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I was afraid of this. On one of my very early rides in January, we had a fairly warm day. I think it was in the mid 70's. It began to get a little uncomfortable on my right cheek from the heat from the oil tank. Well, it is 85 here today, and a little short ride with the wife confirmed my fear that we need some insulation between the oil tank and seat. This should be fun to work out. :)
 

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Mid 80's in Atlanta today. Could not feel any oil tank heat. Using Mobile One and I think it runs cooler. Engine heat yes, oil tank no. Cold beer will fix most problems. If it won't the problem may require liquor. Really bad problems go away with ice cold Petrone. Of course you need a beer back (chaser). :D Later,
 

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I ride 6 miles each way in combination stop & go, and easy crawl (20-30 mph). Plenty of time and condition for heat build up. Engine heat on right leg, yes. I chalked it up to being H-D, If I was expecting a two wheeled Miata, I'd have looked at Goldwings.
 

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well...

I have felt the heat off the right side, just figured it was the pipes. I have removed my heat shields. I actually burned a hole in my jeans inside my right knee [:)]...so I cut the top rear heat shield in half, painted it black, and put it back on....I have some pic's but can't post 'em till tomorrow....
 

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Just cant see that heat coming from the oil tank, like magoo says its far more likely to be coming from the exhaust, especially if your passenger is feeling it.
 
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no way it's the oil tank...it's most likely coming from the exhaust and the rear cylinder itself...

it's an air and oilcooled engine man :)
 

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no way it's the oil tank...it's most likely coming from the exhaust and the rear cylinder itself...

it's an air and oilcooled engine man :)
Hmmm, now you all have me thinking? Maybe it's my candy ass. In which case, I'd better watch it before it melts off. BTW Billy, if beer and liquor would solve the problem, there wouldn't be a problem. :)
 

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"Candy Ass" beemerjim, you got the right sense of humor for this bunch. Once you localize the heat source I' sure you can get some relief with a clever heat shield.
 

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