 2018-10-01 11:09 AM (#192709 - in reply to #192707)
Subject: Re: Legs on fire!


Visionary

Posts: 1593
Jasper, MO
biddysere - 2018-09-30 7:27 PM

Thanks everyone! I do have the stock lower deflectors. Turning them to the closed position does help nut it is still pretty dang hot


If they were installed correctly, turning them all the way out blocks air and rain. Turning them all the way in to the closed position renders them essentially null, as if they aren't there. Turning them a few degrees open should scoop in lots of cooling air when moving. That's how mine work.

Ronnie
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huts'putt
Posted 2018-10-02 1:34 PM (#192710 - in reply to #192709)
Subject: Re: Legs on fire!


Cruiser

Posts: 60
Racine, WI United States
BIDDYSERE, are you talking about the lower wind deflectors that are just above the floor boards or the small triangular wings under the fairing? If you have the lower ones, open them up, i.e., so the wings are horizontal to the lower fairing, not vertical.
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johnnyvision
Posted 2018-10-03 1:50 PM (#192711 - in reply to #192701)
Subject: Re: Legs on fire!


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Posts: 4270
where that aluminum pannel folds in towards motor guys are putting in dash vents from cars. Open heat gets out close and heat stays in

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-SJ-Sierra-Samurai-Dash-Vents-Round-8...
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lennyb
Posted 2018-10-03 6:10 PM (#192712 - in reply to #192701)
Subject: Re: Legs on fire!


Iron Butt

Posts: 767
Bel Air, MD
Also consider getting a set of footpegs which also help by allowing you to move your legs away from the heat source. Not sure if they are still available, but mine came from Gonzo Garage on FB. Try https://www.facebook.com/theGONZOgar...11889982297790
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