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    FX Heat extraction rear racing seat

    Years ago I made some fiberglass rear seats for the Honda F15X to help remove heat from the hull. I decided to do the same for the Yamaha FX and make some improvements from my first design.

    I used a professional fiberglass company that also makes body parts for race cars and drag bikes. I designed the prototype and they made the mold for me. Then they made me a few sets of the rear hard shell with very strong 1/4" hand laid fiberglass. They turned out great. It's strong enough that someone can still sit on it without damaging it. I cut the bottom of the factory seat base out where it fits up to the storage compartment. Then Installed two kanaflex type, dryer vent hoses from the front facing vents and insert them down in the hull after removing the storage box. As you ride, cool air is forced down into the hull and pushes the hot air out of the rear facing vents which also help pull hot air out as you ride. It definitely works. You can also hear the supercharger whine much better.

    I'm keeping the first one and a pro racer is getting the second one. I'll have a few extras if anyone wants one. Just PM me. I'll sell you the bare hard shell like the first 3 pictures. You can cut the openings as you wish. You can choose whether to install the front vents or just use the rear vents and do your own custom finishing. Be creative as you wish. They could even be used for speaker housings. You just need to use your own seat base (or buy a used one) and remove the cover and foam, trim the shell and/or base to get the final fitment (doesn't take much), and attach it and silicone it around the edges. I used an aluminum angle bracket on the sides and a flat bracket front and rear to secure it.

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    finished

    Here are some pics with the holes cut and vent tubes installed
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    installed

    And here it is on the ski.
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    installed

    On the water and running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Jim View Post
    On the water and running.
    Maybe off topic but gotta give an epic shout out for the VR46 ( ROSSI # 46 GP YAMAHA DOCTOR ) sticker you sport love that shit ,!,!, I own a 2010 YZF R1 1000 ( litter bike cc) it’s Yamahas tribute bike to Rossi when racing under fiat sponsor ..........at any rate GO 46

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    You will probably like my XSR 900 then. I did a little cafe racer mod on it and tribute to Rossi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Jim View Post
    One left.
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    They are $220.00 + $25.00 shipping continental U.S.
    That may seem a little high but the mold alone cost me $400.00


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    thats WAY cheap dont short change yourself hahaha!

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