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Crash bar Vic closeouts in the open position, Memphis shades fork mounted wind deflectors and fairing mounted wind deflectors. This is beyond hot and the bike ran like it was 75 degrees outside not 120.

Before people comment about the dash temp inaccuracy I do believe at that moment on 4-6 lanes of cars at 113* with the pavement reflective heat and the heat given off by the cars around me riding at 75-80 mph it was every bit of 120 degrees. I stopped for gas and the key was so hot I almost couldn't hold it to unlock the gas cap. The gas cap was brand you hot as well as the clutch and brake levers and the bike didn't miss a beat. Ran perfectly.
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120?? You must have to suck down a couple of bottles of cold water every time you gas up! Living in New England, it's never that freekin' hot! If it comes close to 100, it's misery on the highway. We do have to deal with the cold weather, though. However, it's possible to dress for the cold. Heated grips and seat help too.
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120?? You must have to suck down a couple of bottles of cold water every time you gas up! Living in New England, it's never that freekin' hot! If it comes close to 100, it's misery on the highway. We do have to deal with the cold weather, though. However, it's possible to dress for the cold. Heated grips and seat help too.
I drank a quart of water before I left. I've been riding year around here for 20 years so you do get used to it and learn how to dress for extreme heat.

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But.....Its a dry heat............Just like an oven. I lived a lot of years in Southwest Oklahoma. Similar type weather. Hot is freakin hot. I have seen 108 on my temp indicator so far this year here in Fla where I am. I know it aint been that hot and it was probably built up heat from sitting and a black fairing. But it was every bit of 96.

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Drinking plenty of water while riding is very important , even if there is chill in the air , extreme heat is no exception and should be taken seriously .
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Vin,

I am just curious, What kind of clothing do you wear when riding in those conditions?

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Vin,

I am just curious, What kind of clothing do you wear when riding in those conditions?
Boots, long pants, T-shirt, textile jacket with no liner and full finger gloves.

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Protection from the sun is the only way to ride in that
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Protection from the sun is the only way to ride in that
I hear you.

I ride with basically the same set up but I wear mesh over pants, jacket and vented full finger gloves.

Of course, I have never ridden under those conditions.

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Protection from the sun helps with dehydration. Have to cover up.

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