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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-05-2018, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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On the hot seat!

has anyone else had an issue with their seat getting extremely hot after about 30 minutes of riding, i took mine off the other day and noticed there's a big heat sink right underneath it, WTF honda!? My butt doesn't need to be cooked like that!!!! would putting some sort of heat shield material underneath the seat effect anything?
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has anyone else had an issue with their seat getting extremely hot after about 30 minutes of riding, i took mine off the other day and noticed there's a big heat sink right underneath it, WTF honda!? My butt doesn't need to be cooked like that!!!! would putting some sort of heat shield material underneath the seat effect anything?
When you say there is a big heat sink right underneath, what exactly do you mean?
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When you say there is a big heat sink right underneath, what exactly do you mean?
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he says control unit. but when i took my seat off after riding for like 30 minutes that baby was hot hottttttttttt
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Oh ok. hah, that does look exactly like a heatsink. Now I understand better, thank you for the clarification.
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There lies voltage rectifier- regulator, and, yes, it can (and it got) get pretty hot... But in 7000kms I didn't notice that issue.
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There lies voltage rectifier- regulator, and, yes, it can (and it got) get pretty hot... But in 7000kms I didn't notice that issue.
I haven't had such an issue either.

Sure you're not having issues with your voltage regulator flyinbrianbmx? Any issue with bulbs popping prematurely?

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has anyone else had an issue with their seat getting extremely hot after about 30 minutes of riding, i took mine off the other day and noticed there's a big heat sink right underneath it, WTF honda!? My butt doesn't need to be cooked like that!!!! would putting some sort of heat shield material underneath the seat effect anything?
Yes ive just started noticing this within the past 2 months. Not a fan. Im assuming when I put the springer seat on it wont be as bad.
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I haven't had such an issue either.

Sure you're not having issues with your voltage regulator flyinbrianbmx? Any issue with bulbs popping prematurely?
nope nothing like that everything else is totally fine.
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Yes ive just started noticing this within the past 2 months. Not a fan. Im assuming when I put the springer seat on it wont be as bad.
maybe I'm not wearing thick enough pants or something but holy crap it feels like my ass is boiling sometimes hahaha... the only downside to the springer seat is all your electrical will be exposed would it not? I'd def go that route if i could make some sort of cover or something so things wouldn't get wet.
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maybe I'm not wearing thick enough pants or something but holy crap it feels like my ass is boiling sometimes hahaha... the only downside to the springer seat is all your electrical will be exposed would it not? I'd def go that route if i could make some sort of cover or something so things wouldn't get wet.
Well I think I just need a seat bracket to cover it up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-....c100005.m1851

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