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#1 pearl rider

 
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Posted 4 days ago

Many of you know Ruthie and I had a mishap with a deer last week. Well insurance totaled the bike so now we are in serch of another one. My question is on the newer body style 12 and up are they cooler, hotter or about the same as far as heat from the engine. Test rode a 12 and noticed the vents about you knee caps are not there on the newer style. We were riding an 08 so anything y'all can help with we would appreciate

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Posted 3 days ago

No difference really. Those vents didn't do anything anyway, they are supposed to be heat vents. 



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Posted 3 days ago

Thanks Dave. I know when they were open by accident in the summer I could tell but really couldn't feel the warm in the winter

I guess the looks and new lines or design is what made me think it might be a little bit cooler in the hot weather

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Posted Today, 10:56 AM

 '12 has toe warmers, heated seats and grips and not sure if your 08 did.  OEM windshield has vent plus i have windwings i can open. Mirror wings are a must for passenger buffeting.  I like the air from wind wing by my knee open and puts air on my mid section.  I don't like the crap coming through the windshield vent hitting me right in the eyes or bees on my lap. The vent is just in a bad placement for me and most people love the vent and wouldn't do without it.

 The fairing is supposed to be a little wider than older models and seems to be.  I didn't measure.  

 

  More luggage capacity is a benefit.  Stumble and decel wobble are not a benefit.  USB in the trunk is nice along with AUX input in left box if installed and large center glovebox is great for me. 



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Posted Today, 03:26 PM

Tell me more about the stumble and wobble. I am going to look at a 12 early Saturday morning so anything in particular I need to look cor




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