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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2006, 9:50 am Thread Starter
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SO I like the heated seats.

54 degrees this AM, will hit 91 this PM. 80 mph traffic, and its a tad cool. FLick on the heated seats, felt very nice. 2nd setting was a bit to warm......


Had I been able to order the bike, I would not have ordered the option, but now I'm glad I have it........

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2006, 9:52 am
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2nd setting was a bit to warm......
That's the "pancake" setting. Didn't you read the manual?

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54 degrees this AM, will hit 91 this PM. 80 mph traffic, and its a tad cool. FLick on the heated seats, felt very nice. 2nd setting was a bit to warm......


Had I been able to order the bike, I would not have ordered the option, but now I'm glad I have it........
The second setting will greatly dimininsh in heat output if you have a rebuilder work on it.

Seems mine buried it under a thin layer of foam and it takes a while to get any heat sensation out of it now - - maybe 30 minutes. Dunno why he did it, but he has a GT too so I guess the reason was so the outer leather would not show the little heating pad through the material?
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54 degrees this AM, will hit 91 this PM. 80 mph traffic, and its a tad cool. FLick on the heated seats, felt very nice. 2nd setting was a bit to warm......


Had I been able to order the bike, I would not have ordered the option, but now I'm glad I have it........
Exactly my experience. I had heard others (Helge P.) talk about heated seats and sing their praises, but always thought it was just one step too far. Now I think that I'd rather have them than the grips (if I had to make a choice).

Just takes the edge off enough to keep the brain sharp.

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I turn on the heat seat one time on a cool night ... 2nd level... My butt was almost Fry... . First level works good enough...

I think the 1st level is self adjusted...
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2006, 7:16 pm
 
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Used my seat and handlebar heaters coming home last night as I got up into the snowline. I also wouldn't have ordered them, but am very gald to have them. They are self adjusting if you have the computer option.
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I have never owned (nor ever thougt I would own) a bike with heated handgrips and seat. Wouldn't have dreamed it was useful. For sissies, of course. One more stupid 'extra'. I am a convert. I live in Southern CA, but travel up an down. When yer arse is warm and yer mitts are warm, yer noggin' can pay attention! Cheers.

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Heated seats are a hit with the wife after a weekend away with heavy rain and cool temps. This is the first bike we have had with them on and they really help for her comfort.
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Seat heater - alternate use

The wife enjoys the heated seat (Even though I had to tell her again where the switch was), she decided to put her gloves under her arse for a period of the ride, to get her "hand warmers". On the second setting it gets mighty toasty.
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I started to feel a "clunk" from time to time on my seat. What it could be? The heating works fine, no problem.
Just do not tell me to loose some 10 lbs :-))

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