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Offline cfmoto

Heat coming up from between the seats
« on: August 02, 2019, 12:41:33 PM »
So my wife and I like to putt around some pretty narrow trails in NY in our uforce 500. Speed is generally pretty slow. I am experiencing an uncomfortably amount of heat coming up through the center console. I have added some thin insulation but that doesn't seem to help. The temp gauge never reads hot, but in the summer its very uncomfortable. Has anyone installed a 12 volt fan or have any ideas on how to cool the passenger compartment down. Oh yeah, I have a full windshield and roof. Thanks   

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Online NMKawierider

Re: Heat coming up from between the seats
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 02:09:31 PM »
I am unsure how the UForce's plastics are layed-out but on my Z, I found there was much more hot air coming in the cab from the radiator then from the engine. I finally got it slowed-down to a manageable point but it took quite a bit. Starting with sealing-off the large gap between the firewall plastics and the front clip, then sealing as best I could the hole into the console where the oil and radiator hoses stub out as well as a 3-sided shield over the hole where the steering column goes through. Then all the holes plugged like the seat belt mounts and put a boot on the hand brake. Some other things but all that slowed it way down and with the flip windshield I can always just open it up and let fresh air in..which the wife really likes anyway. I suggest just start plugging and sealing. It all helps.   
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

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Offline Buzzard

Re: Heat coming up from between the seats
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 09:13:46 AM »
Hey NM,
I like that boot idea over the parking brake, where did you find something to work ?
Thnx, Bob
2018 Z Force 1000 EPS      
S&E Particle Filter
Arsenal 30" Light Bar
Arsenal 12" Rear Light Bar
Super ATV Flip Windshield
Uni Air Filter
Slasher Billet 1 1/2" Wheel Spacers
JBL Bluetooth Sound Bar w/ Quick Disconnect
Fire Extinguisher w/ Quick Disconnect
Diamond Plate Storage Box

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Online NMKawierider

Re: Heat coming up from between the seats
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 09:20:02 AM »
Hey NM,
I like that boot idea over the parking brake, where did you find something to work ?
Thnx, Bob
I think I put links in the write-up in the how-tos.

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2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Buzzard

Re: Heat coming up from between the seats
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 05:43:53 PM »
Sweeeet, Im doin it ! Thnx
2018 Z Force 1000 EPS      
S&E Particle Filter
Arsenal 30" Light Bar
Arsenal 12" Rear Light Bar
Super ATV Flip Windshield
Uni Air Filter
Slasher Billet 1 1/2" Wheel Spacers
JBL Bluetooth Sound Bar w/ Quick Disconnect
Fire Extinguisher w/ Quick Disconnect
Diamond Plate Storage Box

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Offline cfmoto

Re: Heat coming up from between the seats
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 02:32:09 PM »
Thanks for the ideas. I'll fabricate a boot for the e-brake and try filling some more of the gaps. Kinda looking forward to the warmth this fall but not when its 90 degrees out. Thanks again

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Offline MN Ben

Re: Heat coming up from between the seats
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 08:33:59 PM »
I ordered some heat tape to wrap the exhaust pipe. ($14) I hope to have it cooled down by the time we ride on the 1st.
2016 800Z
2016 800Z EX