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I haven't really seen this mentioned very much, but it was enough of an issue for me that it prompted me to do something about it. I'm in south Florida USA for reference. Since picking up my bike over the weekend, the temps have been in the low 90's with high humidity. Very hot for April. I have been riding an air cooled 1980 GS550 3 or 4 days a week for 11 years and it has never been uncomfortably hot between my legs. Everything here is stop and go, so things heat up. I noticed pretty quickly that the Scrambler is very warm on the seat. It may just be because of ambient air temps that I noticed it so quickly, but dang it gets hot! Mostly just the front part where it is directly over the engine. Like burning hot. It may not be so bad in milder temps, but for me the front of the seat felt like it was burning my important bits. That may be a welcome feeling in the winter, but we have no real winter here. :rolleyes: Anyway, I did something about it. It's not pretty, but it is very effective. I rode about 100 miles yesterday and the problem was gone. Still warm, but no warmer than my body temp. I applied some self adhesive aluminum backed foam (used for HVAC insulation). Much better now.
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I totally agree. I am in Southern California and a few times I have ridden the bike in the 70-80 I definitely feel like my chestnuts are roasting on an open fire during long stops. I'll definitely try out your hack. It's only gonna get hotter here. In the summer it can go up to 90-100 here.
 

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In Belgium it doesn't get that hot. No problem with the bits neither the roasted chestnuts. ;)o_O

For not natively speaking English I must say its not always easy to understand but when I do I love the expressions, "me bits", roasting chestnuts"... . Laughing my ass off sometimes. :D:p
 

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I'm also in South Florida. The seat definitely gets hot. Can't decide which is more uncomfortable , the seat padding or the elevated seat temperature.
It's a challenge to ride for an hour, butt I do it anyway. Love the bike !
 

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I'm also in South Florida. The seat definitely gets hot. Can't decide which is more uncomfortable , the seat padding or the elevated seat temperature.
It's a challenge to ride for an hour, butt I do it anyway. Love the bike !

Comfort Seat with the added HVAC insulation on the bottom of the pan is amazing. I have zero complaints about the seat now!
 

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I have the lower seat and even customized that to shed few more inches. I definitely feel the heat and it didn't take too long before it's too much. I tried the self adhesive aluminum backed foam under the seat. It kept the seat nice and comfy but the legs are still feeling it. Maybe I need to put some of those foam on the side of the legs? :frown:
 
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