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Talon Center Console Heat Mod - Keep Cup Holders Cooler

Discussion in 'Talon 1000 Accessories and Modifications' started by jasond, May 22, 2019.

  1. jasond

    jasond Active Member

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    I did a last-minute mod to the center console cup holders before this weekend's trip. After riding backroads I noticed the cupholders get HOT and wanted to keep my drinks cooler, if possible, so I added this Thermo-Tec adhesive aluminized heat barrier.

    https://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Tec-13575-Adhesive-Aluminized-Barrier/dp/B00029KC2K

    It used about half of the 12"x24" sheet and I tried using the remainder of it up around the shifter area, but there's not much to stick it to so I figured it would be short-lived and removed it.

    Will report back after this long weekend trip and tell you how it does.

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    stellarpod Well-Known Member

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    I'll be interested in your post-ride report.

    Steve
     
  3. jasond

    jasond Active Member

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    I’m back from Brimstone and put on 130 trail miles this weekend. This is definitely a mod that’s worth the money. I use a Yeti koozie for cans as well as a Yeti tumbler for other drinks and had no issues with hot drinks.

    Just make sure to add some drain holes if you choose to do it.
     
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    stellarpod Well-Known Member

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    Feel certain that I'll be installing some similar insulating material in several places over time.

    Steve
     
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    all4sho New Member

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    I did the same thing to mine, LOL
     
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    any tips on getting the 12 pins out that hold the center console (not the normal push pins??) Don't want to mark up prying on something.

    thanks in advance
     
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    jasond Active Member

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    You can remove those by taking a punch the size of the center circle (or a little smaller) and push straight in on them. Then they should pull out after releasing the center pin.

    I don’t care for that type of fastener so I simply replaced them with the normal push rivets that are found throughout the rest of the machine.
     
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    thanks, i will give it a try
     
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    All5Hondas New Member

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    did this also, but only on bottom, will see if I need to bring it up the sides after Labor Day weekend riding

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    We were in the Black Hills last week and after a day riding I went to Ace Hardware and purchased a can of fire proof spray insulation. used two pieces of card board to secure the ends also put a screw about center of the cupholders on each side of the center console. Screws put in to eliminate the foam from possibly falling out as cup holders and sides are tapered on the console. Let set then cut excess foam away for cables to fit back in position. Must say for a quick fix I'm impressed how well it worked keeping heat away from the cup holders, another option for around $6.00.
     
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    any pics of spraying it? i like the idea
     
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    tumbleweed New Member

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    I didn't take any but I will remove when time allows and post. One of those mods that you just think of and try without documenting.
     
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