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:
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?