i commute to work(most days mass transit, however some i ride all the way in) and last wednesday my intake temp told me it was 101 when i was downtown. once i got on the highway to leave i figured it would cool down with the breeze, i was wrong. the highway has freshly laid asphalt, which is a deep black and hot as hell. i was going 80mph and i was still roasting.
some days, really deep inside, i want to ride with shorts, tshirt and a non-DOT approved skull cap, just to feel the wind rush up my shorts. but then i think of my skin, and realize that i want to keep it.
My intake temp said 104 today, yikes. The FZ is NOT the bike to wear shorts on. First of all the motor is hot, very hot and you can feel the heat on your skin. Even wearing capri jeans, the engine blasts heat at your shins. Plus when parking the bike, it is very easy to touch your knee to the right engine cover.
Agreed. I've found that above 95, even speed doesn't cool me off. Summer gear has meant that I feel the exaust and engine heat much more, even though I'm cooler overall. I've installed a cup holder (!!!) so that I can douse myself with water while riding. Mesh gear means I can actually get the water where it's needed. I also soak my helmet liner.
:lol I have a 30 minute ride to work everyday and always wear full gear. Other day my intake temp reading was 107. It really doesn't bother me. Guess I'm just used to the heat! But I do feel like I'm FREEZING when I'm riding in the dead of winter and it's a frigid 50 degrees!
FAZR: Yes I am female And thanks for the cool compliment (quite ironic considering the topic..hehe). I have been driving bikes for 22 years (Started when I was 17) and taught my husband to ride about 5-6 years ago. I even bought him his BMW for him
I wear a Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket and jeans. Just cannot bear wearing ballistic pants in 100 degree weather. I tried capri jeans (end mid calf) and the heat from the engine was just too much.
Today was 93 degrees with 89% humidity factor. I don't think we have had 10 days this summer under 90 degrees. It's been absolutely unbearable! Good thing we have a pool!
Very very nice! I really like the lower cowling. Hey you're just an hour drive from me.
Fazer, I owe you an apology...I just clicked the link for your FE and I see you offer two sizes: IMPORTANT NOTE:I offer two versions of this kit to handle a range of sizes for number plates. There is a 7" version for plates that are between 7" and 7 1/2" wide, and an 8" version for sizes between 8" and 8 1/2" wide. Select the size at checkout. Failure to do so will delay the processing of your order.