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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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Offline 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 -
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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
2 Brothers Black Series Exhaust
Attitude Power Programmer
Badass Steering Wheel
Rival Front Brush Guard
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 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 | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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
2 Brothers Black Series Exhaust
Attitude Power Programmer
Badass Steering Wheel
Rival Front Brush Guard
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