RG3 extreme heat - MVAgusta.net
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4
RG3 extreme heat

Lee, I installed the RG3's I got from you and took them on their first trip today. The heat from these seems to be extreme. Underseat frame was untouchable. Did the Tam come with more heat sheild? It would make sense to me that with my aftermarket midpipe and the more free flowing RG3's there would be lower EGT's. Anyone have any advice?
gymbound is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 07:37 PM
Senior Member
 
The_castle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 7,346
Send a message via Skype™ to The_castle
The Tamburini comes with a carbon under tray. It has no other heat insulation between the RG3s and the subframe.
The_castle is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 07:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Hollywood CA
Posts: 516
My Tam was hot as hell with the RG3's & Ti Mid Pipe...cooked my ass often, but I loved it. I have since added the Bodis and where it's not as hot due to the real open nature of the pipes, now my tail lights are heat scorched and discolored...that's the life of a high performance sportsbike.
DB Graves is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 09:16 PM
lee
Senior Member
 
lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: As far away from mankind as I can get
Posts: 5,076
As Dave said my bike has an under frame heat shield. I don't rememeber there being a case of extreme heat from the RG3's. Not that I noticed anyway. But then I didn't feel around in there to see. I can tell you this though. The stock silencers got hot enough to melt little spots of black on them where they contacted the heat shield. Don't know what else to tell you.

I got mine. Boy do I ever got mine.
lee is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4
"feeling around under there" is not a habit of mine either. I installed an integrated tail light kit today and had to run wires and conduit under the seat. I ran it along beside the wiring for the brake light. When I got off I could smell hot wire. This is what caused me to "feel around under there". Got to figure out a way to keep the heat out of there as much as possible.
gymbound is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 03:23 AM
New Member
 
Giuliano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Imola Italy
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by gymbound View Post
Lee, I installed the RG3's I got from you and took them on their first trip today. The heat from these seems to be extreme. Underseat frame was untouchable. Did the Tam come with more heat sheild? It would make sense to me that with my aftermarket midpipe and the more free flowing RG3's there would be lower EGT's. Anyone have any advice?
When you changed the mid pipe and fitted the RG3's did you change the Eprom too?
Giuliano is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giuliano View Post
When you changed the mid pipe and fitted the RG3's did you change the Eprom too?
Eprom is on the way. Will be here next week. Do you think running a little lean would make that much difference in the heat?
gymbound is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 08:19 AM
lee
Senior Member
 
lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: As far away from mankind as I can get
Posts: 5,076
First I wish to clarify that my "feel around in there" comment was NOT meant as sarcasm. I just never did.

Yes, if the engine is running lean it will generate a higher egt which in turn will cause the entire exhaust, including the silencers, to run hotter. Running too rich will also cause a hotter egt as there is now raw flame going through the pipes. There's a "sweet spot" between the two.

If you have access to one of those infrared temp gauges get some flat black "HI Temp" exhaust paint and paint little swatches on the pipes in different places. With the bike RUNNING and full hot take the pipe temp at the black spots. It won't give you egt but is a good way to get a relative picture of temps between cyls and at different points along the pipe. It will clean off with laquer (sic) thinner when you're done.

I got mine. Boy do I ever got mine.
lee is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome