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Old 11-14-2012, 10:17 AM   #16
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I've thought about this one.

http://www.motosport.com/atv/MOOSE-INTERNAL-SEAT-HEATER
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #17
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I just installed some of the ebay "carbon fiber element" seat heaters in my jeep. They kick out quite a bit of heat. As soon as they warmed up, my first thought was to order one for the bike. Pretty cheap, not much current draw, no hassle usage, and I'd totally forget it's there until I wanted it. Only downside I can see is the minimal contact I have with the seat.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:00 PM   #18
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Invitation for monkey butt...?

I'm in the "buy the right gear" camp on this one. Interesting idea, but not one I'd take an action on personally.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #19
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I just installed some of the ebay "carbon fiber element" seat heaters in my jeep. They kick out quite a bit of heat. As soon as they warmed up, my first thought was to order one for the bike. Pretty cheap, not much current draw, no hassle usage, and I'd totally forget it's there until I wanted it. Only downside I can see is the minimal contact I have with the seat.
I literally just clicked "buy it now" on the same exact one before I read this..lol.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #20
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I purchased a heated seat pad from Walmart for $20 or so and removed the heating element. Took the cover off my seat (tip: you don't need to remove the whole cover, just enough so you can reach the area you want. Makes for much easier re-assembly when most of the seat cover is still in place.) and put the element where I thought it should go. I think I used duct tape to hold it in place.

Ran some wires and installed a simple on/off switch.

The seat does take a little while before I can feel the warmth, but then it stays nice. It doesn't transform my cold weather riding like having a heated vest, but it's a little extra that's nice.

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #21
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Look at http://www.symtec-inc.com/ They have heated grips, seat elements and handlebar controllers
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:57 PM   #22
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If you look for heated ATV seats you will find all sorts of inexpensive options. Here is an heated ATV seat cover that can be used on all your bikes.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kolpin-Heate...cb8456&vxp=mtr
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:06 PM   #23
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Spenser modified the seat on my '06 ST1300 and had him stick a carbotex car heated seat element in it. I had it for 4 years and had no problems with it. It was great to flip on the heat when it was under 30 degrees outside.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #24
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It was great to flip on the heat when it was under 30 degrees outside.
Under 30? Heck, I flip mine on around 60 degrees.

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:23 AM   #25
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My cheap and dirty solution to heat is a $10 drug store heating pad plugged into a $10 70 watt inverter. The heating pad is about 12" X 18", water proof, 110V, 50 watts, with a 3 level thermostat built into the cord. You can sit on it, put it inside your jacket front or back, or whatever. It gets too hot to use when set on high. It's 10 years old now and still working great. The only drawback is people look at you funny when you walk around with a white 110V cord dangling from under your jacket.
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