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Old 12-29-2011, 09:36 AM   #191
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Originally Posted by vtbob View Post

On the charts you provide. Looking at those the fix is cutting the power of the system in about half. That will certainly cut the waste heat dissipation down...but for those of us who use a good portion of the F800 400W output for heated grips, heated vests, lights etc....dropping the out put to 15amps x 12 volts = 180 watts is just not acceptable.

We need BMW/Rotax to face and fix this problem for us.
As I said my knowledge concerning motorcycle electrics is very limited, but yes it seems very logical. BMW could sure fix that but I am not convinced that they will do anything.
Although I am not convinced maybe a heatshield as JRWooden suggested is worth a try, it does not cost a lot and if it only keeps a few degrees of heat off the darn rotor it may extend lifetime.
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