I'm on my second C&C seat with gel and haven't noticed any hardening of the gel or any unusual heat retention,,I did go with leather which seems to help aleviate the swamp ass that some people complain about, the vinyl factory seats hold ALOT more heat than the leather...just my personal observations and I wouldn't have spent the money to buy a second leather seat with gel if I'd experienced any issues in the first one.
2013 110th anniv dark bronze metallic & black bagger.
Andrews 57h cams/.020 off the heads/SE adj pushrods
Drago's Dragula 2 into 1 pipe
H-D Ventilator air cleaner Dyno by Doc/98hp & 107tq
CVO adjustable rear shocks
Leather C&C seat
Freedom 8" dark smoked windshield
Painted inner fairing
Nostalgic bag rails
10" Yaffe mini apes
Plus a lot more to come much to my wife's dismay