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    RT hot legs

    I love my '95 RT but I'm not crazy about the heat off the engine. Some riders have removed the lower fairing for better air circulation. I would prefer to leave the fairing as is. Has anyone ever used wind deflectors on the lower fairing? If so, do they work and where can they be aquired ?

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    Some folks swear by those Baker Air Wings.

    They bolt onto the side of the fairing and can be swiveled to blow air on your legs.

    I used to have an RS and if I rode without my Aerostich's pants, it was hot. With the pants, it was perfectly comfortable. Just a data point and all...
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    RT hot legs

    Where does one find out about "Baker Air Wings" ? Is it a brand name?

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    Smile RT hot legs

    I don't know why I do what I do...I asked about Baker wings BEFORE I thought to do a search...As usual, the cart before the horse. Anyhow, I found the web site...[url]www.BakerAirWings.com I need some rider opinions yay or nay
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    I pulled mine and it really cooled things down. Pulled them a month too soon though, so it was a bit brisk in the morning. Great now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGeo
    I don't know why I do what I do...I asked about Baker wings BEFORE I thought to do a search...As usual, the cart before the horse. Anyhow, I found the web site...[url]www.BakerAirWings.com I need some rider opinions yay or nay

    Those things are Gorgeous Don't know why they're not standard equipment.

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    the website is here: http://www.bakerbuilt.com/bmw.htm
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    I beg to differ...

    Get the Baker Airwings, you will never regret it. I found removing the lowers really doesn't reduce heat on a riders legs. Airwings do help cool and also help keep the rider warm when turned out (instead of scooping air) on cold days and nights. They also increase the riders envelope during riding in the rain. Don't buy the cheap Chinese imitation Baker wings.
    Give us the oil and no one gets hurt

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    Well, you could install the iron (not Nikasil that is) cylinders from a pre-1981 Airhead and then all the heat would go into your engine oil instead of being dissipated to the atmosphere!

    Just keep telling yourself it's good for your engine.

    Ride faster.

    Ride 80mph for a half-hour or so straight, and you'll get to finally feel the rush of heat from your oil cooler. Then, you might learn to like how it usually is.
    Last edited by lkchris; 06-05-2006 at 03:48 PM.
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