heat and buffeting
This is going to be kind of a rant. The weather has been crap here and I'm getting crabby without my rides, I want to let it out.
Over the years I've owned this XC heat and buffeting have been major issues and hampered my enjoyment of the bike. I believe they are also the majority of problems most owners have to deal with. I've pissed away lots of money and time trying to work around these. I don't need to tell you all how great the XC is in power, handling, reliability, ergonomics and looks which is why I've worked to fix the heat & buffeting. At this point my patience has run out and I've done all I can and care to do to remedy the issues. Since, pulling the cats, buying a heat shield(again), adding another type of fork lowers and trimming the fairing deflectors the highest the temps have been up here was brief afternoons in the mid 70s and I didn't like what I felt. There was already heat pooling around my thighs, when I opened the air flow up to cool down, the flow was all crazy, like buffeting but on my legs. wth?
So here's where I'm at. I made a few small adjustments. Next week I have a 5 day, 2k mile trip planned with all kinds of riding in the mix, its the XC's last chance. If I have to deal with heat and buffeting that interfere with my riding enjoyment on this trip, that will be that, and this bike will be getting the X.
"Living life is a great idea, but riding a motorcycle actually gives you a tool to do it..."
2013 Sunset Red
Vic Tri-Oval Mufflers, Lloydz VM1-DR cams, AF, PC-V @112hp/113tq
Corbin Dual Tour seat, Klock Werks Klip Hanger bars, Vicwapz
Avon Contour grips, Kuryakyn Kinetic boards and rear SwingWings
Victory black LED headlight and Touring Pack, Madstad 9" windshield