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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my first Versys (a 2009) today. While riding it home I discovered that at highway speeds (70-75 mph) the seat gets very warm. It's hot enough down here in Texas without having to put up with engine heat. What have you guys done to alleviate this problem?

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I've never noticed the seat getting warm. I have noticed my right leg getting warm in stop and go traffic, though.


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I lay a real sheepskin over my seat. Takes the heat out, and is alot more comfortable. Gold bond medicated powder in the skives works wonders.
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Stand up? I seriously have not noticed any heat in the seat area.
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Mine is a 2016, but I've never noticed the seat getting hot, and I commute to work and lately it's been in the 90s on the way home in the afternoon.
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If no other riders are reporting a hot seat, perhaps cut back a bit on the bean burritos?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 12:46 PM
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On the older versions the fan blows heat to the right side, is your fan working properly, that is does it cycle on and off? Also is the rad clear of debris? I had a 07 and my right leg noticed the heat , never had a hot seat issue, although if your fan wasn't coming on, I would expect the heat to rise up around the top of the engine / gas tank/ seat.
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This is the first ever hot seat claim... There's nothing under the seat that could heat it up, beside the battery. Is it the original seat? Maybe a seat warmer was added and left on.
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Just checking. Are you sure it's not the sun? Weird I know, but if my bike sits in the sun all day that seat is nice and hot when I get on it and ride home. It stays hot for a good while!
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Just a thought, have you checked your tire pressure, as this thread is going something like a thread on a blown head gasket, the OP suggested that excess air could be building up in his tires, a bit of a sarcastic remark that has since been removed on the blown head gasket thread. If this was a 2015 I would suggest that a rubber barrier behind the rad has been removed, as it is for deflecting air from passing above the rad. The earlier versions didn't have this.
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