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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-13-2015, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Extreme tank heat

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Not sure if this has come up before but I have a real issue with heat coming up through the tank on a long ride of my 2000 F4S.I live in the NT of AUS and its about 33 degrees c most days.Went for about a 2 hour ride and by the time I got home I couldn't put the inside of my thighs against the tank and they were red and burning by the time I got home,The bike wasn't running hot and no other issues showed themselves,I have experienced this before and am wondering If I am missing some heat shielding somewhere or is it a case of harden up and get off the seat which wouldn't be a problem if we had a few more corners.The tank feels like its close to boiling and is a bit of a worry.

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Interesting one this one, even more so as I also have the 2000 F4S.
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Are you or have you had the same issues or is it too cold over there ?
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Jezza, there's no heat shield protection under the tank, things get pretty hot under there and you'd probably not want to wear shorts on a long ride. You can take the tank of and apply some gold or silver heat shield to help keep the temps down.

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Thanks Donsy
I was doin a bit of low speed riding trying to get out of the city but once its hot it stays hot,
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Hey Mate
Are you or have you had the same issues or is it too cold over there ?
The hottest day I have ridden in the UK was at 29C. Never had a hot tank before, not even when she went over a 100C in the city before the manual fan switch was fitted.
When your inside thighs got red and sore were you wearing full leathers or shorts? I have never ridden without wearing full kit. But if my tank was as hot as you say, then I would still have felt it through my leathers, even if it was just the discomfort. You hav'n't been using some odd fuel? The fuel I use has no ethanol in it. Silly question probably(so don't take the piss please), but do you have any fuel leaks? Could any fuel from a leak cause any heating of the tank through the fuel landing on any hot components? I would presume you would smell it if you did? I am also presuming it is possible to have a leak without it causing a fire?

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I've experienced localized fuel boiling inside my tank after I'd finished riding on a very hot day, but only once. The tank itself wasn't hot enough to feel through my jeans, and I run tank pads on the sides.
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No leathers ,never ever ever ever shorts and always Kevlar jeans,no fuel leaks or special fuel ,from the sounds of it I am dealing with good old territory heat,will take your advice Donsy and see if I can get some heat shielding from supercheap or repco for the underside of the tank.

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I experience about the same every summer in Florida. Get caught at a few stop lights and fuel is boiling when I get home. The only solution I've found is to get out early and try to make it back home before it gets too hot outside.

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