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Heat behind windshield from oil cooler

Does anyone notice this. Itís hot outside now so I notice it while riding. I have only had the bike for a few months. I noticed the vent hole in the faring up front that directs air near or below the handlebar clamps. What is the function of that vent? I wondered if it was blocked off if I would feel less heat.

I feel the same heat in my oil head 2009 1200gs too as the oil cooler is mounted the same place.

Was curious if anyone else has noticed this?
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It's the 2004 R1100s ?
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My roundabout answer to your question for one of the reasons you mention I never ride my S June/July/August the bike hates warm weather with a passion must be 15 years at least the last time I used it mid summer.
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Yes I have noticed it... when Crossing Oklahoma in years past going to TOR in July in 100+ temps... no escaping the heat. More noticeable at 40-45 mph. once you get past 80 it seems to go away.
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It's the 2004 R1100s ?

Yes a 2004 R1100S

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Yes I have noticed it... when Crossing Oklahoma in years past going to TOR in July in 100+ temps... no escaping the heat. More noticeable at 40-45 mph. once you get past 80 it seems to go away.

Yes I feel it most around town
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I'm not sure if there is a vent .
Is it the headlight bulb access ?
Can you provide a picture ?
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The oil cooler is directly below the headlight. You will feel heat coming off it..
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Has it been hotter than normal where you live? Where do you live? Seems like it's over 100 f. everywhere right now, which probably doesn't help.
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It's so friggin hot here you couldn't feel it anyway. You're riding through heat wave after heat wave.
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I'm not sure if there is a vent .
Is it the headlight bulb access ?
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Here it is, vents out behind oil cooler.
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Here it is, vents out behind oil cooler.

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Does not. That vent is above and to left of the oil cooler. (if you were sitting on the bike).
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Does not. That vent is above and to left of the oil cooler. (if you were sitting on the bike).
True. I meant generally behind the cooler. What is the vent for? Equalization of air pressure behind the shield?
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Air intake. When it's this hot all my bikes radiate massive heat, just in different places.
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Air intake. When it's this hot all my bikes radiate massive heat, just in different places.
Yep, that intake should be directed right to the air filter via an intake tube....I've taken it off three times this year for different maintenance.....

I've also noticed the heat when I duck below the windshield, the oil cooler is doing what it's meant to do....
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Yep, that intake should be directed right to the air filter via an intake tube....I've taken it off three times this year for different maintenance.....

I've also noticed the heat when I duck below the windshield, the oil cooler is doing what it's meant to do....
Nope, the air filter intake is a separate tube just under this opening. I suspect that the goal of this opening is to circulate fresh air in the cockpit and electronics of the bike so as to avoid cooking the wires with the oil cooler heat.
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