Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Liked: 19 times
I am the original guy who asked about what heater to consider, but "Jeeown69" was right about the P1000-3 having a hot cab. I've ridden quite a few trails this summer, and the heat in the cab is indeed a problem. I happened to have a full Honda glass windshield with no venting which makes it even warmer. I am no longer considering a heater, and I'll wait until winter before even think about a heater. I have a feeling that the cab will be fairly comfortable w/o a heater with the fabric doors that I'll have on it.
Frankly I am surprised Honda hasn't come up with a venting solution to relieve the heat issue. They did come out with a heat shield of sorts, but it's a economical attempt to resolve a problem that needs more than a fireproof "piece of cardboard." IMHO The shield is standard on the 2018, and I think it's a free "fix" for older P1000's. The seat and your legs get uncomfortably hot as the machine is now even with the "heat shield." We stuff towels around the seats in an attempt to stop some of the heat from getting into the cab. It is not a minor problem. Hopefully in cold weather the problem may be a bit of an asset, but most of our riding is in the summer.