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Offline Mark D

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09 tank compartment heat control
« on: January 18, 2013, 02:54:04 am »
Any ideas on how to control the inside of the tank compartment on an 09 getting nuclear hot? I found this past summer on a warm day that I could almost cook a burger in this thing lol. Also did not keep my FOB in there either in fear of roasting it. Thanks for any pics and ideas!

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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 03:03:58 am »
Keeps you tacos warm for lunch
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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 04:31:42 am »
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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 06:57:54 am »
I've been working on this very subject. I bought a roll of insulation like what is used on the windshield sun shields.

I think my 09 has gotten hotter since the stearship did a valve check for me. I know at least one piece of foam under the plastics got mangled up by them.

I put the insulation under the tank. Seemed to help little and noticed hot air was now seaping through the cracks between the tank and fairing on the sides.

I then put some insulation under the tank storeage compartment but haven't fully tested it in hot weather yet. 
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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 10:35:55 am »
The glove box on the 2010+ bikes gets reasonably warm too.

If I remember, I'll pull it out and put some of the self-stick 2,000 degree ceramic cloth around the outside of it as much as I can (and still get it to fit back in lol)
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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 01:19:51 am »
I have an 08` and find that at the start of a 2+ hr ride if I place a hot pocket in the the tank compartment lunch will be ready in about 150 miles.
In all seriousness, I have left my phone in there for long rides in 90°+ heat with no problem  other than burning my a** when I pit the phone in my back pocket.

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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2013, 04:11:25 am »
I believe you could cook lunch in that little oven.     I don't leave anything in there except gloves and buff.
I have a tiny magnetic tank bag to keep unroastables in... music, sunglasses, phone,fob, wallet,etc.  I'm afraid my credit cards might melt.
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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2013, 12:12:25 pm »
I used the foil/bubble sunscreen under the box and gas tank. It does help keep the heat down in the box though it's still warm. Maybe use more than I did to cover more area under it. My main objective was to keep the heat from getting out of the seams. That was a success.

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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013, 01:30:47 am »
The glove box on the 2010+ bikes gets reasonably warm too.



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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 09:42:18 pm »
It will melt your credit cards or at least cause them to bend out of shape. How do I know this? Try paying for gas with a credit card shped like a C.The heat also causes my Iphone to shut down. Solution=tankbag.However its not all bad news. When riding in cold weater keep an extra set of gloves in there and keep trading off gloves. Better than heated grips.LOL :great:
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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 12:50:43 am »
However its not all bad news. When riding in cold weater keep an extra set of gloves in there and keep trading off gloves. Better than heated grips.LOL :great:

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Re: 09 tank compartment heat control
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 02:12:16 am »
Or keeping your burrito's warm.
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