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Thinking about a Cafe Racer..., some help please?

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  1. emipelaez17

    emipelaez17 New Member

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    Thinking about getting the Café Racer; can anyone help me out and tell me if it "heats up" or has the same issue the Monster 696 had with respect to the feeling like it was baking your privates? Really love the look of this bike, but wondering if I'm going to have the same issue vs getting a liquid cooled bike. Thanks.
     
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    I'd say it gets pretty hot. (I have an Icon but can't imagine much difference?) It doesn't bother me but I won't be riding in shorts (like people do that right...)
     
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    FT used to pretty warm a good reason to go fast
     
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    You can change the fuel map to run cooler. I've found it a bit warm when stuck in traffic, but otherwise fine. The climate here in Norway is fairly cool anyway. Of course you can also just shut it off for a minute if you are stationary.
     
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    All air cooled Ducatis are the basically your sitting on top of the rear cylinder i put self adhesive silver foil tape on the seat base it helped
     
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    It's only a problem if you're regularly stuck in city traffic.
     
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    As a matter of fact (and I didn't expect this) the Scrambler is less hot than my DR650SE...
     
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    So this is the disadvantage over the xsr?
     
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    Ugh; I love this bike but I remember how hot my 696 got when stuck in traffic. I'm probably still going to get it, but so disappointed about that issue. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    Thanks Black Dog; any pics to show what you did? Maybe I can figure out a way to put some insulation or a cooler in there somewhere. Lol
     
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    Unfortunately for me Damnation, I do get stuck regularly in traffic on the way home. Sucks for sure.
     
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    Hey EvilSteve, I'm a fairly new rider, going on 3 years now, so I'm not familiar with this "fuel map" option; can you help me out and describe in greater detail? Thanks again.
     
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