Just traded up from a CBR300 last week and enjoying the fall riding here in Georgia. Only complaint is that the seat gets ridiculously hot while riding - anyone else have this issue? Solutions?
Photos from Mike Bowers's post
Never noticed the seat being hot... just my right leg
Mine seemed to get hot in traffic after about an hour of riding when I bought it new. Haven't really had that issue lately though, now that I've got 1,500 on the odo. So that's cool that you are in Canton- I'm just up the road in Athens.
No I don't have this issue ! Nice pictures, what kind of camera is that ?
Never had this problem
Yeah, I get heat on the right side as well, though I think that's just engine and exhaust heat.
Thanks - actually it's just my iPhone, but the photos were processed using an iPhone app called Snapseed - really great and easy to use photo processing app.
What year is yours? I'm wondering if at some point they dropped heat shielding under the seat (or it's a defect)? I've seen posts where a lot of people say they don't have this prob, but there are a few that do.
Mine's a 2016 - could be a factor - thanks!
Upgraded from a cbr300 to this Also, always hot. Avoid traffic lol
Thanks - maybe it's break-in related. I'll be due for the 600 mile checkup in a week or two so I'll check with the dealer as well.
Yeah - not possible in the Atlanta area - tthe only way to avoid traffic is not to ride! :) I do get a lot of heat from the engine at stoplights but it goes away under speed. The seat however never cools - feels like I have a heated seat!
Mine gets hot after awhile, not unbearable hot but you feel it, reading post and test of the bike is a common issue, a known drawback, when it reaches 100ºc (around 212ºf) the radiator fan kicks in, I suppose that the air that it moves pass under the seat and heat it, at first I was concerned about it, but after consulting it in forums and reviews I realized that it is normal in the FZ6R/XJ6F
I'm here in Georgia too, check out Atlanta Motorcycle Riders page, doing the mountains tomorrow morning
Your seat shouldn't get hot at all. Find the source of the heat.. I suggest the battery!
No issues with hot seat here.