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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 12:15 PM
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Hey All,
I'm interested in a 2018 Tiger 1200, but a bit worried about the heat.
I wonder if a Decat pipe and or Booster Plug would help with the heat issues?

This bike ticks a lot of boxes on my wish list, but heat will be deal breaker.

Current bikes = T120 & Super Tenere
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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 04:41 PM
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This bike ticks a lot of boxes on my wish list, but heat will be deal breaker.
Current bikes = T120 & Super Tenere
If my 2013 is any example, no modification beyond an air conditioned seat will be enough. If you can, take a 10 or 15 minute test ride on a hot day with some sitting stopped at the end. That should be enough to help you decide.

Heat notwithstanding, I think the Explorer is a great bike.

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post #33 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 12:28 PM
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Anyone try removing the decorative black plastic pieces from behind the exposed frame just below the tank? Or the plastic skid below the exhaust?


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post #34 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 04:54 PM
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I bought a set of these;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Surprisingly good workmanship for the price. Now deployed as the ETHDD (easytiger heat dispersion device) using nothing but the hardware included and a little bend here and there. Bolted on to a handy spot. Made a surprising difference.
Perfect ? No. Better? Indeed. Looks? It's not really noticeable in fact it almost looks like it's normal. I didn't bother with the right side as the heat is not bad.
Can you post a better and bigger picture? I am curious how that small piece does anything for heat at all?

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post #35 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 09:58 AM
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Hi there – I definitely don’t have a fix for the heat issue, but one that might assist your comfort level is the following: https://www.beadrider.com/. These allow for a significant amount of airflow underneath your butt, and they keep you off of the hot seat. Worth a try. I have them on my 2018 tiger 1200. They recommend a size of 13 x 13. They have helped out quite a bit over the summer months.
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On a recent ADV trip to Clear Creek the temperatures were hovering around 105F and the bike did overheat and the engine warning and the overheat lights were on but bike was still starting and running fine. It took a while for the light to totally go away even after the bike cooled down.

The electronics are a bit aggressive. TCS flashes a lot and the TPMS warning message popped up once after I disconnected the battery and didn't go away until I disconnected the battery for 5 mins and reconnected it again.

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post #37 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 08:02 PM
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So last weekend I had the tank off and decided to try a few things. First I removed all the foam from the bottom of the tank except for a 1 1/2" wide section that runs from the front of the tank toward the rear.
From there I covered the entire bottom of the tank with the adhesive DEI heat tape/blanket. Got it at Auto Zone.
Weather this week was in the very high 80's and a touch of 90. Overall, I can say it is MUCH better. The tank still gets noticeably warm in stop and go traffic, but not burn your legs hot like before. Also, the thing I noticed the most is that once underway the tank cools off quickly and considerably!
It takes some time to pull the tank, but the results were a big improvement.

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Great to hear - Thanks Drew!
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