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Offline JDM

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Dry Roasted
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:24:17 pm »
If you are tired of having your lower legs dry roasted in the summer, you might like to try this. I have been using this add on to my C10 for about 3 years and I can say it helps cool off your lower legs. I have zip tied a set of lower OEM baffles as shown in the photos just in front of my feet and as close to the engine as I can get, and added black plastic heat shields on the underside of the fuel tank on both sides of the engine. With these two baffles on each side (Total of 4. Two OEM baffles and two homemade heat shields.), the hot air coming off the engine is channelled out into the oncoming air flow from the original baffles, thus moving the hot air to the outside and into the cool air stream. I used two of the OEM baffles for this mod and fabbed the 2 big under tank heat shields using some very thin plastic. Try It. You Will Like It. HTH JD         
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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 10:37:08 pm »
I can't visualize what you have done down by your feet.  Can you post some pictures from the side and front?
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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 10:41:49 pm »
Also you might want to compare notes with this post.
http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c10/vent-flaps-for-engine-heat/
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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 11:55:16 am »
If you are tired of having your lower legs dry roasted in the summer, you might like to try this. I have been using this add on to my C10 for about 3 years and I can say it helps cool off your lower legs. I have zip tied a set of lower OEM baffles as shown in the photos just in front of my feet and as close to the engine as I can get, and added black plastic heat shields on the underside of the fuel tank on both sides of the engine. With these two baffles on each side (Total of 4. Two OEM baffles and two homemade heat shields.), the hot air coming off the engine is channelled out into the oncoming air flow from the original baffles, thus moving the hot air to the outside and into the cool air stream. I used two of the OEM baffles for this mod and fabbed the 2 big under tank heat shields using some very thin plastic. Try It. You Will Like It. HTH JD         

I added the right side photo, I hope this makes it more clear.

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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 07:31:21 pm »
Sorry but I don't understand.

That looks like a piece of plastic wedged between the engine and the lower fairing.  Am I missing it?
A picture from beside the bike, not on the bike would help...I think.  ;D

When you say OEM baffle, what baffle are we talking about?  :sign0085:

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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 10:38:57 am »


Kawasaki calls it a guide.  13070 on the diagram.  It looks like he's using it to deflect the hot air outward.
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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 12:17:51 pm »


Kawasaki calls it a guide.  13070 on the diagram.  It looks like he's using it to deflect the hot air outward.


Thanks Bud you are correct. Thank you for the clarification. I will put up some more photos that might help folks see this better.
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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 12:57:31 pm »
Sorry but I don't understand.

That looks like a piece of plastic wedged between the engine and the lower fairing.  Am I missing it?
A picture from beside the bike, not on the bike would help...I think.  ;D

When you say OEM baffle, what baffle are we talking about?  :sign0085:

I hope this helps. JD

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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 08:12:24 pm »
 :great:
Now I get it!
Thanks for the picture.
Curious if you have tried turning the original baffles that are mounted to the fairing into the opposite position to see what the difference is with your extra baffles?  Seems like it might help even more...theoretically of course.  ;D

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Re: Dry Roasted
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 09:24:06 pm »
:great:
Now I get it!
Thanks for the picture.
Curious if you have tried turning the original baffles that are mounted to the fairing into the opposite position to see what the difference is with your extra baffles?  Seems like it might help even more...theoretically of course.  ;D

I have rotated the baffles in the winter months to keep my feet warm.