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P1000 Bilge fan or heat shielding?

Discussion in 'Pioneer 1000 Accessories and Modifications' started by sugarray, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. sugarray

    sugarray Is this a game show?
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    So, as I am looking at dealing with this heat for the summer my question becomes:

    Do I try the bilge fan and see if it makes riding, especially through water, comfortable or do I just use the heat shielding?

    Now, I hunt all through the fall and pick back up for spring gobbler. Still plan to ride through the winter so having the heat will be nice, but don't want the steam either.

    Can all who just have the fan chime in on how it has helped and if it has resolved the hot steam? Thank you.
     
  2. drfubar

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    I have the shield and my doors off... works for me.
     
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    You have one of mine right? Guy if y'all want on I have about 15 left and I'm dragging it up for the summer. Shoot me a email [email protected] I have the last of them for $25 shipped
     
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    i would do the fan, I've got the heat shield and it don't help enough.
     
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    The heat shield helped, definitely made a difference and well worth the money. But it was still too hot for my family. So I installed bilge blowers and no longer have a heat problem. I'd recommend doing both.
     
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    Do both. Bilge fans are seriously the most simple mod yet and works great.
     
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    BOTH!
     
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    I have about 8 shields left for 25$ Shipped in 3 days.
     
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    Ditto on that. Without the fans you still get too much heat coming up from back of seat. Try two fans hooked to power plug so you can unplug in winter.
     
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    I would do both and to prevent steam just don't go fast into deep water. For fast deep water you will need a snorkel and the fans won't work under water.
     
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    I agree with hondabob, got to have heat shield for steam and fan for just plain heat.
     
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    Added heat shield and it helped a little. 4" blower solved the issue.
     
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    Rode today, 90 degrees. Rode some hunting land and cleared the trails. Just wanted to get out to see how the Grey Ghost would work. I was not disappointed. My Stihl 290 wouldn't start after initial running, but that's a different story. The shield worked great for the steam, but could still feel some heat. Back passengers really complained about heat coming between the rear seats. Will have to look at the bottom of the bed/seat area to see what can be done. Also, will be adding the fan. Incorporating the vents like @Remington just posted. That is ingenious!!

    Edit:

    My shield is a la @JACKAL. I think his fit right with the ideas I had after our first ride and he gave me the first try and picks to help me get it done.
     
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    I made a thermal shield a while back,
    and it helps, but I made a mount for
    a blower today. I was going to build
    in a polarity reversal circuit, but
    it seemed easier to make the mount
    reversible.

    I'll work on wiring it up soon, and I'll
    add a vent & some flex hose when
    it starts to get cold this fall.

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    I captured the rear edge with the plastic
    cover & push rivet, and added a second
    push rivet up front so that it can be
    easily removed for service.

    Great idea on the blower. I also ordered
    a rocker from OTTRATTW for it.

    Later!

    John
     
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    Ditto! Nice mod. I'm going to make trays like that for all 3 holes when I can get around to it.
     
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    Good point. I am intending to add
    some tupperware type containers
    under the drivers seat, but a tray
    over the fuel tank would be nice,
    as well.

    I did envision a small first aid kit
    in the blower mount.

    Later!

    John
     
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    I finally got to wire in my blower today.
    I added a $3 horn under there, while I
    was at it. And finished off my LED strip
    dome light wiring, too!

    My last wiring task will be to add a
    back up camera, if I can find a decent
    one. All of the reviews I have read so
    far on the ones I have found don't
    instill a lot of confidence in any of
    them.

    I am open to suggestions on that.

    Great idea on the blower.

    John
     
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