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My legs are too hot!
Written by heglers... on 6/13/2011 at 02:03 pm

PCing in Texas in the summertime can be miserable.
Check out my inexpensive answer titled "Air Deflectors" just posted in the
Photos section that resolved the issue for me.
These extensions are made from the bottom of a laundry detergent bottle trimmed
to fit and mounted with double sided tape.
This increased deflection gives an easy 6"-8" comfort zone for your legs before
encountering the engine heat exhaust.

Message Thread for message #104459

Mike
6/9/2011, 03:09 am
My legs are too hot!
Does anyone have a source for some kind of vent deflectors? Thanks! Mike

    docpolycarp
    6/9/2011, 03:20 am
    My legs are too hot!
    LOL! The PC800 is nothing compared to my previous Honda ST1100. That thing was like riding a pot bellied stove. --- In

      Mike
      6/9/2011, 03:39 am
      My legs are too hot!
      I used to have a 1997 ST1100, and I don't remember it being this hot. I didn't ride it in 97 degree weather, though. Mike --- In

        docpolycarp
        6/9/2011, 03:46 am
        My legs are too hot!
        How to deal with the heat issues on the ST1100 and ST1300 was an occasional topic of discussion on the ST boards. In retrospect, my brother complained about the heat on my ST1100 when he rode it more than I did. It must not have be

    goldwingman40
    6/9/2011, 04:53 am
    My legs are too hot!
    Mike, Keep your legs in, quit riding it like an air cooled Harley. Fred --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "

      dave_hiett
      6/9/2011, 07:10 pm
      My legs are too hot!
      Might check out Baker Wings. They make them for the PC, I think they are around $40 or so. I have them on my GL1500 and they work well. I haven't put them on my PC because the heat doesn't bother my legs that much and I figure they might inte

    alfr4d
    6/9/2011, 12:34 pm
    My legs are too hot!
    This is what we call thanks for nothing. Still you may consider wearing thicker pants what also makes riding saver, or using the exhaust wrap material. Insulation wrap only helps a little and may cause the engine to make some more noise and h

      goldwingman40
      6/9/2011, 02:17 pm
      My legs are too hot!
      Those are Baker Built Air Wings, they should be available at many Goldwing accessory dealers. Fred --- In ipcr

    alfr4d
    6/13/2011, 12:49 pm
    My legs are too hot!
    In addition to the answer of that there really are fairing wind deflectors for sale in any size and shape it is perhaps beneficial to discuss the possibility that an engine runs hot and is uncomfortable to its rider because of a lean mixture.

      heglers...
      6/13/2011, 02:03 pm
      My legs are too hot!
      PCing in Texas in the summertime can be miserable. Check out my inexpensive answer titled "Air Deflectors" just posted in the Photos section that resolved the issue for me. These extensions are made from the bottom of a laundry dete

        goldwingman40
        6/13/2011, 02:32 pm
        My legs are too hot!
        Sam, Do you have any better pictures of both the deflectors so we can tell more about how they were made? What detergent bottle did you use and did you have to paint them or was the plastic that color? They look good from what the pictures sh

          heglers...
          6/13/2011, 03:37 pm
          My legs are too hot!
          Fred I used the lower portion sidewall that wraps to the bottom of a 8# jug of detergent. Lightly sanded, sprayed with an air brush and sprayed clear-coat. Mount is simply double tape. This is the 2nd summer and I'm still amazed at how much

          heglers...
          6/13/2011, 03:55 pm
          My legs are too hot!
          My apologies everyone. Strokes do funny things to your memory and thought processes......enough said? The material used to make this is a 8" wide Heavy Duty Plastic Stowage box available at the $1 store. I used about 2" of the upper

            revconprince
            6/13/2011, 06:41 pm
            My legs are too hot!
            Ok, great. It nice to see ideas of how to make something work, made from something else. I do find one thing confusing. You have the air blocked by your feet, which normally blows fresh air up your pant leg. Seems like competing ideas. I was

              heglers...
              6/13/2011, 09:47 pm
              My legs are too hot!
              The lower air/water deflectors are easily removed by 2 screws however, in warm weather I typically rode shorts so it wasn't a problem. (I KNOW.....more bad habits) Sam PS-they work great for dry feet & blocking that cold unwanted air u

                tradewinds1964
                6/14/2011, 04:45 am
                My legs are too hot!
                > > Ok, great. It nice to see ideas of how to make something work, made from something else. I do find one thing confusing. You have the air blocked by your feet, which normally blows fresh air up your pant leg. Seems like competing

                  heglers...
                  6/14/2011, 11:52 am
                  My legs are too hot!
                  The curves give limited movement but only to the point that it is not rigid. After riding with these for over a year, I would make NO changes. --- In

        lewjayjr
        6/14/2011, 10:02 pm
        My legs are too hot!
        Rode my PC about 30 miles one way the other day,and coming home it was in the high 90's. Kept checking my temp gauge cause my legs were so hot! Glad to see it's not running hot just the vents were exiting on my legs. I was wearing my Carhart