G oog le BadWeB | Login/out | Topics | Search | Custodians | Register | Edit Profile

Buell Forum » Big, Bad & Dirty (Buell XB12X Ulysses Adventure Board) » 07 Ulysses heat management « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Bfallon
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have the rider comfort kit on my 07 Uly.
It has always run warm, but no warmer than other air-cooled engines I've had.
Question: Do those cooling fans that can be bolted on work?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Hughlysses
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There isn't a bolt-on cooling fan intended for Buell XB's. There were some add-on fans for the tube frame models.

The biggest improvement I made on mine was to remove the seat and airbox cover and seal off the opening in the top of the frame to the right of the rear rocker cover. When riding at speed before the fan kicks on, the rider comfort kit actually makes more hot air blow out here due to the right side scoop. This scalding hot air blows out of the gap between the seat and the frame on the right side against your inner right thigh. It also heats the whole seat up.

By sealing this opening off- I used aluminum adhesive backed HVAC tape (NOT duct tape)- you force the hot air to go out the under seat shroud whether the fan has kicked on or not.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Smorris
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 01:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

aside from the comfort kit there are also fillers panels that can be purchased that fill the gap between the seat and frame on both sides where it blows out into your inner thigh.

i've not installed mine because i worried about roasting the ecm.

has anyone installed these little panels?

Are they a good idea?

Do they harm the bike but save the leg?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Smorris
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I,m going to try Hugh's suggestion
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Etennuly
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 03:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Those little heat deflectors were a stop gap leg protector from some of the heat. The main flow is around the spring in the fender gap.

Most of us ride with gear on all of the time. Those of us wearing double mesh riding pants were not feeling the heat like those wearing jeans.

One very hot summer day I had on cotton shorts. The post office was two miles so I figured what the hell, I will try it. It was.so incredibly hot it burned my leg and I had to ride back standing up.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Griffmeister
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 08:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The comfort kit included a cover for the rear shock which kind of negated the need for those deflectors. Most of the heat then comes out the gap between the seat and frame at the very front. If dealer installed, the comfort kit also included a flash for the ECM that turned the fan on over 15mph so that at speed the stock fan would always be trying to pull the hot air out the rear. Not 100% effective, Iíve also put the furnace tape over the opening for the rear head and that helped a lot.

A side note on the comfort kit, the clamp on shield for the header apparently doesnít last forever, mine broke up into many pieces and fell off. Oh well.
« Previous Next »

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Bold text Italics Underline Create a hyperlink Insert a clipart image

Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and custodians may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Post as "Anonymous" (Valid reason required. Abusers will be exposed. If unsure, ask.)
Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Topics | Last Day | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Rules | Program Credits Administration