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Has anyone experimented installing a close-able vent on each side of the 'Maintenence Cover' to deflect & harness the hot air from the backside of the radiator? This might serve a dual purpose; (1) reducing the inflow of cold air sucked into the feet/leg area & (2) provide warm/hot air to keep feet & legs warm. A simple circular vent with corresponding cover could be closed when not needed. Even with boots & thermal socks my 78yr-old feet & ankles get uncomfortably cold. My 400 riding buddy suffers the same problem & is contemplating installing deflectors on the fairing - but I'm not convinced deflectors would help much?
 

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It is worth a shot, buy a maintenance cover off eBay and have a go.
 

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Not a bad idea, I was thinking of something similar last fall--boots can get deadly cold on fall rides up here.

Sticking a pair of grip heater elements under the running board rubbers might be another approach too.
 

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Easiest and cheapest solution is a set of Gerbings heated socks - buy them cheap now off eBay when it is still summer and online retailers can't sell them for love or for money.
 

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You could move to the desert where I live..............cold feet is never a problem. Only should hit 110 today.
 

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I was wondering something similar last night as I was riding my AN650K7 on a late afternoon-evening ride round local mountains, lakes here in Ningbo China. Oddly it's hot - mid summer here, so can't recall what got me onto that thought process. Oh yeah, now I remember, I heard the fan kick in at one point and felt the engine inspection cover with my hand and thought it felt quite warm. Doesn't help that ambient temperatures are 40'C+. I thought about installing a couple of vents just like I have on my 2011 CFMoto Jetmax maxi scoot. The Jetmax has a couple of vents either side that are very useful especially in the winters here that can get down to 0'C or below as well as snow. Since the vents are circular and can the angle can be redirected as well, I think it'd be a real easy retro fit, since the vents clip into the two round holes on the Jetmax. The vents themselves have the securing clips, while the tupperware just has two round holes - meaning the vents would have everything needed to mount if one simply cut holes into the Burgs exisiting tupperware/engine cover. I'd likely cut holes into the front left and right lower leg shields myself rather than the engine inspection cover. Though the latter approach would be easier.

The cost to buy the vents ex factory would be light on the pocket too, I'm sure. All the Jetmax parts sourced ex-factory are very affordable being that I'm here on the mainland in the same province as where CFMoto are located. That's the reason why I have a set of head lights, front tupperware items like upper and lower shields and lots of other items. Basically so I can do any wrenching in my garage as and when needed on the Jetmax.

I can measure the vents up on my Jetmax and post the info here with a few photos, if anyone is interested, otherwise one can visit my review on the Jetmax at http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/showthread.php?2109-2010-CFMoto-Jetmax-250-Scooter. If someone wants assistance buying the vents then I can assist, just PM me.
 

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For cold feet in the cooler weather here in New England - I bought a pair of Chippewa high insulated boots with a steel toe.........never have cold feet but I also wear knee-high insulated socks as well...........
 

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I figure that 2 of the oval vents on the dash of a Ford Focus car would be ideal for this purpose. They are multi-directional, look very smart and can be comletely closed if required. There should be tons of them available from scrap yards for just a few £'s.
 

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I have a 99' GL1500SE Goldwing,

It has a, feet heater, there is a knob on the right, that you turn, it opens two trap doors by your feet, this grabs exhaust heat and directs it at your feet, and shin/knee area, it does a pretty good job of keeping your legs warm.

During the summer turn the knob the other way it closes the two trap door and no heat.
 
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