View Full Version : Hot Hot Heat

06-24-2009, 04:59 PM
Hey, I have an XB12R and am thinking of getting a 1125R in hopes that it can handle the heat better. Has ridden, or even better owned both that could tell me if the liquid cooling actually works properly? Thanks a ton.

06-24-2009, 05:23 PM
The 1125R does get a little hot, but not nearly as hot as the XB. Why don't you try basic heat shielding on your XB first?

06-24-2009, 05:29 PM
Wrapping the exhaust?

06-24-2009, 05:33 PM
ceramic coated header, special ops heat blanket(or home made like I did) and right side scoop.

06-24-2009, 05:52 PM
But that will all run the better half of $1,000. and from what I havve heard they help, but not a ton.

06-24-2009, 06:13 PM
$160 for the header, $35 for the blanket, I'm not sure how much the scoop is. Maybe $300 max. Total $500.

But if you want an 1125R then go test ride it! It's scary fast! If you have the cash then go for it!

Oh, and after I got mine tuned, it ran cooler because it's not running as lean.

06-24-2009, 06:29 PM
Well I'm having a weird issue with mine as well. And special ops aren't returning my calls [confused]

06-24-2009, 06:30 PM
It is the begining of summer. Maybe they're on vacation

06-24-2009, 06:36 PM

06-24-2009, 09:54 PM
Dave thanks for the tips and specs. So has anyone owned both and noticed a difference in the heat? After all, this thread is really only revilement if the 1125 really does scorch the crotch less.

06-25-2009, 01:01 AM
I did notice a difference after wrapping my header but to do it right you need to remove the whole thing so you can wrap it all the way to the O2 sensor port. A pain but worth it.

06-25-2009, 03:34 AM
Someone on here had been riding a loaner 1125R for quite a while, coming off of an XB12R that was in the shop being worked on. Can't remember who it was right off hand, but they would have some real world input.

06-25-2009, 04:05 AM
i had an xb12 before i got my 1125R...there is a considerable difference that i can feel in the seat area. but you still get some noticeable heat on your right leg on a hot day in traffic but its bearable

06-25-2009, 06:17 AM
Had an XB12 last year and picked up an 1125 last week. Been in the 80's here and it throws off a lot less heat than the XB12. Handles like a dream and hauls serious a$$!

06-25-2009, 03:05 PM
I fix the heat down here in Denver by getting as high as I can. 90ish in denver yesterday.

45-50 up here (Mt Evans). Got a little chilly. :)


06-25-2009, 03:09 PM
I fix the heat down here in Denver by getting as high as I can. 90ish in denver yesterday.

45-50 up here (Mt Evans). Got a little chilly.

Wish had that option, It's been in the 100's for the past two weeks down here in Texas.