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Old 05-17-2011, 12:00 AM   #21
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I think I'll install the one that came with the bike back on ........the proper way. Like I mentioned earlier, the bike I bought had its "flap" kinda folded in half and hanging down between the oil cooler and the top of the cylinder head. Served more to obstruct air flow than to directing air. That's what prompted me to ask about the "rubber flap" to start with.
I now know how it should be mounted.

I now also have a spare one I got with the parts bike.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #22
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thats the airgaurd right?
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #23
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Exclamation oil cooler flap

has anyone ran any internal engine heat test, or external heat test? when im flying down the freeway my ankles get really hot. would that stop that? mines a naked rat bike so i got no faring, or even a speedo.
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No, the rubber flap this thread refers to would not keep heat away from your ankles. Wear motorcycle boots and you wont feel heat off the engine, not that your ankles should be near the engine in the first place.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #25
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I went from a 750 Katana to the 1/2 fairing 1200 Bandit
No fairing exposes the rider to more heat IMO
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:58 PM   #26
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Why yes it does, but I think Cintidude has a little experience riding a nakid bike also.

For that matter so do I. Wearing boots will prevent this heating of the ankles problem.
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yea usually i have boots on. its just riding back from work on my uniform. its not too big of a deal though. but that flap should probably stay on. if sitting at a light too long on a hot summer texas day i start getting a little bit of smoke comming out the front. the bike is still new to me. but i keep thinking its that flap thats burning as it rest on the header pipes.
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You shouldn't have smoke coming out. I would look into that.
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the guy i bought it from says it has a small oil leak. i unbolted the oil cooler, and removed the header pipes, i have a ton of gunk and grim everywhere. no idea where it could be comming from.
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Time to pull out a bottle of kerosene an start cleaning so you know what needs to be fixed.
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