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Old 04-06-2006, 06:25 AM   #1
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ST1300 Heat Issue? Which models/mods?

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I'm pretty ignorant of ST1300 but love the feel of the motor and thinking of trying one out for at least a year.
I hear some buzz about excessive heat? can someone fill me in accurately?

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Old 04-06-2006, 09:01 AM   #2
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Yes it does put out heat. Leg cookers. Some of the mods are: removing the crash wing plastic to help with airflow, sealing off the engine compartment (ie - condom approach) to the heat exits near the rear of the bike, changing the FI settings to make it run cooler. I have 56K on mine with the crash wing mod. I find that with MC pants on it isn't a big deal. If its 100 out and you are wearing Levi's, your legs will cook. Try http://groups.msn.com/ST1300US/ for more help.
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:48 AM   #3
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Yes it does put out heat. Leg cookers. Some of the mods are: removing the crash wing plastic to help with airflow, sealing off the engine compartment (ie - condom approach) to the heat exits near the rear of the bike, changing the FI settings to make it run cooler. I have 56K on mine with the crash wing mod. I find that with MC pants on it isn't a big deal. If its 100 out and you are wearing Levi's, your legs will cook. Try http://groups.msn.com/ST1300US/ for more help.
ouch. that is not pretty.
so now I understand why the FJR bunch say its easier to fix their heat problem. I have seen one of them on the rack getting the insulation wrap job, at a dealer shop. Pretty straightforward and supposedly works well.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:49 AM   #4
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Yes it does put out heat. Leg cookers. Some of the mods are: removing the crash wing plastic to help with airflow, sealing off the engine compartment (ie - condom approach) to the heat exits near the rear of the bike, changing the FI settings to make it run cooler. I have 56K on mine with the crash wing mod. I find that with MC pants on it isn't a big deal. If its 100 out and you are wearing Levi's, your legs will cook. Try http://groups.msn.com/ST1300US/ for more help.
I don't have any heat issues with mine. Yes it puts out some heat if you sit at a red light, all bikes do. But nothing I can't tolerate. And I live in the swamps of SC, where it don't stay very cool in the summertime.
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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Yes it does put out heat. Leg cookers. Some of the mods are: removing the crash wing plastic to help with airflow, sealing off the engine compartment (ie - condom approach) to the heat exits near the rear of the bike, changing the FI settings to make it run cooler. I have 56K on mine with the crash wing mod. I find that with MC pants on it isn't a big deal. If its 100 out and you are wearing Levi's, your legs will cook. Try http://groups.msn.com/ST1300US/ for more help.
What he said.
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Wonder what Rider thinks? Someone want to grab his leg and pull him out of Jo Momma?
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Wonder what Rider thinks? Someone want to grab his leg and pull him out of Jo Momma?
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Here is a spy shot of the early ST1300 prototype. As you can see, it had heat problems from early on in the design process

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The ST1100 had zero heat issues -- glad Honda's engineers finally got that sorted
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Here is a spy shot of the early ST1300 prototype. As you can see, it had heat problems from early on in the design process



Nice in the winter.
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:50 AM   #11
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I don't have any heat issues with mine. Yes it puts out some heat if you sit at a red light, all bikes do. But nothing I can't tolerate. And I live in the swamps of SC, where it don't stay very cool in the summertime.
The only time I found it intolerable was going thru Blythe when it was 120*. Everything was intolerable.

But seriuosly, it is a design flaw that Honda should of caught and fixed. Maybe they did, yours is a latter model bike, mine is a 2003.
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:58 AM   #12
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The ST1100 had zero heat issues -- glad Honda's engineers finally got that sorted
Not sure I agree. I owned an ST1100 for a while, and it generated a LOT of heat on the lower legs, esp. on a hot day at slow (or no) speed. Not as bad as some other bikes I've owned, though.

The heat issue keeps me from wanting an ST1300. I live in Texas, I don't need no more stinkin' heat than I've already got.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:46 PM   #13
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I've got an '05 ST1300; live in Arizona. I added the Honda heat deflectors. There's still some heat but I don't find it objectionable, not even as bad as the cylinders on my old airhead Beemers.
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