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2022 pioneer 1000-5 cabin heat update

NH Rider

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Hi all,

Upon researching the 2022 model I learned there were supposed changes made to reduce cabin heat. Upon installing my windshield I noticed the heat became rather uncomfortable. My dog rides in the middle and I couldn't believe how hot it was getting underneath him.

We will be adding the seismic vents to the windshield soon. We prefer the full windshield as opposed to a half or no windshield because where we ride the trails have over hanging brush and we don't like be wacked in the face.
Upon a call to our dealer we were told the 2022 has the extra heat shield kit. I watched some videos and saw the update honda will supposedly do at no charge.

It seemed to me that would be what comes standard on the 2022 but I guess not. There are no boots around the seatbelts or seat tabs and the heat literally blows up like a hot air furnace. We stuffed some towels in there initially which helped but still wasn't good because everything moves around and so does our dog.

This is our second trip with the full windshield and now we decided to make our own heat shield kit. Cost about $32 between the metal duct tape and foil bubble wrap. We are taping all the edges and making it so we can remove the whole thing anytime we want in seconds. There is enough material left over to make 2 more. A piece is going up the back seat as well and will be taped to the lower one to make it seemless.

If we need to, a radiator fan is going in next.

I made this post to show other new owners what they can do if not wanting to spend much money and also to give an update of the supposedly honda fixed heat issue.

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