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Old 04-07-2018, 01:26 PM
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To hookup the scat tube I had to install a different heat control diverter box that had a scat output on the inside of the firewall. Got it from one of the normal suppliers. Also made it all stainless while I was at it.

As for the location, yes you have to confirm where your leg will be with your final seat location and finished cushions. Agreed that you don't want to be hitting it. You can move it up and down a bit to see if that helps, or you could even move it up to the panel location as another option I guess.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:48 AM
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I relocated the heater valve to the right hand side of the firewall, in line with a large eyeball vent on the aft wall of the front baggage area.
This provides a bit more control on where you want to direct heat.
Note seat heater switch on gear leg tower. As others have stated seat heaters are a must.

Mike Draper
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:20 AM
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I had the option of heated seats when I placed my Classic Aero Designs order... regretfully, I didn't. I was thinking heated riding suit; something with its own internal power supply. Done a fair amount of cold-weather motorcycle riding in a snowmobile suit. Hoping that, and my current set up, will suffice. We'll see...
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