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Just curious.

I had put fresh Motul 104092 Synthetic oil (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKCY9RK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) into the bike a few weeks ago and also replaced the oil filter. I've been riding around lately and after about an hour on the road I've noticed that the engine covers on both sides of the bike are VERY hot to the touch. I know engine covers get pretty warm but I don't remember if they ever got that hot on my other bike (Vulcan S) that they could potentially cause burns.

Is it common for these single-cylinder engines to boil that much?
 

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Yes engine covers get hot on all bikes that I know of, more so on a single cylinder aircooled bike that is driven with the throttle wide open all the time.

Unless your bogging down or getting into limp mode I don't think its a concern.
 

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Yes engine covers get hot on all bikes that I know of, more so on a single cylinder aircooled bike that is driven with the throttle wide open all the time.

Unless your bogging down or getting into limp mode I don't think its a concern.
Yeah fair enough. No issues yet I was just concerned with how hot these little things get. I live in Texas so it's going to get worse.
 
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