Glad you got some ridin' time in. Be sure to give us Left Coasters a little more heads up next time you're down if you'd like some riding buddies.
As for the heat from under the seat, most rental bikes are bone stock and run hotter than a ***** so no surprises here.
Hang in there and the spring thaw will be there before you know it!
Yeah, I figured that about it being bone-stock, and knowing that the 06s came super-lean from the factory.
I'll post a warning next time I'm out that way, hehehehe...
One of the things making it extra painful to have to wait for the nice weather is that I can't wait to ride her with the new engine mods!!!