Pet carrier temperature?
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:43 am quote
I've heard the pet carrier space can get pretty hot. Has anyone ever actually measured this? Is it considered safe to carry clothes there? Will my rain suit melt? Planning a longer ride and making decisions on packing.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:49 am quote
It's warm but will certainly not melt your rain suit. I've kept all sorts of things in the pet carrier that are not effected by the level of heat it endures.

Judy used to tell the story of how she would carry roasted chickens home from the grocery store in the pet carrier and how warm it kept them.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:13 am quote
Be sure you shave your cats before installing them or they'll overheat.


Seriously, I'd call it "warm" vs. hot. Nothing's ever melted, but things are close to engine heat. Not the smartest place to keep a cold beverage unless it's insulated.

Suppose someone should do some research and fit a min/max thermometer in there in the name of science. Will vary a lot depending on ambient temperature too.

Don't use it to bring your ice cream home, but preferred for Judy's roast chicken or Chinese take out....
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:15 am quote
I thought Judy said she put fresh chicken in there, and by the time she got home, it was cooked.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:58 am quote
Re: Pet carrier temperature?
buduski wrote:
I've heard the pet carrier space can get pretty hot. Has anyone ever actually measured this? Is it considered safe to carry clothes there? Will my rain suit melt? Planning a longer ride and making decisions on packing.
I have to say riding around in temps of 100f makes for a damp arse. Well my arse gets damp anyway.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:36 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Suppose someone should do some research and fit a min/max thermometer in there in the name of science. Will vary a lot depending on ambient temperature too.
I have. The temp does not vary much compared to the outside.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:41 am quote
Well, ice cream would certainly melt in the pet carrier . I've never had anything I put in there melt, however - including raingear, sunglasses, or plastic pouches.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:46 am quote
It doesn't get "that" hot. A little warmer than the ambient temp but your clothing won't melt.

Most of the engine heat comes out through the rads and the under-seat storage may warm up a bit but nothing crazy. Abut -20 C here so nothing I'm worrying about for a while...
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:48 am quote
By the way, the leg shield "glove box" on a BV350 does get HOT! Hot enough to distort plastic pill bottles, and cause cell phones to shut down (temporarily -- I got lucky I think)!
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:22 pm quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
By the way, the leg shield "glove box" on a BV350 does get HOT! Hot enough to distort plastic pill bottles, and cause cell phones to shut down (temporarily -- I got lucky I think)!
Never would have thought about that getting hot. I miss the front trunk on my old Honda Elite 80. Those little compartments were the perfect size to hold a medium drink without spilling.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:40 pm quote
BernyG wrote:
Never would have thought about that getting hot. I miss the front trunk on my old Honda Elite 80. Those little compartments were the perfect size to hold a medium drink without spilling.
That is not true on the Primavera. The glove box on a BV350 gets hot because of the radiators in the leg shields.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:45 pm quote
Chocolate will melt...
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:50 pm quote
Cosmos wrote:
Chocolate will melt...
Even M&Mís ?! Melts in your mouth, not in your pet carrier. Pretty sure that was their slogan. Or something like that....
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:55 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
BernyG wrote:
Never would have thought about that getting hot. I miss the front trunk on my old Honda Elite 80. Those little compartments were the perfect size to hold a medium drink without spilling.
That is not true on the Primavera. The glove box on a BV350 gets hot because of the radiators in the leg shields.
yeah there's nothing that would cause any heat on mine. The only thing in my glovebox are napkins. Had someone pry open the glovebox on the LXV once and they took my emergency cash stash (all $10 of it!) and haven't trusted those glove boxes ever since.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:45 pm quote
On modern smallframes (LX,LXS, Primavera, Sprint), I'd be leary of putting personal electronics, compressed gas (CO2 cartridges, aerosol cans), or perishable food items under the seat for more than brief periods, especially in hot weather. With some insulation (an unused jacket or something similar) it's probably ok for longer but the heat will eventually get through.

If you have a topcase or glovebox (the LX S50/125/150 doesn't have the latter) use those instead if possible.
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:40 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Cosmos wrote:
Chocolate will melt...
Even M&Mís ?! Melts in your mouth, not in your pet carrier. Pretty sure that was their slogan. Or something like that....
Once I heard They were made for soldiers at war because they don't met in you pocket
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:14 pm quote
The pet carrier in the BV350 was quite a bit warmer than my GTS is, and I never had trouble with the works shoes I carried there, or the plastic grocery bag I put the shoes in.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:12 am quote
I removed the plastic bin and ride around without it. Unless I am running out for groceries or something.
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