Crotch Cooler

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  1. doublej

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    Hi Folks,

    I just installed a set of Crotch Coolers on the Vintage today. Took a short ride and gotta say; they work! Should be a 500 mile or so weekend so I'll report in next week with an update.

    If you're interested you can get more info at Captain Itch - Quality Motorcycle Leather Goods Also, these folks were great to deal with and had my order shipped out the day after I ordered them. Ride Safe- JJ
     

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    I was gifted a Crotch Cooler and really like it. I have done some serious traffic time in Atlanta and around Nashville since installing mine and have to say I wouldn't straddle this heater without it.
    The Stage2 cams, the fuel controller and the recall flash all did little to cool down my Chieftain. Capt. Itch is definitely a good option if you spend much time jammin' in trafffic.
    I think my next upgrade will be FP True Dual headers but until then, Captn Itch is my co-pilot.
     
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    I have several of his products and he is as good they get in my book. Not only in the quality but also in customer service.
     
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    I've been Itching to do that myself. :D Get it? That was for you old guys like me. :eek: Anyway I have the leather and the chrome studs so I should just make myself a set. Unfortunately I'm backing myself into a hole with projects so it's just another thing to put on my list. o_O
     
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    I've had the crotch cooler since day and it works well and the folks there are great.

    I t is still on the bike and will stay there but note that if you are in rush hour traffic you will still feel the heat

    My plan to address the heat is remove the cat, also heard from a friend who had the FP Duals that there was a drop in low end torque mostly due to lack of cross over pipe to work on exhaust scavenging. He is planning to take them off
     
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    I'll be using the DH for cruising around and not for primary touring like my Chieftain. It takes all of 10 min to go from one end of town to the other where I live. May 12 if it's rush hour. My Chieftain still has the cat in and not sure what I'm doing there.

    The DH is having true duals put on and there will be some low end TQ loss which is no big deal to me because I'm use to my HD's having less TQ. Later I'll correct the TQ issue by installing some TQ cams probably from Andrews.
     
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    I'm actually toying with going the other way.....I have not seen a TS 111 with a 2-1. Have ya'lls??? - JJ
     
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    :cool:
     
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    I saw on FB a homemade 2-1. Dude capped off the crossover and removed it and the left side. Didn't hear it, though.

    I asked D&D about a Fat Cat 2-1 and they said it's not happening.
     
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    Yes I have and I believe it's Frank Drago that is making one. It will probably be spendy and loud. :eek:
     
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    No, but I am seriously considering something like that. :)
     
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    Here is a set of Dirty Birds covered with insulating wrap. I would think the exhaust wouldn't be too good for the saddlebag. I have seen a few versions of this type of pipes.

    Note, this Vintage is number 58 of the first 1901 TS111 bikes built for the inaugural 2014 model year,,...(Yeah I know....I thought the same thing).

    DB Pipes on Vintage 2.jpg
     
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    First they're made by DB and second no f'n way. :eek:
     
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    Yeah, no thanks...there is some crazy shit being made right now....I saw a custom RG (big wheel and all) with a 2-1 that pointed FORWARD. o_O I totally do not get that, but uhm whatever I guess....- JJ
     
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    I am forty years past being even remotely interested in that type of stuff... Actually I never was interested. I guess I just don't get it. I respect custom builders but the radical stuff never has been something I care for.
     
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    That is truly a statement that bears witness on my part.
     
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    I have had some concern and am watching that closely....difficult to do when driving 70 mph. I have adjusted it by pulling it side to side. I'm not sure it really touches the tank, based on the way it is cut....keeping an eye peeled for any marring - JJ
     

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