Seat hot

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  1. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    I just purchased an 05 GSX-R600 (3rd bike) and I notice the seat gets a lot hotter than the previous bikes (r6 and f4i). What can I do to help w/ this? I'd like to be able to have kids... lol

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  2. Imagine

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    The Gel seats are know for causing butt blisters after sitting in the sun for a while.

    If you could get past the looks, you could get a sheepskin seat cover from alaskaleather.com they make a huge difference. They also have quick release straps so you can take it off without removing the seat. You could cover the bike with a bike cover, that should atleast keep the sun off of it. Maybe a towl over the seat, not sure how much that would help though. Park it in the shade, or take the seat off and carry it with you if you didn't like any of the other options.
     
  3. machine81

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    Insulate the bottom of the seat. There are foams and fiberglass things that could be used to coat the underside of the seat. There are also materials and tapes that reflect radiant heat. I can't name anything specific, but I'll look around the internet.
     
  4. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    I am talking about getting hot while riding. The seat sits right over the engine.
     
  5. Imagine

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    Ahh, in that case try as machine said, or a sheepskin seat cover would still help alot.
     
  6. Ivy Mike

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    Make sure the dealer didn't do something stupid like forget a heat shield.

    Failing that, you could goto Home Depot Motorsports and get some sheet metal to build your own heatshield.

    Some tin snips and a drill and maybe some screw should do it. Just be careful of nearby components.
     
  7. ragnarok

    ragnarok nuclear launch detected

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    it gets hotter than the f4i seat????
     
  8. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    I honestly don't remember, that was several years ago.
     
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    I usually put some water on it to cool it down a bit. it works
     
  10. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    again.... it's not hot because of the sun..
     
  11. DJMunich

    DJMunich American Eurotrash

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    As far as I know, the 05's don't have an underseat exhaust, so I can't imagine it getting that hot. I've been riding my 04 600, which is essentially the same, for over 18k miles now - and I've never had that complaint.

    The only thing I can imagine is that you're sitting in traffic, or parking lot pimpin' :mamoru:. If you're sitting in traffic, try splitting lanes :dunno:
     
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    DJMunich American Eurotrash

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    Oh yeah, I forgot. :hs:

    Then obviously that's your problem. Not much you can do, except maybe run a switch to your Radiator Fan... but then your leg will just feel the heat instead.

    It blows my mind that lane splitting is actually legal :eek5:
     
  13. wayne and zeus

    wayne and zeus oh it will, won't it

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    My 05 636 seat gets uncomfortably hot. I guess it will be an advantage in fall/early winter riding.
     
  14. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    What's the bottom of the seat look like? You might be be able to get some of the thick foil-faced Dynamat that is made for firewalls, that should block any engine heat from the seat, and be much easier than making a heat shield from a flat piece of steel.

    http://www.dynamat.com/

    Looks like the Dynamat Extreme or Hoodliner would work pretty well. As long as there is somewhere to stick it.
     
  15. DJMunich

    DJMunich American Eurotrash

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    :mamoru: @ the scooter.

    But I'm half german, so it's cool to ride scooters. That looks like a badass one too :cool:
     
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    If you think that's hot try a bike with under tail exhaust like 04/05 R1
     
  17. RedVsBlue

    RedVsBlue Penguins > *

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    never had my seat get uncomfortably hot while riding :dunno:
     
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    It blows my mind that lane splitting is NOT legal. :squint:
     
  19. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Eh, it's my first powered 2-wheeler, never ridden anything bigger than a bicycle except for a dirt bike for an hour or two, so I wanted something easy to ride to see if I even like it before jumping in full-bore. But, yeah, it's about as bad-ass as a scooter gets, same physical size as my neighbors Ninja, and 21 hp is enough to have plenty of fun. Piaggio BV200, same company that manufacures Vespas. Just about to make my secondpayment, though, and I'm already researching what I want next; yes, it will be a "real" this time.
     
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    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    How does lane splitting work? Can you only do it when traffic is stopped or moving really slow? And what about people changing lanes without looking, or just plain opening thier doors, because lots of people ae deuchebags, and I've heard of it happening before. Just seems like lane splitting is adding extra danger to something that's already dangerous, but we don't have it here, so I'm just guessing.
     
  21. Ivy Mike

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    California is the only state in the country where lane splitting (lane sharing technically) is legal. CHP sees it as a way to aleviate some traffic from the roads.
    The rules are as follows.
    You should lane split ONLY between the first and second lanes (far left being the first lane)
    You should never go more than 15mph over the flow of traffic and never exceed the posted speed limit.

    Some Californians are used to it and will give you some extra room to manuver.

    I'd like to be able to do this on regular roads simply to get up to the front of a line of cars. Getting ahead of the cagers is always a nice thing...keeps you safer.
    It would also be nice when a freeway here is stop and go for miles and miles.
     
  22. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I dunno, sometimes I like having them in front of me where I can keep an eye on them easier. Can't trust them :squint:
     
  23. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    it doesnt get THAT hot, it just feels like my nuts are on fire.. rofl.. and its not only during the day, its at night too.
     

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