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    Getting Hot in the Pleasure Area

    I bought my 00 RSV R in the spring when it was cold outside so everything was peachy up until summer came.

    Every time I ride it City or Highway the crotch area gets really hot.

    I can feel the Hot air coming from underneath me hitting my ankles and my legs.

    Is this common ? What should I do to get rid of that heat should I heat wrap the exhaust pipe that runs near the Shock ?

    Or is it just me ? I cant ride in any gear in the summer I allways go out in my Tshirt and shorts + flip flops. The temperature here gets to 30 celsius.

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    t-shirt, shorts and flip flop eh, I reckon if yer not careful you'll have more to worry about than hot nads!!!!!!!!!

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    I reckon 90% of motorcycle crashes EVER would of been avoided if all the bikes had a bomb rigged to blow in the event of a crash. Its just a matter of how you handle yourself and your bike on the road. I understand the traffic and how random it is. And I will never crash.

    All your gear will help you not get scratched and maybe save a few bones from braking. But if you go down thats it you are not fit to ride again. If you get back on it you are dumb for not learning your lesson. You should be able to keep yourself upright 100% of the time if you let that 1% chance of going down creep into your mind its all over for you baby. You just accepted the fact that shit will happen for your and that you might have no say in it. You will take risks and you will try to get pleasure out of getting out of harry situations alive because thats just what motorcycling is for you.

    I am another animal. I ride to get somewhere, I ride to not crash and I love to see other people do dumb shit and not get away with it.

    If I go down despite all my attempts to control myself and my bike then I prefer the 8 weeks in the hospital and some fresh skin just to remind me that It was not enough. And then I give it up for good.


    PS. I was joking about the flip flops. They are not good for banging gears.

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    This is a pisstake,isn't it?

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    I wish someone had mentioned to me about riding not to crash....... I would have saved myself some pain... I feel a right pillock because I must have been riding to crash... thats why I must have fallen off on that corner when the van in front of me puked a load of diesel in my path

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    Its not that simple. You wont ride to crash instead you ride like there will be no oil spills or obstacles in your path. You take the corner hoping nothing will happen. There are other ways of riding fast and safe. You have to make your brain notice all the bad things that can happen on that road and gauge each corner as you go.

    For example: Van in front of you is a BAD thing you should not ride its tail.
    Spits of oil on the road BAD BAD if the truck or car that was spilling stoped the spits will be puddles of oil. etc etc etc.

    You scan for this and if your result is Litle Risk of unexpected event then get loose and slide that bike trough the corner.

    Using mental power and awarness can go a long way in any activity. When you start riding they tell you to use your brain not your instinct.

    Once you use your brain and learn you hardwire that info in you. So you will change gears without thinking to much about it you just order it from the body.

    You think you are done when you have it mastered. And then you just enjoy the ride. Big misstake buddy You need to keep thinking about it. Try to find ways of staying safe.

    Its just a fact. Experienced riders with 20+ years of hard riding are less likely to crash. Well let me tell you that you can create artificial experience if your mind is powerfull enough.

    Experience tells a old banger that cornering behind a VAN is prolly not a good idea.( No windows to see trough, way over your head so you cant see above it)

    I dont need experience to tell me that when I am in my ZONE

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    sounds like something out of "zen and the art of motorcycle maintainence" lol

    grasshopper...

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    anyway....

    Can someone tell me if 00 RSV's blow hot air from underneath the seat? Thanks

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    Probably not as much as you pal!

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    so you have the power of mind to know that a vehicle has dumped diesel just around the corner your going round at a very reasonable speed even if it happened 10 minutes ago . i dont think so unless you ride very slowly

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    Wherever Ciobulus lives I want to live there too,the drugs must be soooooo good!!!

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    Hot air - I'm no help, I have high level exhausts exiting above the number plate and I also have no pleasure area, I've been married 17 years and her tolerance to alcohol is too expensive nowadays....

    power of mind.... all you're talking about is experience and using that experience to go fast when appropriate. However, if you are so confident of your abilities that you can ride in shorts and a t-shirt you are over confident or your riding style is wasted on an RSV.
    I learnt the hard way about falling off in my youth, but one accident on my Suzuki GT250X7 my sleeve on my leather slid up my arm while sliding up the road doing 50mph - you do not want gravel rash like that . However on a more positive note I did overtake the 250LC round the local one way before my accident. ( any kids reading ask a wrinkly about X7's and LC's )

    Only posers ride in shorts and t-shirts - you can waffle as much as you want - and the sun does shine here as well, especially in Costa del Kent, the riviera of England.

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    phil 67, i feel your pain, im not married but having kids put a real dampener on the pleasure area!
    ciobulus, its not quite as hot here in sunny essex, but yes on very warm days your nackers will get very hot. the rear of the engine is right under your gooch, i cant see that there is really anything you can do about it, i dont imagine that wrapping the exhaust will make any noticeable difference.
    my advice? get off when your meat and veg overheats and enjoy 10 minutes 'cool down' in what sounds like a very nice part of the world to live in. soak up the sights and enjoy the weather. believe me, after the great british summer of 3 weeks has passed there aint many on here who wouldnt swap climates with you, take the time to enjoy. just for gods sake be safe, however prepared you think you are, there are always other idiots on the roads that you really cant do anything about. and you really dont want some hot paramedic woman cutting you out of your shorts if youve got sweaty bollocks from your exhaust. im no expert but im sure musty kecks are a turn off for the birds!

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