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Old 12-31-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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Gloves just seem so much easier. Open the seat, attach harness, close seat.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:30 PM   #3
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Yeah, but can you dip one of your handgrips in your coffee to warm it up?

Nice write-up and b!tchin' photos! Thanks!

This article should be of great help to our brethren that live in less tropical climes. It's also useful to anyone that wants to hook up a relay operated accessory.
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Yay. Great. It's almost 90 outside. Can somebody come up with something for to keep my nuts from getting roasted when they land on that black seat that's been cooking in the sun for hours? If they can make those ice chests that run on 12vdc with low amps, a seat with cooling coils doesn't seem all that farfetched.

There's money to be made here I tell you. Big money.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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Oh that's simple. An orchidectomy will set you right up.

And you can even use the remains for fish bait!
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The Jim Davis that runs Eastern Beaver - 'zat the same Jim Davis that used to own Motomorphic/Hawk Connection?

BTW - Nice writeup, well thought out, clearly illustrated.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:10 AM   #7
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Oh that's simple. An orchidectomy will set you right up.

And you can even use the remains for fish bait!
I guess it worked ok for you then?

I'll be here all week...tell your friends!
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:02 AM   #8
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Yo Ken,
I did find a product used to cool a baby seat that is about the right size:
Baby Bee Cool - Car Seat Coolerpad

It uses reusable ice packs and supposedly keeps a baby seat cool for ten hours. Granted, that is more than you need as I am sure you haven't worked more than four hours in a single stretch in your life. Then again, it could be useful for long sessions at the bar, but would ten hours be enough? If you could stuff a few more beers into the seat and it kept them cool long after last call at the bar then I would say it represents a solution.

Anyhoo, I think the Babybeecool will sell much better than a product I designed years ago- the infamous Infantsizzler. Still waiting for phone calls on that one.

As for active cooling using DC power, there we must turn to the automotive world. There is no reason you can't order a cooling seat designed for cars and slap it over the seat of your bike. Sure, those cooling seats suck more amps than a microwave at a Seven Eleven which is offering a manager’s special on Macho Grande Burritos, but those are the break(er)s.

If your pockets are really deep, then consider this solution that Uncle Sugar funded:
New Product Research and Development, Engineering Innovation and Technology, New Equipment Design and Development - Foster-Miller

Back in the day (early 70s) we used to use a very advanced technology to keep ourselves from being branded by vinyl seats on a hot summer day. We called it- the Towel®. We draped the Towel® over our bench seats and climbed in with impunity. Of course we then slapped our seatbelts on and screams erupted as we writhed in agony as the GM emblem was seared into our youthful hides.

Good times, they were. Good times.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:11 AM   #9
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"Infants, roasting on the open fire,
Barbeque sauce, dripping from their toes..."

Yeah, the towel is my high tech solution too. I swipe the hotel pool towels with the blue stripe and use them...then the lawn guys steal them from me when they come through the parking lot.

There are some "Half Covers" for sale that might work; if they're quick and easy to put on, and get small so I don't have to install the Givi Airbrakes for every ride. In addition to keeping the seat temps under 300F, I'd like to keep that new paint shiny as long as possible. The ideal solution would be a lightweight nylon cover just big enough to fit over the fairing in the front and the rack in the back, and go about 1/3 the way down. No need to be waterproof, just to provide shade.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:20 AM   #10
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Howdy 'Hawk,

Jim Davis of Eastern Beaver is not the same as Jim Davis of Motomorphic. They don't even appear to be Doppelgangers. If they were, of course, at least one would speak fluent German.
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