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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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And yet another person thinking Eluder!!

I haven't taken the time to read thru it yet but it looks like some bike lovers over on the Indian Motorcycle forums are thinking about taking the plunge too. Looks like the thread started last Saturday and is heading for 7 pages of comments... Things are looking up for the SVTC/Eluder!!

Take a peek! https://www.indianmotorcycles.net/th...eluder.299990/
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Pretty spot on discussion about the SVTC and Eluder....some funny, positive and negative points made there.
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Pretty spot on discussion about the SVTC and Eluder....some funny, positive and negative points made there.
LOL,, finally getting a chance to read thru it all and have to agree with you.. Seems to be a fair amount of real life experience about how hot the Eluder runs. Did you happen to notice the post about the guy who's leg got burnt? That one brought a though, not a fun journey he had. Here is a copy/paste of his story posted in that thread:

MILWDAVE SAID: ↑
There is a Facebook group: Yamaha Star Venture Transcontinental Touring and Star Eluder
Here you go Dave, this is a different FB page but this is an "open" Facebook SVTC/Eluder group, it is: Yamaha Star Venture & Star Eluder. For kicks, I went ahead joined their group even though I did not have to. Scrolling down to the September posts on that page I found the story about the guy whose Eluder burned his leg bad enough that he had to seek Medical help. I will attach his story below. I also noticed that the factory rider/SVTC promoter "Long Haul Paul" (aka Paul Pellam) was one who responded to this person and suggested that the rider who was burned do as he (Long Haul) does to protect his legs when riding his SVTC, that would be to wear a pair of heat protectant Gortex riding pants to keep this from happening LOL.
This probably all sounds nutzy but here is the article from Facebook:
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Patrick Flanagan
September 18
Hello and thanks for the add! I joined in hopes that someone might be able to offer advice. I bought my Eluder and did a cross country trip of about 3500 miles from Texas to Virginia, then down to the Carolinas and back. About a day and a half into the beginning of my trip, the back of my leg was itching then turned into searing pain. I stopped and went into a rest stop to find out that the heat coming out of the engine compartment had burned my leg so bad i had to go to the doctors and get it treated. I couldn't just turn around and go home so I continued on my trip and kept it wrapped for the rest of the trip.

Has anyone else been burned buy their Eluder? Yamaha's answer was to install wind deflectors to try to circulate the air but that doesn't help.

I'm so disappointed that I cannot ride this bike in the Texas heat for more than an hour without it frying my leg every time.

What can I do when Yamaha wont admit there's an issue?
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that looks like a wrist, not a leg

how do you burn your leg thru your pants?!

how do you get a 2nd degree burn and think its an itch?

This sounds like a fake post. That the problem with jumping into a conversation on another forum - we dont know any of those characters.

When I started riding on 1970's Hondas every rider I knew had a football shaped burn on an arm or leg from touching an exposed hot exhaust pipe. Exhaust pipes are shielded now, they werent back then.
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that looks like a wrist, not a leg

how do you burn your leg thru your pants?!

how do you get a 2nd degree burn and think its an itch?

This sounds like a fake post. That the problem with jumping into a conversation on another forum - we dont know any of those characters.

When I started riding on 1970's Hondas every rider I knew had a football shaped burn on an arm or leg from touching an exposed hot exhaust pipe. Exhaust pipes are shielded now, they werent back then.
Good point KCW!

Says it's originally from a Face Book group called "Yamaha Star Venture & Star Eluder". I am not a Face Booker person and no idea if that group even exists, should not be to hard to find out. Clicking on the picture and looking real close it does look like the backside of the guys left thigh.
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I kinda see that now. SVTC riders here have logged thousands of miles and no burns.

Was the guy wearing shorts?

stung by a bee?

have shingles?...

a sample of one is not significant
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I kinda see that now. SVTC riders here have logged thousands of miles and no burns.

Was the guy wearing shorts?

stung by a bee?

have shingles?...

a sample of one is not significant
Something doesn’t seem right about that guy’s post. It gets 100 in the summer here too and I’ve logged over 15k miles in my SVTC with no such issue. Like you said... many others here have logged thousands of miles with no issue either.
Let’s not forget Long Haul Paul who has already logged 35k + miles on his SVTC in the last 5 months since owning it!
Something smells “fishy”.
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Something smells “fishy”.
Sorry, not to highjack the thread but I saw this the other day and was waiting for a good time to post.

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Something doesn’t seem right about that guy’s post. It gets 100 in the summer here too and I’ve logged over 15k miles in my SVTC with no such issue. Like you said... many others here have logged thousands of miles with no issue either.
Let’s not forget Long Haul Paul who has already logged 35k + miles on his SVTC in the last 5 months since owning it!
Something smells “fishy”.
Rereading that post here, I really do have to agree with the fish smell Sir. You mentioning Long Haul Paul, I now see the comment being made that Long Haul Paul is a "factory rider" there, this definitely points me in the direction of smelling that fish. It's not like Paul is riding a bike provided by the factory or connected to Yamaha or owing them anything in any way - it is a known fact that Paul rides what he rides by personal choice and his story is AMAZING!! I also can't imagine him advising anyone of the need to wear some special Gortex riding pants to protect their legs from getting burned like mentioned. That doesn't sound like Mr. Long Haul at all. He has ALWAYS called a spade a spade and if there were heat problems (or any other issues for that matter) with a bike he purchased/owns/rides he has always been the first to give good honest, transparent, unbiased advice!
Thinking it might be time to do some Face Book investigating to see if this "Yamaha Star Venture & Star Eluder" group even exists. The post was dated so it should be easy to find out/prove just how rotten the perverbial fish is here if that group even does exist
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before this thread gets too far should point out its against one of the few rules here to post links that take readers to other motorcycle forums

the intent is to keep readers from being siphoned away by similar websites

that is not the intent of this thread (clearly) but there are other considerations as well, not starting a flame war between readers on different forums for example

Its great that riders on the Indian forum are looking at the Eluder. Maybe we should let this go before it gets sucked into something negative. If riders on the Indian Forum are looking at the Eluder and SVTC, they will find there way over her rather quickly if they google the new bikes.
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