Wear gear, not jeans, and you'll be fine. Usually the heat is on the left side as that's where the V header comes down. The fan should kick in at 102-04 *C. Wrap has pros and cons, the cons being it gets and stay wet.
+1 The few times I wore jeans, the heat was a bit ridiculous. In leathers, the temps have yet to bother me.Wear gear, not jeans, and you'll be fine. Usually the heat is on the left side as that's where the V header comes down. The fan should kick in at 102-04 *C. Wrap has pros and cons, the cons being it gets and stay wet.
I would think the Desmo Times upgrade would be helpful. The full package with the manual on/off switch will let you turn it on early. Just the fan itself will move more air and cool things down a bit quicker.Hey All,
06 ST3 here, usually running around 90~100 C, fan kicks in @ 100. 95% of my rides are city stop and go (Tokyo heavy traffic), so never much time to build up air cooling effects..
Anyone else have issues with heat under their seat/gas tank & clutch side near your knee? I've always thought the bike was kind of hot even in the winter (just bought it in Jan), but it's never been a huge issue until now (summer). Just wondering what you guys do to dampen the affects... so far I've been thinking of:
- Under seat/under tank heat shields (the kind with sticky tape on the back you can form to anything)
- desmo times fan upgrade kit
- exhaust wrap
- coolant flush & refill w/ engine ice/water wetter
Any tried & true or waste of time attempts you have made?
sorry if this has been covered many times... searched but only found coolant debates... maybe my google-fu is off...
Do you run with more water in summer months, ie 20/80 coolant/water? Might help.I am in Tokyo (well, work there) as well and the heat on my ST4 is the same. Major problem in the summer. Leathers are okay, but the humidity make them a bit uncomfortable. When at a light, I open my knees up to let some of the heat up and away. I bought a desmotimes kit, but have not installed it yet. Should help a bit. But you and I know what Tokyo traffic can be like....split lanes, get to the head of the class, take off ahead of everyone and get some cool air in there. I also have a perforated Ducati jacket that I use in the summer to help keep upper body a bit cooler. We need to think of some kind of deflector to help us out. Gonna be a hot one this year!