Rich, it must be extremely boring up there in NJ for you to be responding to this comment almost eleven(11) years later. But I know how you must feel. Shala & I are getting ready to pull out in just a few hours with our Yamahas to attend a meet/ride in the Hill Country of TX - and I am so READY TO RIDE!The engine is water ( coolant ) cooled, these covers will not make the beauty run any hotter, just look better !! I did that because some members were concerned about this being a problem. I took care of 2 items with one solution, improve looks and venting for the members with over heating concerns on their mind.