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Excessive Heat?

In July I finished a 4600 mile trip to Nova Scotia, got home, sold my Concours and bought a 2018 FJR. I am extremely happy with the purchase. My only issue with the FJR is that I'm feeling a lot more (excessive?) heat on my feet and ankles. Is it just me or has anyone else experienced this?

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In the summer at a stop they do put out a bit of heat. Especially when the fan turns on.

When moving, not an issue.

It's 140 or so horse power. 1300 cc. Heat gotta go somewhere.
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ON Gen3 fairings, they created an opening down low... feet are warmer than Gen2...
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I have a 2013 FJR (first year of Series III). I live in north Texas where summer temps run around 100F (38C). I haven't seen what you would call "excessive heat" from the bike.
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I think it depends on what youíre used to. I donít find heat from the bike bad at all, and I ride in the mid to upper 90ís a lot. I remember the first warm day on my 2014 (bought it in the winter). I got a puff of 1298ccís in traffic and realized that thatís a lot of engine to be sitting over in traffic.
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I wouldn't call the heat excessive either, but on my Gen3, my feet are indeed warmer, especially when feet are up on the pegs on the balls of my feet. Nice in the cool weather, not so much on real hot days. Certainly stop and go traffic lets the heat build up in the fairings until you get moving...... all good. There are other bikes that are way worse...

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Interestingly, this summer I've started thinking that the heat rolling off of the engine on my 2008 is more than it has been. Or I'm noticing it more. I've never thought it was a cool bike (heatwise), but this summer seems to be worse, subjectively speaking. I notice it at speed as well as when stopped.
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I think it depends on what youíre used to. I donít find heat from the bike bad at all, and I ride in the mid to upper 90ís a lot. I remember the first warm day on my 2014 (bought it in the winter). I got a puff of 1298ccís in traffic and realized that thatís a lot of engine to be sitting over in traffic.
I agree that what you are used to puts it into perspective. Of my three bikes, on a scale of one to ten with ten being the hottest, the Ducati is an eleven, the Superduke an eight, and the FJR a one.
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In July I finished a 4600 mile trip to Nova Scotia, got home, sold my Concours and bought a 2018 FJR. I am extremely happy with the purchase. My only issue with the FJR is that I'm feeling a lot more (excessive?) heat on my feet and ankles. Is it just me or has anyone else experienced this?

Watch your temp gauge. I suspect you'll find the FJR is in operating temp range. It has to move that heat somewhere and that's through the radiator and out. Wear riding gear (synthetic or leather) including pants and boots and you won't notice.
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Watch your temp gauge. I suspect you'll find the FJR is in operating temp range. It has to move that heat somewhere and that's through the radiator and out. Wear riding gear (synthetic or leather) including pants and boots and you won't notice.
Amen to the gear brother B !!! I'll just slip on my jacket, gloves & boots and wear my jeans when I run out for lunch at work.
Can feel the difference between wearing the jeans versus my "ridin' britches".
On the commute to and from work, wearing the gear, the lower heat is a no issue, even in traffic.
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