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Old 06-02-2014, 07:22 PM   #136
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:19 AM   #137
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I have the Wings seat coolers on the way but in the meantime I have gone for another layer of insulation on the seat base. I used insulation sold as suitable for lining bike fairings which is self adhesive. The seat still fits OK so we'll see if this makes a noticeable difference.

My bike has the KTM fitted insulation but I can still feel the heat soak through the seat after half an hour or so, hence the extra layer and taking it a bit further back on the seat.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:59 AM   #138
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The Wings system comes with a insulation blanket that goes right over the computer under the seat, runs up the back of the tank and drapes down the sides a little. This blanket alone should help a lot.
Wait, what?!? It is a BAD idea to trap more heat on the electronics. My plan is to raise the seat and encourage airflow from the outside to cool the bottom of the seat and the electronics (managing moisture is the confounding issue and why it is not yet done.)
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:44 PM   #139
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The Wings panels also have an air duct to direct air through under the seat I think so the idea is to move the heat back and stop it exiting sideways where the riders legs are. Some users say the pillion gets a lot of the hot air but, as I don't usually carry one that is unlikely to be an issue and should not result in much higher temps for the electronics under the front seat.
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:38 PM   #140
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Seat Coolers arrived today and were quickly fitted onto the bike. I went for the gloss versions as I thought they would go well with the carbon of my Wings exhaust, and I think I made the right choice.





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Old 06-03-2014, 03:48 PM   #141
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Seat Coolers arrived today and were quickly fitted onto the bike. I went for the gloss versions as I thought they would go well with the carbon of my Wings exhaust, and I think I made the right choice.



The KTM looks bigger than the Mini

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Old 06-03-2014, 05:50 PM   #142
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Gloss it is then!

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Seat Coolers arrived today and were quickly fitted onto the bike. I went for the gloss versions as I thought they would go well with the carbon of my Wings exhaust, and I think I made the right choice.





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Old 06-06-2014, 05:53 AM   #143
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Wicked Matte ordered today

Finially ordered the matte coolers from Gorazd this morning. Will report back on how long it takes to receive in Canada. Price is 299 US or approx 340 Canadian.
There's only been 3 rides for me so far where the heat has been an issue - but for a hot August 30+ day I think investing in these will pay off.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:03 PM   #144
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Not sure how I missed this thread. Very nice looking product! I might pony up for some soon....
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:22 PM   #145
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I have had the seat coolers on for about 1000 miles now. They just plain work, every once in a while I will feel some heat on my ankle/lower leg. That reminds me how well the seat coolers work. Worth every cent.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:45 AM   #146
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How about cooking the pillion?

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I have had the seat coolers on for about 1000 miles now. They just plain work, every once in a while I will feel some heat on my ankle/lower leg. That reminds me how well the seat coolers work. Worth every cent.
Very interested in the Wings shields as the heat is truly bothersome but I'm worried that they will direct the heat toward the passenger pegs and cook the female unit who often enjoys riding pillion.
Anyone have a passenger report of before and after?
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:49 AM   #147
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Very interested in the Wings shields as the heat is truly bothersome but I'm worried that they will direct the heat toward the passenger pegs and cook the female unit who often enjoys riding pillion.
Anyone have a passenger report of before and after?
My passenger(s) tell me it is now hotter for them, mainly lower leg and ankle if legs are exposed. Not noticeable if passenger is wearing proper boots and trousers.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:37 AM   #148
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How does the Wings heat shield mount to the bike?
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:15 PM   #149
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How does the Wings heat shield mount to the bike?
Screw, cable tie and rubber block.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:27 PM   #150
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Let me save you $300

So yeah, the heat can be a problem and it has been annoying me. But, after looking into some of the solutions, I decided that it wasn't worth spending more than $300 to buy a couple pieces of plastic. I fixed the problem for FREE. I was at the dealership one day and asked them if I could have a couple of the plastic license plate backers. I took them home and zip tied them to the bike and this seems to work fine. I'm sure that some people might not think that it looks as good as the other options, but I am more about function over fashion... Plus, it was pretty much free!
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