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I like riding naked it's the wind on my nuts that is the best lol

the hest is really bad but it's only got like 800 ms on it so maybe it will settle when it's run in
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BigTone
Poddy wrote:
I like riding naked it's the wind on my nuts that is the best lol

the heat is really bad but it's only got like 800 ms on it so maybe it will settle when it's run in

Hi Poddy. My 2015 RM was hot for the first 1000 kms but cooled down a bit after the first service. It is still hotter than most bikes. I believe some tweaks at a service can reduce the heat. The latest RMs were supposed to have been fixed for the heat issue. [confused]
On hotter days, make sure all the vents are open and a decent airflow is running through the lower section.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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V-Twin
BigTone wrote:
open and a decent airflow is running through the lower section.

Poddy wrote:
I like riding naked it's the wind on my nuts that is the best lol
BigTone, how much more airflow can Poddy get in his lower section??? [biggrin]
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Melbourne, Victoria
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CHF10
Do the lowers make that much a flow difference?
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BigTone
CHF10 wrote:
Do the lowers make that much a flow difference?

Yeah I'm sure they do.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Poddy
So we have agreed on a deal for the bike but today I rode it in 29c and it was so freaking hot it’s deal breaker. They say as my bike will have stage two cams, pipes and air filter plus stage one pipes it should make a difference. I showed them the seat peeling after only 800 + klms which they claim they haven’t seen before but would swap out, no issues.

They are going to give me a second bike to try with stage 2 gear etc to see if there is any difference on the bike, hope so as I love the bike but the heat will kill the deal. 
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V-Twin
Poddy wrote:
I love the bike but the heat will kill the deal. 
When I picked up my current bike, it had Indian High Flow Air Cleaner and Rush Slip-On pipes, no Stage 2 and no aftermarket tune (just stock Indian tune for Stage 1 plus AC).  I think it was only about 2 days after picking up the bike I got stuck in ridiculous traffic jam (hardly moving and often not moving) for about 15 minutes in 32 degree heat and my bike got real hot.  My right leg got real hot! 🔥  Once I managed to lane filter and got moving, with 1 minute, the temp was down to ‘not noticeable’ territory.  

So in my experience, TS111 gets very hot if you don’t move for 5 minutes or more on a hot day but aside from that, not ‘crazy hot’.  I hope your second demo bike has more kms so you can check out what it might be like with more mileage.

One other suggestion after this demo ride, if you are still not convinced.  See if they have a Chieftain demo.  It might be that you prefer to remove lower fairings for better wind flow.
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Poddy
Thanks, will do cheers
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CHF10
Like I said, put some pants on. Or buy a car - they come with aircon and you don't literally sit on top of the engine.
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Poddy
So they gave me a second bike to test, 4000 klms full performance package on it and its completely different, nothing like this one.
They also think that the bike I was riding needs to go to the workshop as a test ride by them gave the same result
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BigTone
Poddy wrote:
So they gave me a second bike to test, 4000 klms full performance package on it and its completely different, nothing like this one.
They also think that the bike I was riding needs to go to the workshop as a test ride by them gave the same result

interesting.... it’s a great ride isn’t it..
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Poddy
So latest update is yes I will be trading in my Vintage and R12RTLC in on the RM, one bike instead of two will make the boss happy, as long as she doesnt ask me to sell the others.

On the issue of heat, they advised me today that the bike was displaying the worst heat they had come across and there is an issue with the rear cylinder so it wasn’t me, it was the bike.

so i opted for a demo with 1000 klms on it, stage 2 power kit all done and should be riding it this weekend if everything goes according to plan

black and cream 
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V-Twin
Poddy wrote:
so i opted for a demo with 1000 klms on it, stage 2 power kit all done and should be riding it this weekend if everything goes according to plan

black and cream 
Congratulations Poddy!  I know all the RM riders will chip in soon and let you know they are the best bike in the world!  😜
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Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
Poddy wrote:
So latest update is yes I will be trading in my Vintage and R12RTLC in on the RM, one bike instead of two will make the boss happy, as long as she doesnt ask me to sell the others.

On the issue of heat, they advised me today that the bike was displaying the worst heat they had come across and there is an issue with the rear cylinder so it wasn’t me, it was the bike.

so i opted for a demo with 1000 klms on it, stage 2 power kit all done and should be riding it this weekend if everything goes according to plan

black and cream 


Congratulations Poddy - good choice - now you need a sheepskin.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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BigTone
well done Poddy. You won't be disappointed. Neither will the scone burner! [biggrin][biggrin]
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10
I'll bite... What's a scone burner?
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BigTone
she who burns the scones....strange OZ slang for the wife. [rolleyes]
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10
OK. Not one I've heard and growing up in the country I heard a lot. And my wife doesn't burn the scones. [tongue]
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Airhead
Well done mate, I have ridden my Road Master in 40 degree heat and hep it was hot but fine.  Main difference is I don't live in a city so virtually all my kilometres are on the highway or open back roads, so there is always air flow around the engine.
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Poddy
So I am the proud owner of a Black and Cream Roadmaster, stage two kit and I am loving it. Added some air in the shock today and the bike was so nimble that you wouldn’t know it was 400kg. No much not to like.

The difference in performance that you get out of the stage 2 set was worth the money, only change is am swapping out the Dunflops, shite tire in more ways than one, adding some Mich Commanders which should overcome the feeling of pushing the front I get currently.

Cheers all 
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V-Twin
Congrats Poddy!  Right to the top shelf. Love your style!  😀
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Melbourne, Victoria
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CHF10
So you're enjoying the stage 2? I think I might do that... I am also considering the DB exhaust. The only thing stopping me is it's not compatible with rear crash bars.
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