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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all! Just bought an 08 vision so I am relatively new to this. I am a 5'5", 23 YO woman. I live in florida so aside from the bike heat, it already gets pretty hot. But I feel a significant amount of heat come off the engine near my calves (they feel like they are being burned next to it..) .. Is this normal?
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I am a 5'5", 23 YO woman.
A woman!?! On a Vision!!! That's badass!

I mean no disrespect. We just don't see many women on a Vision. Heck, we don't see that many Visions period.



As to the heat....yes, pretty normal. You're sitting over a motor and are on a bike with great wind splitting so you can feel more of the heat.

I take it the bike doesn't have lower wind deflectors? I'll add a pic so you know what I'm talking about. If it's does you just need to adjust them. If it doesn't you make want to start hunting that unicorn.

If you don't have lowers just kick your feet out toward the edge of the floorboards. This will cool you down on the open road. In traffic you're going to feel it and being in Texas I know. Good pants and high leather boots will help shield you.
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I am a 5'5", 23 YO woman.
A woman!?! On a Vision!!! That's badass!

I mean no disrespect. We just don't see many women on a Vision. Heck, we don't see that many Visions period.



As to the heat....yes, pretty normal. You're sitting over a motor and are on a bike with great wind splitting so you can feel more of the heat.

I take it the bike doesn't have lower wind deflectors? I'll add a pic so you know what I'm talking about. If it's does you just need to adjust them. If it doesn't you make want to start hunting that unicorn.

If you don't have lowers just kick your feet out toward the edge of the floorboards. This will cool you down on the open road. In traffic you're going to feel it and being in Texas I know. Good pants and high leather boots will help shield you.
Haha, no disrespect taken. Wanted a big bike and I got one. I want to ride to visit friends in orlando, Miami, etc abd they're about two to three hours. Figured it was a solid touring bike.

I have the smaller one but the lower one in your picture I dont have. I feel relief when I literally let me legs hang off the side of the bike, anywhere on the floorboard my calves still get pretty warm. Could you provide a link perhaps to a good lower deflector so I can keep my options open?

Do you suggest any type of riding pants to reflect the heat? That will at least help relieve some of it!

Thank you for your advice, I appreciate it!
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Haha, no disrespect taken. Wanted a big bike and I got one. I want to ride to visit friends in orlando, Miami, etc abd they're about two to three hours. Figured it was a solid touring bike.

I have the smaller one but the lower one in your picture I dont have. I feel relief when I literally let me legs hang off the side of the bike, anywhere on the floorboard my calves still get pretty warm. Could you provide a link perhaps to a good lower deflector so I can keep my options open?

Do you suggest any type of riding pants to reflect the heat? That will at least help relieve some of it!

Thank you for your advice, I appreciate it!
The small deflector is factory. The lower one was a Victory accessory. The issue is with the closing of Victory the lowers have become extremely hard to find...hence my unicorn hunting comment. Keep an eye out and I will too, you may get lucky.

You have another option with Baker Air Wings but my issue with them is they are not very good looking and they have to be screwed in the bikes panel for the install. The Victory ones use a 3m tape to mount them.

As for pants any good denim will help but for a pair of actual riding jeans their women's model is on sale at a great price.

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Welcome aboard, the Vision is a great bike but given its all oil and air cooled it will radiate heat when not moving particularly in the Florida heat. Make sure you run good gas in it and change the oil over to synthetic Shell T6 oil
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This is going to sound weird, but I always have an underlayer under my riding jeans. Even if its just longjohns. In hot weather, I wear Cycle Gear's Heat-Out and in winter, Cycle Gear's Freeze-Out.
The longies under my riding jeans help to insulate me from engine heat. Its a huge air cooled engine fer crying out loud and its going to throw off a lot more heat.
You must really work out hard to be able to wield around that 900 pound behemoth. I'm 5-10 and 190 and its too much for me. But then, I'm over 80.
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Welcome to the forum from Elmvale ON Canada...

Gratz on your new ride enjoy....and yup they do ride a lil hot but worth it 8)

Ride Safe,

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This is going to sound weird, but I always have an underlayer under my riding jeans. Even if its just longjohns. In hot weather, I wear Cycle Gear's Heat-Out and in winter, Cycle Gear's Freeze-Out.
The longies under my riding jeans help to insulate me from engine heat. Its a huge air cooled engine fer crying out loud and its going to throw off a lot more heat.
You must really work out hard to be able to wield around that 900 pound behemoth. I'm 5-10 and 190 and its too much for me. But then, I'm over 80.
Well the other day I had longer socks on under my pants and I didn't feel it as bad so I may just later up in the leg area and hopefully that helps alleviate more.

And haha, I do workout quite a bit. Working on losing weight but i hit the gym about 5 to 6 times a week!
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Welcome to the forum from Elmvale ON Canada...

Gratz on your new ride enjoy....and yup they do ride a lil hot but worth it 😎

Ride Safe,

Rob

Hey rob! Thank you, sir! Hope the riding weather is getting nice up there for ya!
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The lower air deflector is the single most important accessory you can put on a Vision. They should have come standard. They will transform the comfort of the bike. Find them if you can. You will be happy you did.

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