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Old 02-28-2008, 09:33 AM   #1
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My new project- seat fans

So Im bored again and need to destroy something.

I have an extra 745i cushion w seat mat and built in electrical fans w separation matting.

So I'm thinking its time to rewrap an extra busa seat w a switch, seat mat and electric fans(I have eight, I think 2 will do the job) for summer riding....

Not sure what I'll do about rain quite yet, But matting should be enough to protect against it...

Here's a pic for inspiration; and yes, I have alot of time on my hands.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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Not sure what I'll do about rain quite yet, But matting should be enough to protect against it...
Should is one of those fun words, everything is fine till the rain storm and you electrocute your groin.
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Looks like an interesting project Matt........where are the fans going to be? (is there room under the seat for them?)
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plenty of room; and that mesh material you see under the black matting is comfortable and compressable. the leather on the bmws fit right on top of it... will draw air from the compartment thebattery it in... so if my battery begins to cook; my crotch will smell like sulphur
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:01 AM   #5
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I dunno how effective a seat fan would be, but , go for it!
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I do need to find a leather or something I can punch to allow circulation through the seat. on our cars; cools the seat up to 20 deg
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I know on my bike there is NO room under the seat for anything so.....that's where my concern was.
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I know on my bike there is NO room under the seat for anything so.....that's where my concern was.
+1 to that, but you might be able to make some room if the fan was housed in the seat and foam instead of under it. If it could mount to the seat pan and cut out the foam enclose the housing you might be able to fit it.

But your crotch will still smell like sulfur
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busa has plenty of room to spare.... its the cadillac of two wheels
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busa has plenty of room to spare.... its the cadillac of two wheels
yes, the seat foam itself is 4" thick
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busa has plenty of room to spare.... its the cadillac of two wheels
My friend would always call them a "1300cc Couch".

But you should be able to find perforated leather at a upholstery supply shop (not that I know where one is). Would that flow enough to allow the fan to work? How does it flow through the foam?
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interesting...

maybe you should just try and add a full on a/c system since it's the cadillac of two wheels now that would be awesome while sitting in traffic during the summer.
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interesting...

maybe you should just try and add a full on a/c system since it's the cadillac of two wheels now that would be awesome while sitting in traffic during the summer.
because then it would be a HONDA VALKARIE
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the fan gets its own hole around the foam... there is a matting that is completely porous that the leather goes over. I have a punch kit for leather so I could do small holes where I want it to come out. the fans have an aluminium housing so the fins wont get damaged... just need to find a spare seat to mount it up. was gonna use the seat mat sensor to turn the fans on through a relay when I sit down on the seat automatically. there will be of course a switch and a quick disconnect so I could swap out seats easily...

its tried and true; bmw's have had them since 2002.
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you got the seat mat from warranty return i presume. why not get lether from an x3 or e90 seat mat warranty return that come with the leather, they never call them back. it should be big enough to cover your busa seat.
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you got the seat mat from warranty return i presume. why not get lether from an x3 or e90 seat mat warranty return that come with the leather, they never call them back. it should be big enough to cover your busa seat.
mine were CP; i return all warranty items so they never attempt to knock my pay... not a bad idea on the leather but its always stiched in a pecular place... likely just find some sturdy leather to use then poriferate it. Just need a spare seat first
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Maybe you could wire them so they could be reversed for those rides after a nite of chili and beer.
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no chit.... and put a heater grid in it to warm in the winter... though w leathers, I've been stuck to the seat from ice and hadn't felt the cold...
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