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    Default Handle bars get hot

    I have a 2017 RT, had a 2011 before. It seems like the 17 handle bars and key get awful hot. Theyíre black, and the 11 had grey handle bars. At forest I thought I had the grip heater on by mistake. Has anyone else noticed this ? Itís been hot out, but Iíve rode the 11 in hot weather, and never noticed it. Like I said, the key even seems very hot. Thanks

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    Default Handle Bars get Hot

    On the 2017 Be careful because, where u would normally put on the parking brake are the grip heaters. Doing the 3 Wheel class I turned them on thinking I was applying the parking brake. The parking brake on 2017 is located on the left handle bar. I have a 2013 ST with the parking brake switch just in front (close to the rider) and below the handle bars. Check to make sure u have not turned them on.

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    I did that myself a time or two and turned on the grip heaters during summer. Those things get hot

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    Are we talking about the grips; or the bars?
    The autonomic functions continue; but there is no mind!

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    I have a 2017 RT-S and the parking brake switch is the left most switch in the bank of switches and even if you hit the wrong switch when you turn the ignition off it beeps at you. The black bars do seem to get hotter that the the silver ones did on my 2012 RT-S but I assumed that was normal because of the color, and I still think so.
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    It is normal...
    But the silver bars also had the tendency to reflect a lot of light onto the Information screen: making it difficult to read...
    The autonomic functions continue; but there is no mind!

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    Ya, I was referring to the bars itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marr View Post
    Has anyone else noticed this ?
    Yes. Almost every time I ride.
    I live in Florida.
    Anything that is flat black and exposed to the sun will get HOT.....rapidly.

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    That's "Norbal"...
    Solution: either wear gloves, or don't touch the hot parts!
    The autonomic functions continue; but there is no mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    That's "Norbal"...
    Solution: either wear gloves, or don't touch the hot parts!
    Or just ride at nite. Problem solved.

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    Default Hot Bars

    Here in Phoenix, I also notice the bars and key area get hotter that the other metal parts on the tryke.

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    Here is what I'm thinking of doing, Take an old T-shirt and sew the cuffs of the sleeves together cut the shirt down the front (hem it or not) then hook the sleeves on the hand grips and bring the body of the shirt forward over the dash area and find a way to hold it down.
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