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Davemc37
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PostPosted: 11:38 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Has any manufacturer ever tried heated seats on bikes? Reply with quote

As I froze my ass off on the a13 last night I wondered if there was any reason why we don’t have heated seats on bikes like we now get in cars.

Is there some concern about water ingress or is it more to do with Betty swollocks?
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PostPosted: 11:43 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goldwings can get heated seats and you can buy aftermarket heated seat pads for any bike.

Or, get a bike with an underseat exhaust Thumbs Up .
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PostPosted: 12:07 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirty cheap chinese heated grips (two square heat pads and some shrink wrap to hold them around your grip).

Tape them down under your bum, wire in and bobs your uncle Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 12:07 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bike has heated seats, Triumph Trophy 1200.

They are utterly brilliant when it is cold and wet, Something about keeping your core temperature up so I am told.

Mine has 2 heat settings and independent control for the rider and pillion. They came with the bike thankfully because they are utterly stupid money to get as extras.

Edited for the price - £280 for rider seat and £240 for pillion seat. If I had to pay wifie would be getting a cold fanny.
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PostPosted: 12:50 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really need them in this country?
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PostPosted: 12:55 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an aftermarket heated seat kit.

Really easy to fit. Unpick seat staples, peel back cover, double sided tape the heat pad down, route cabling through seat base and up to handlebars for the switch. Re-attach cover. Wire into ignition if you want to be fancy.
Looks like this.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ME8AAOSw4HVWFQKN/s-l300.jpg
Got it off ebay,around £40.
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PostPosted: 13:10 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

linuxyeti wrote:
Really need them in this country?


No, but then I don't NEED a motorbike, or a canal boat, or a wife. Wink

In seriousness, I haven't used them much, but when I have been cold, even a summers evening when the temp drops and I haven't got a heavy jacket on, they make such a difference. I thought before using them, 'my bum doesn't get cold, why do I need heated seats' but it is so much more than just a warm bum. Thumbs Up

Buying a bike without them wouldn't be a game changer, but buying one with them would certainly be a big plus.
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PostPosted: 14:22 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're an option on BMW GT bikes, I'd guess probably on new GS's too.
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PostPosted: 15:55 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yamaha have been putting them as standard on their big scooters for awhile and i think they are an option on the big tourers like pretty much every body else Thumbs Up .
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PostPosted: 16:02 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

linuxyeti wrote:
Really need them in this country?


Don't need electric bikes in this country either, they still want to push.

Don't need more than 70mph.

Don't need to eat pizza to be happy.

Still do. Laughing
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PostPosted: 17:18 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus wept, not another name change.
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PostPosted: 19:01 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
Jesus wept, not another name change.


Keeps forgetting his username?
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PostPosted: 20:12 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought those big BMW scooters had them?

If they are an option on the GT, maybe people put them on as an option, and or an aftermarket thing?
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PostPosted: 20:58 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrDonnyBrago wrote:
Or, get a bike with an underseat exhaust Thumbs Up .

This, and it's normally your extremities (hands/feet/legs) that get cold.
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Courier265
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PostPosted: 22:57 - 02 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the solution is simple and costs 149 quid..

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/214867

or you can make your own...
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PostPosted: 10:24 - 03 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Courier265 wrote:
And the solution is simple and costs 149 quid..

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/214867

or you can make your own...


Solution was only £20 for a 2 stage heat pad to fit to my 650 Deauville.

A heated seat means you can defrost your seat before you get on it, heated trousers you can't.
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PostPosted: 19:38 - 10 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had them on my BMW R1200RT Thumbs Up They’re surprisingly effective, but not as effective as a heated waistcoat
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PostPosted: 19:53 - 10 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

sickpup wrote:


A heated seat means you can defrost your seat before you get on it, heated trousers you can't.


Will increase popularity of chaps Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 21:02 - 10 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its an option on the 650 burgman
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PostPosted: 21:28 - 10 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's only my hands that get cold. I don't see a need for a heated seat.
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PostPosted: 21:32 - 10 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you need your phone?
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PostPosted: 22:22 - 10 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I don't need is a phone full of nobcat pictures....
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PostPosted: 22:52 - 10 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Access the camera and film yourself having a poo"

"stop motion animation"

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PostPosted: 23:03 - 10 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
"Access the camera and film yourself having a poo"

"stop motion animation"

Whistle


Those links are broken Ste mate. Sad
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