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    Fix for the heat issue F800gt

    Yesterday my wife test rode a 2013 F800GT.

    We were 15 miles or so in and she said to me " this thing is burning my legs"

    I did a search and sure enough others have complained too about the heat.

    My question....has anyone come up with a fix?

    Thanks
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    Here's some discussion of the heat issue in an older thread:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...in-Hot-Weather
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    Thanks

    After reading your link and others I've found there doesn't seem to be a fix for it.

    Time to look at another bike.
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    So what kind of things you looking for in a new bike for your wife? How long, experience, is she? You can send me a PM if you wish. Eugene Kraemer

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHD43 View Post
    Thanks

    After reading your link and others I've found there doesn't seem to be a fix for it.

    Time to look at another bike.
    Fix is don't hug the frame and tank with your legs..

    Seriously, I and several others on the F800 Riders forum don't have any issues at all and I live in the desert Southwest. The only time it gets hot for me is 105 deg in stop and go traffic. It is cooler than my RT windblocker for sure, and hence my default summer bike.

    Those who said they ride with legs squeezing the tank and frame spars had problems with the heat, as the frame gets really hot. I had to actually take a ride to realize my legs aren't even close to the tank (1-2" away). So I get airflow and don't touch the hot frame spars. Of course riding pants can also help but I really believe a lot it comes down to the way one rides.
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    Sometimes in over 85' riding, to cool off I spread my knees out about 1 to 2 inches. It does help cooling down.

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