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seat getting hot as hell

did try searching this to no avail
i want to try to add some insulation so to speak to the underside of the main seat to see if it will help with frying my ass
i got a few ideas
just wondering if this has already been done and how

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OK, do not try the product listed on the subject heading!

Are you having the problem because the seat got hot from the sun while parked or while riding? I'd like to assume the second, the first is easy, have a small white towel laid on the seat while parked in the sun, but I'd worry about my tires getting fried more.

What is the source of heat?
1. exhaust: you may use some wrap around the area but there hae been problems with some headers cracking when being wrapped on the RC around the head. Around the shock area works well.

2. Battery/short right underneath the seat, or regulator/rectifier getting too hot. Have you had any evidence of electrical problems, charging starting?

3. You are riding with thin pants? Have you had this problem with other bikes? They don't call us monkey-butts or stinky-butts for no reason you know

Solution: Heat accumulates under the seat and gathers in the rear cowling. If you add some venting in the rear as high as possible close to the cowling/r.seat this should help keeping temps lower. This also keeps the temperature on the electrics reg/rect lower as well.
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bead rider seat cover
monkey butt powder
bicycling shorts with chamois
blanket type insulation on the seat underside
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yea only on this bike just during long rides when its fairly hot out not a big issue
just one more thing i thought about modifying
im a welder so i have a lot of fire proof materials at work and heating blocking stuff also so
its just something easy for me to try

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Aluminum tape works well too. This bike will roast your nuts in a hurry, especially in traffic.



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^^ sure will, rc's are definitely a nut-roaster

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Wrap it

I would try a piece of that insulation you put around a hot water heater. Just a wild idea? Good luck. Hoovy

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