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Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« on: August 31, 2019, 05:08:49 pm »
After right side fall yesterday notice no hot foot on right?

I usually turn the mini fairing scoops at foot level seasonaly.
In summer turned forward to scoop air. In winter backward to shield foot from air. Do I have this wrong?

Reason am asking. Notice after right one was torn off yesterday in fall. No scoop resulted in no hot foot. Where as left foot with scoop stayed hot.

Thoughts anyone?

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 03:01:29 am »
I hate to use the terms "right" or "wrong", since it's really a matter of personal preference.  However, I think Kaw meant it the way you are doing it.  I did it that way myself for several years, but a couple of years ago I just took them off entirely, and with the highway pegs I have on  my tip-over bars, they really get in the way of my lower legs when I have my feet on the highway pegs.   :motonoises:
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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 09:37:07 am »
I may be pulling mine in summer from now on. The heat difference/decrease was amazing.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 04:47:17 pm »
I have never changed mine. I didn't think it would make a difference since there is a hole in the back.

The heat is on my shins. What is the summer mode?

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 09:34:42 pm »
I to pulled mine off when I did the mod to the big 5x6in vent forward of that location. That mod which was posted by a COGer on here a year or so ago was one of the best mods I've done as far as increasing rider comfort. I routinely ride in shorts now with no noticeable heat below the knees.
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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 12:23:47 am »
That 5x6in vent forward is on my list of to dos. Was thinking it was 4x9 in front of radiator exhaust though. Are we talking about same one or something else? Will have to go back and reread that post again.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 02:58:40 pm »
just an approximation on my part, but there's only the one big vent on each side, it's aft of radiator and vents the header area.the mod works really well pulling all that radiator and header heat out away from the bike.In Az where 100 degree plus heat is normal it makes a huge difference

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 03:40:05 pm »
I am interested. What mod is this? I ride in shorts around town and it gets hot especially when the fan kicks in.


I to pulled mine off when I did the mod to the big 5x6in vent forward of that location. That mod which was posted by a COGer on here a year or so ago was one of the best mods I've done as far as increasing rider comfort. I routinely ride in shorts now with no noticeable heat below the knees.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 03:42:11 pm »
Bajasam on my list for sure.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 04:02:38 pm »
I am interested. What mod is this? I ride in shorts around town and it gets hot especially when the fan kicks in.


I to pulled mine off when I did the mod to the big 5x6in vent forward of that location. That mod which was posted by a COGer on here a year or so ago was one of the best mods I've done as far as increasing rider comfort. I routinely ride in shorts now with no noticeable heat below the knees.


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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2019, 05:15:22 pm »
Thank you Bud.  :beerchug:


I missed that post.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2019, 05:21:59 pm »
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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2019, 08:44:25 am »
I keep the fairing extenders on and ride in some pretty hot conditions. I don't find it to be uncomfortable, and I don't really like to be hot.
Those wings, I have found make for some pretty bad buffeting at speed from tractor trailers I am passing.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2019, 09:37:47 am »
If the scoop is fitted with the wide open side towards the rear then it will pull hot air onto your feet.


If the scoop is fitted with the wide open side towards the front, then it will push cooler air onto your feet.


If you fit the Euro-deflectors then cool air gets pushed away from your lower half which results in a warmer lower half of your body.


If you remove all deflectors then it's a kind of middle ground.

It rarely gets silly hot over here, so I've not tried the forward vent flaps, but I can see where that would suck the hot air from around the motor out, and push it outside of your feet. Combined with the Euro deflectors they could be especially good for wet weather riders.
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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2019, 01:53:36 pm »
Please add pics of the  "5x6 in vent forward" mod.  I have no idea unless there's a pic please

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2019, 02:02:14 pm »
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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2019, 02:30:34 pm »
Thanks Boomer and Bud. You guys covered all permutations of this heat issue. I also think steve or murphs once sold some heat dampers that went right on sides to block the heat coming out. But I don't think they are made anymore.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2019, 07:25:12 pm »
You can take something like old rubber floor mats and make some heat shields that cover up the areas on each side of the carbs and below them.  IIRC danodemotoman made some like that.  The originals were by a guy named Brian (2fast). HTH
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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2019, 12:25:30 am »
Trust me and please note, a C10 in the humidty and heat of Louisana is extremely hot at times. I have blistered my toe bottoms through my shoes. In stop and go traffic even with Steve's antifreeze concoction overly high temps can be problematic on pilot. I have run my C10 naked and with those foot fairings turned to scoop wind to little evail at times. Personally prefer the plastics. Did not like the heat naked. Also prefer no foot scoops turned either way in summer. Plan to try vent flaps and a shield below seat and tank next summer. Adding to the winter project!

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2019, 12:48:20 pm »
Oh, full disclosure on feet blistering. My pegs are straight out of pivot point and not stock. All could find to fit at time. Also am a diabetic. Have never blistered feet save for that 4 hour ride on a really hot day this summer. It was hot!

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2019, 02:17:55 pm »
Lee you gotta be careful with your blistering feet and diabetes. It is a serious problem! Change the pegs asap or get a different bike. With oem pegs I just get shins that heat up.

For others who may not know, foot issues (especially infections) on a diabetic is a very serious problem. My mom has been a diabetic since the late 70s and I watch over her feet like a hawk.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2019, 02:32:24 pm »
hate to be -that guy-, but i was all for making the flaps, etc, and im sure they work. however, after sealing up the top flap , adding some foam tape between it and the frame rails, and sealing up any possible airleaks from the front of the motor that would get around the cylinder.. and getting the bike tuned correctly, and using the stock winglets, I haven't had any heat issues on mine anymore, and i live in sc and rode the bike a LOT on 90+ degree days in boots and jeans.

it was so bad prior i almost got rid of it. the due diligence under the tank sealing the factory flaps better than the factory did made a big big difference.

removing the pair valve, which pulls in air from the airbox at idle is also removed and plugged. this helped.. I mean, its designed to make the exhaust run hotter.

i also relocated the coolant tank to the RH frame rail under the side-cover, allowing airflow under the motor. 

I rode it all summer, even the GF noticed a much more enjoyable ride on very hot days when we took it out vs one of the other bikes.

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Re: Is this correct foot fairing placement?
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2019, 03:20:58 pm »
THX!
DC Concours and rest. Thinking I need to check all my rubber seals as indicated here above too. They look good but am to wonder if they are pliable enough to seal after 31 years in service. Another winter check!