The engine cooling fan moves quite a bit of air, as we all probably know the engine runs cooler if you run with the engine cowl off. We can't all run around with the engine cowl off, that just wouldn't be right. Fitting vented Stella Auto cowls isn't a commodity everyone has access to, but I do have a sheet metal punch. The nice thing about having a scooter that has already been wrecked once, is imperfect, and resurrected from the dead... is that I don't mind making modifications.
A few carefully placed pilot holes and an afternoon of wrenching yielded a surprisingly discreet result. I chose to knock a few square holes right on the black squares of the checkerboard pattern on the cowl. You don't even see the holes unless you look for them. This allows air from above the cowl to enter and change the airflow pattern around the engine. The hope is that there is more cool air entering, and hot air leaving under the bike.
I haven't done a real scientific test yet. I want to make a run with the engine starting at the same CHT reading each time. I will first take the run with the holes taped off with blue painters tape. Then make a second run with the tape removed to see if there is any difference.
Well, the thing about a black hole - its main distinguishing feature - is it's black. And the thing about space, the color of space, your basic space color, is black. So how are you supposed to see them?
But five of them? . How can you manage to miss five black holes?
It's always the way, innit? You hang around for three million years in deep space and there hasn't been one, then all of a sudden five turn up at once.