Getting burned....

by Angela

I recently bought a new bike - a HD Deluxe. I'm flat footed when upright on this so I know I'm ok size wise for this bike but when I push it back to go into my garage or have it running and both feet flat holding it up my right leg is sometimes being burned on the inside middle section of my thigh... I find that it's more frequent when I am trying to reverse the bike back into the garage - maybe because the driveway is on a slope and has divets so I have to rock myself out of them sometimes but I'm curious - is there a reason why it would be so hot that close to the seat? Should I have it checked out or is this normal and if so - how do I avoid burning the skin off!

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Sep 09, 2013
getting burned...
by: Anonymous

thanks all - I watched what happens last night as I reversed the bike in and you are right - it's the oil cap... it's right where I am getting burned. Thanks for the advice on the deflectors - I'm out to get one asap!

Sep 09, 2013
HD Engine Heat
by: Lisa

Welcome to the world of Harley Davidson! Because the engines are air cooled, they are Very hot and throw off a LOT of heat at the engine near your thigh as you have found out with your Deluxe. The shield is the only part HD makes to deflect the heat and we all go through this same issue when "walking" the bike with a hot engine and the bigger the engine that HD makes, the hotter... especially on a hot day! Wear jeans, get the deflector, but there is no way around it unless you buy a metric, water cooled bike.

Sep 05, 2013
burned thighs
by: deeann

Get some heat deflectors for the bike. They will shield your thighs from the heat. Some gals sew pieces of ironing board covers to the inside of their jeans to keep from getting burned.

Sep 05, 2013
getting burned
by: shelly

I know on the heritage that the oil cap gets very hot and you can get a very bad burn on your upper inside thigh. Is the oil cap in the same location on the deluxe? If so you will need to invest in some heat deflectors, those are good anyway on the harleys since the engines get so darn hot! I ride a road king and I bought some heat deflectors off ebay which are black vinyl with studs and match my seat. Best of luck!

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