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Has anyone besides me experienced the extreme heat coming up from the engine into your crotch area on the Vulcan Nomad 1700? If so what, if anything have you done to eliminate or a very least reduce that heat. It is very uncomfortable during summer riding. Instead of suffering from this I ride my air-cooled sportster in the summer. I don't notice any heat from it.
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Has anyone besides me experienced the extreme heat coming up from the engine into your crotch area on the Vulcan Nomad 1700? If so what, if anything have you done to eliminate or a very least reduce that heat. It is very uncomfortable during summer riding. Instead of suffering from this I ride my air-cooled sportster in the summer. I don't notice any heat from it.
There has been so much discussion on this topic all over this forum...all you have to do is look around, and you'll find more feedback then you know what to do with. Bottom line - ensure you have the heat shield kit installed (I know the 09's didn't come with it, not sure about the 10's), install an after market set of pipes, add a fuel processor, install a Big Air Kit (like Thunder Mfg), and some even claim to have some luck with Engine Ice coolant. Oh, yeah...and wear pants.

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Big motor, big heat, great to ride on those nippy mornings.

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I'll give you another idea that I'm going to look into. I want to look into maybe having a heat shield made for the left side of the radiator to replicate the shielding around the exhaust. If you put your hand down on the left side when the fan comes on you feel the heat blowing like crazy. Now put your down on the right side and you just don't feel the fan blowing like the left side. The exhaust shielding diverts the air flow down and under the bike, off your leg and intake cover. Check it out and let me know what you think of this idea. I'm open to other suggestions and ideas about this.

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Has anyone besides me experienced the extreme heat coming up from the engine into your crotch area on the Vulcan Nomad 1700? If so what, if anything have you done to eliminate or a very least reduce that heat. It is very uncomfortable during summer riding. Instead of suffering from this I ride my air-cooled sportster in the summer. I don't notice any heat from it.
Put a full sheepskin pelt on the bike. Leather and wool protects you from the heat.

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There has been so much discussion on this topic all over this forum...all you have to do is look around, and you'll find more feedback then you know what to do with. Bottom line - ensure you have the heat shield kit installed (I know the 09's didn't come with it, not sure about the 10's), install an after market set of pipes, add a fuel processor, install a Big Air Kit (like Thunder Mfg), and some even claim to have some luck with Engine Ice coolant. Oh, yeah...and wear pants.
Top K s right I think this horse has been riden,beat,starved,and resurected so much it just wont die!!!Or go away,my 2cents Your sitting on a ''103'' engine,If you want to stay cool buy a moped Sorry my 2 cents well maybe a buck and some change
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Top K s right I think this horse has been riden,beat,starved,and resurected so much it just wont die!!!Or go away,my 2cents Your sitting on a ''103'' engine,If you want to stay cool buy a moped Sorry my 2 cents well maybe a buck and some change
I had a 109 inch BOULEVARD (that I traided in for the VV) that I truly would love to have the heat emitions it had on my new VV. I'm telling you truthfully there was NO heat problems at all from that Suzuki, even if the fan came on. There was never any hot air on my legs at all. The radiator is twice as big as ours and maybe that made a difference, but I also think it's how the bike is designed for air flow that effects what we feel.


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I had a 109 inch BOULEVARD (that I traided in for the VV) that I truly would love to have the heat emitions it had on my new VV. I'm telling you truthfully there was NO heat problems at all from that Suzuki, even if the fan came on. There was never any hot air on my legs at all. The radiator is twice as big as ours and maybe that made a difference, but I also think it's how the bike is designed for air flow that effects what we feel.
Did you read my post, #4 about making a heat shield for the left side?

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Love the heat, it's a cruiser, it keep yah warm on those cold rides. But yah this has been beaten to death. Yah it's a hot bike, but who cares when your going 100KPH down the highway. I'm sure most of us didn't buy this bike to run around town with on a hot summer day.

We don't mean to be sarastic, it's just not an issue for most is all.

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Love the heat, it's a cruiser, it keep yah warm on those cold rides.

I wish that was true. When it is 28 degrees out and I am squeezing my legs against the engine wondering where all the heat is now!

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