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09 Voyager Heat Question

05-06-2012, 10:52 PM
Just picked up an 09 voyager, and was wondering if putting new pipes and a PCV on it would cool it down some. I added a PCIII to my 1500 classic to clear some low rpm engine knock and definitely think it cooled the engine a little with the richer mix.

I was stuck in traffic on a cool 65-70 degree cloudy day near the ocean and I was actually sweating, the temp gauge was around 80%. Once I started moving again the heat issue was gone. I am going to talk to the local dealership, bought the bike ~250 miles away, to see if I can get them to do the heat mods if I don't get new pipes

05-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Do you know if the newer shielding was done to the exhaust? I've heard of some people wrapping the exhaust to get rid of some of the heat.

05-08-2012, 12:35 AM
Yea unfortunatly that seems to be a more than common complaint about the Voyagers. I talked to a fellow a couple months back and he said it was so bad his wife didnt hardly ride with him.