I just had my 83 RT out for a highway ride of a few miles. The heat coming back at my lower legs was equivalent to running a nice 150,000 btu torpedo heater at full blast a few inches from both legs. I have searched the forum but found nothing except that K100s seem to be pretty bad also. Not much help. I know the airheads can be called "heaters" but this is ridiculous. The engine is running fine, that is not the problem. Am I the only one to notice this design flaw? How in the world do people travel all day on these things? Your legs are just being cooked. I think I will look pretty dumb with hand made heat shields strapped to the front of my legs, or having to stuff newspapers down my pants every time I want to go for a ride. Any solution to this very real, and very irritating problem? Does a Goldwing do this? An ST 1300? Oilhead? F bike? Or is it just the.... "airheads"?