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I just got a 2016 Vaquero. I noticed that it blows a ton of heat on me. I was out this weekend and at red lights it was hot as hell. Does anyone make heat shields or diffusers for this or do I just have to live with it?
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You can get a set of deflectors from index.html They make the only air deflector for the vaquero. They work great I have a set for mine. Also the best thing you can do is get the ECU reflashed at Ivans Performance in Congers NY. That shouldn't be to long of a ride for you. I would get that done first. Both items will reduce the heat you feel. Nothing will stop it completely as it is a big hot motor between your legs...lol The flash will work best at heat and performance, it totally change the way the bike rides.

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Thanks captj3. That's great info. I think I'll give Ivan's a call. Thanks again. I really appreciate it.
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......or you can install a manual switch to turn the fan on before it gets that hot, just search this forum for info on it

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I just got a 2016 Vaquero. I noticed that it blows a ton of heat on me. I was out this weekend and at red lights it was hot as hell. Does anyone make heat shields or diffusers for this or do I just have to live with it?
I have a similar situation, although we don't get too many really hot days in a year. I used header-wrap on the rear header, and it, along with the manual fan switch made a noticeable difference. If it hadn't, I was prepared to wrap the front header, too.
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Don't ride where there is traffic. What fun is that?

Wrap the exhaust, replace coolant with engine ice, place a sheepskin pelt on the seat in addition to what others have said.

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Thanks captj3. That's great info. I think I'll give Ivan's a call. Thanks again. I really appreciate it.
You're welcome. While the other posts will work to a point the flash just gives you so much more, especially if you have not invested in any kind of fuel processor yet.

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Don't ride where there is traffic. What fun is that?

Wrap the exhaust, replace coolant with engine ice, place a sheepskin pelt on the seat in addition to what others have said.
I've heard of adding ICE to the coolant, but not replacing the coolant with it.

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I've had a heat issue too, here in Georgia. IT"S BEEN IN THE 90's ALL DAMN SUMMER!!!!!!. Oh, the bike, it hasn't been bad at all. Had the flash, changed to engine ice (although I saw no difference with it), and wrapped the pipes. Looking forward to a few weeks of cooler riding weather before I break out the electric gear. Oh yeah, I put a set of Oxford headed grips on last fall. As Tony the Tiger would say "Their GRREEAAT" Or something like that.

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I got a set of deflectors & put them on last month after 3 years of thinking about it. Best 134 bucks spent. They look great and really eliminate the heat in motion completely, a little at idle. Even better is the distinct reduction in noise. Unbelievable after riding 43 years. Get u some!

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