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Is anyone else experiencing heat from contact with the engine on their lower right leg (calf area)?

I'm wondering how worried I should be and if there are any accessories available to help avoid getting burned.
 

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Usually I hold my foot half off peg, it seems to help me, for longer rides I wear chaps, I dont notice any discomfort when wearing them wether touching or not.

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Are you guys referring to Rebel 300s or 500s.

I am in North Texas where summers are as hot as the hinges of **** and I have never noticed any heat on my legs from my 500.

Kenny G
 

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Are you guys referring to Rebel 300s or 500s.



I am in North Texas where summers are as hot as the hinges of **** and I have never noticed any heat on my legs from my 500.



Kenny G
I ride a 500. Generally don't notice heat unless I am riding for long periods. 40°C is the warmest I have ridden in.

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Are you guys referring to Rebel 300s or 500s.

I am in North Texas where summers are as hot as the hinges of **** and I have never noticed any heat on my legs from my 500.

Kenny G

I was referring to the 500.


It is commonly 100 degrees Fahrenheit here in North Texas during the summer.

Kenny G

I meant the heat from the engine, not the heat from the sun. :)


Are you wearing boots?

Yes. But the contact is between my jeans on the inside of the leg and the side of the engine casing, well above the boot.
 

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I never get on a motorbike with out leather lace up boots that are well past the ankle, equivalent to paratrooper boots in height and weight

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Boots and pants always, I see too many out there in shorts and flip flops. I've never felt any heat on my leg from my 500.
 

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Is the water coolant level correct?
The clutch protrudes and forces your foor almost off the peg on this bike (some design!). I am surprised your leg gets anywhere near the engine block.
 

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It must be relative to the rider, sitting naturally on my 500 the clutch housing is at least an inch or more from my leg. I've never saw a problem with it at all.
It is not a problem to me either. I find the overall width of the engine is similar to my other parallel twin.And FWIW, overall the engine block stands out about 6cm (2 1/2ins.) more on the right side than the left. The cylinder block is not fitted centrally either ( it is to the right). Just my pen'orth.
 

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I don't notice much heat... probably because I ride in 106F -114F weather a lot. Phoenix AZ. When I go for longer rides at times I notice the heat from the engine when the wind shifts. But it doesn't bother me.
 

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Rebel 500.
Long pants and tennis shoes, no socks.
80º+.
2 1/2 hours on the bike today, no heat noticed.
Almost all my riding today was at 50-70mph, that may have something to do with it. There is a plastic cover over the clutch housing that should never get terribly hot. I DID notice today ( my first long ride ) that if I move my right foot very slightly forward on the peg, the clutch housing doesn't touch my leg at all.
 
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