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  • Offline RedMerle   gb

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    Question about heated seats
    on: Apr 28, 2020, 03.15 pm
    Apr 28, 2020, 03.15 pm
    Good afternoon.
    I've just seen a very nice looking late Trophy SE for sale, with negligible mileage showing and I'm tempted...
    On closer inspection, it's missing the heated seats that I love on my Explorer. I've checked online and these seem to be unobtainable now. Is this the case, or am I missing something?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Question about heated seats
    Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 2020, 04.05 pm
    Apr 28, 2020, 04.05 pm
    Thay are no longer available from Dealers, and are quite a rarity now.

    They do pop up now and again in the Forum "For Sale" Section,
    and on places like "eBay" so keep an eye on those.

    Cheers  :821:



    Last Edit: Apr 28, 2020, 04.52 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Question about heated seats
    Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 2020, 04.15 pm
    Apr 28, 2020, 04.15 pm
    Thank you  :028:
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    Re: Question about heated seats
    Reply #3 on: Apr 28, 2020, 05.03 pm
    Apr 28, 2020, 05.03 pm
    Russell Day Long seats can be purchased with a heat option as well.  Obviously, not OEM though.

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    Re: Question about heated seats
    Reply #4 on: Apr 28, 2020, 05.18 pm
    Apr 28, 2020, 05.18 pm
    What are they like please?
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    Re: Question about heated seats
    Reply #5 on: Apr 28, 2020, 05.30 pm
    Apr 28, 2020, 05.30 pm
    My Russell heated seats are probably the #1 item that I added to this bike. The seat is comfortable for multiple long days in a row, and the heat works well.

    I am/was planning a several thousand mile trip this summer, and the RDL seat makes that possible - the stock seats were fine for one long riding day, maybe two, but that was it. The RDL is comfortable even after the third 12 hour day.

    If I found a set of stock heated seats, I would send them to Russell and have them rebuild the seats anyway - they're that good.

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    Re: Question about heated seats
    Reply #6 on: Apr 28, 2020, 06.33 pm
    Apr 28, 2020, 06.33 pm
    An RDL is in my future.  Sadly, not the near future  :012:.  The biggest downside is the cost.  They are expensive but not as expensive as not riding your bike because it isn't comfortable for hours on end.  I was fortunate that I have a second set of seats that came with the bike when I bought it so they will eventually end up at RDL.

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    Re: Question about heated seats
    Reply #7 on: Apr 28, 2020, 06.35 pm
    Apr 28, 2020, 06.35 pm
    Interesting  :028:

    Does anyone have a photo of what this looks like please?
    Do you need to start off with a heated diner seat to get a heated end result?
    13 Tiger 1200 Red, White & Gold  - 2013 to date
    Ď14 Trophy 1200 SE Ruby Red - 2021 to date
    Ď15 Trophy 1200 SE Silver - 2021 to date
    Iím not fussy, as long as itís built in Hinckley or Solihull and tours, or goes off road, Iím happy!