After 2 years and 20000 miles of leg BBQing, engine rattling, belt squeeling, saddle bag flopping, and staying in the shop half the time I have finally fixed my 2000 Voyager. I turned it into a Goldwing. Best move I ever made.
Had an 1800 and loved it! Rode it all over America. Traded for style change only (I do that a lot). Like TwoWheel said, it is a totally different ride. Kind of like riding a BMW LT is as close as I can relate to it.
BBQed legs on a full dresser in Texas is hard to believe.
It doesn't get that hot in Texas in the summer.
Don't know where you are but it was 105-110 degrees every day for a solid two months in Corsicana last July and August....
Britt... did you wrap the pipes? I have had a couple GW's.... Good scoots..... I thought I made a mistake with the Voyager the first two days I had it until I wrapped the pipes then no more hot leg..... and mine stopped all the ricky ticks and rattles at about 300 miles... belt noise can be solved buy proper adjustment....
Bubba in TX
2011 Voyager "Betty Clunker"
A bad day on a motorcycle is better than a good day in a car
Some people collect T-shirts
I actually ride
Voyager 1700 owners...
WRAP your pipes.... You will be glad you did...
Nye County Nevada
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Last edited by Bubba in TX; 12-29-2012 at 11:56 AM.
I was being facetious,bubba.
I couldn't believe that he was riding a full dresser in a hot place like texas and complaining about being hot on said dresser and then replacing the dresser with,you guessed it,a dresser.
I wish people would believe us about wrapping the pipes. It has made such a difference in the ridding comfort in mine. I hate hearing anyone getting rid of a VV because of problems like that. I have never owned a GW but I did ride one once. Didn't like the feel of it.
Safe ridding Britt.
2009 Vulcan Voyager ABS/ my "Blue Goose"
BIG 3 = PCV w/ Ign/Cobra Slip-ons/Thunder Air Kit
Kuryakyn "Longhorn Offset Highway Pegs"
Air Hawk2 seat cusion/Remote Control for house
National Cycle Fender Tips//Utopia Back Rest
Gorilla Alarm/Strebel Air Horn/14 in. Dark Shield
Kaw Rear Speakers/Galfer Break Pads
Garmin GPS, RAM mounted on break reservoir
Chrome Mug Holder/Extra Chrome/Wrapped Pipes
Flags and Mounts from "Rumbling Pride"
Dunlop SP5000 Car Tire /AMSOIL & Filter
I guess the lowers make the Voyager hotter. I don't notice any unusual heat on my Nomad. Least it isn't any hotter than my Harley was.
All of my fully faired bikes are hotter than naked bikes. Whether they are V-twin, Parallel twin, Inline four, when you block all the wind all your left with is heat. The sport bikes do a fair job at directing the air that goes through the radiator away from the rider and that is what Kawasaki did by creating the KAMS kit.
When you get no airflow and have the hot sun beating down on you it can get pretty hot.
I do wonder if those that complain the most about the heat have shorter inseam and can't keep their legs away from the engine when they ride.