Summer Riding in the Heat

by Stephanie

My ride is a 2008 HD Softail Deluxe and because I sit "in the bike", I am blasted by the heat off my bike and in our summer it gets 95-100 degrees. The only time I laid my bike down, was after a great day of riding in extreme heat, I was overheated and not 'mentally sharp' at a stop.

I need to get some ideas on how to cool my engine and my legs on a ride.

Thanks for any ideas!!


Comments for Summer Riding in the Heat

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 04, 2010
Summer Heat on Bikes
by: Stephanie

Thanks Marsha for your comment, bought the heat shields by Kurakyn, they cut down on maybe 5% of the heat coming off my Deluxe. Last summer we changed our riding style by stopping often to wet down our shirts and we have gel neck wraps that work really well retaining moisture and keeping us cool. Also, I always wear a white long-sleeve top and tons of sunscreen!!

Feb 03, 2010
Engine Heat
by: Marsha


I don't see a date on your post so I'm Sorry if this is after the fact. Have you looked into H-D, Kuryakyn brand heat shields or "No More Fried Thighs" - I have the last ones, and while they're more expensive, the research I did on them , sold me on their product. Their website is at http://www.rjsoriginals.com/ Deluxes are beautiful !!

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Her-Motorcycle Forum CLOSED.

Her Motorcycle

Our Newsletter



Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Her-Motorcycle.com Ezine.

Most Popular Discussions
All Forums Her-Motorcycle Forum Ask A Motorcycle Question Women's Motorcycle Clubs

Guest Content

Your Bikes
The Bikes Women Love To Ride

Just Ride!
Learn to Ride Best Motorcycle For A Woman Sport/Touring Bikes New Bikes Used Bikes Bike Values Insurance

Road Trips
USA Road Trips Europe Road Trips Motorcycle Friendly Accomodation

Gear & Gadgets
Helmet Hair Motorcycle Riding Gear Online Partners Parts & Gear Search Motorcycle Accessories

Archives & Resources
Guest Articles History Maintenance Winterizing A Motorcycle
[?] Subscribe To This Site

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

| Home | What's New | Site Search | About | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy |

Return to Top
Copyright© 2007-2013 Her-Motorcycle.com. All Rights Reserved.