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    Seat heater easy way
    on: Feb 28, 2019, 08.13 pm
    Feb 28, 2019, 08.13 pm

    After receiving the single seat heating kit from Ali Express ($ 20.00) I have it installed on the rider seat today. Installation took about an hour and half. Total cost is $ 45.00 I tested it while riding back home on setting 1 and it works well.
    Only part that I will replace is the setting switch with a more waterproof one as you can see below.



















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    Re: Seat heater easy way
    Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2019, 09.18 pm
    Feb 28, 2019, 09.18 pm
    That's an interesting and cheap option to turn any motorcycle seat into a heated one I guess. :002:

    Replacing a seat cover isn't easy is it, it's difficult to remove all the creases/hide the extra thing that's underneath it.

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    Re: Seat heater easy way
    Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2019, 05.53 pm
    Mar 01, 2019, 05.53 pm
    I'm not trying to be being clever here, but I've tried switching on my heated seat (fitted as standard) and really couldn't see any benefit, even in winter.  Am I missing something? I mean are they supposed to do something other than heat your bum?  It seems to be a lot of technology which I'll never use.
    Last Edit: Mar 01, 2019, 05.58 pm by Novocastrian
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    Re: Seat heater easy way
    Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2019, 08.03 pm
    Mar 01, 2019, 08.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
    I'm not trying to be being clever here, but I've tried switching on my heated seat (fitted as standard) and really couldn't see any benefit, even in winter.  Am I missing something? I mean are they supposed to do something other than heat your bum?  It seems to be a lot of technology which I'll never use.

    Let me make a guess. Could it be that your Biketek heated inner jacket  provides you enough heat you need?   🤔😀

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    Re: Seat heater easy way
    Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2019, 08.14 pm
    Mar 01, 2019, 08.14 pm
    *Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
    I'm not trying to be being clever here, but I've tried switching on my heated seat (fitted as standard) and really couldn't see any benefit, even in winter.  Am I missing something? I mean are they supposed to do something other than heat your bum?  It seems to be a lot of technology which I'll never use.

    Is it actually working I'm wondering?

    I use mine a fair bit, setting number 2 gets almost too hot at times, I often end up switching it off before I get to work etc.

    I'd say that it certainly helps keep the rest of my torso and legs warm due to the blood flow aspect, I wouldn't want to be without it now.

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    Re: Seat heater easy way
    Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2019, 08.19 pm
    Mar 01, 2019, 08.19 pm
    ndursun, you could be right.  The heated inner jacket does the business very well. If the heated seat has the effect of warming up other parts of the body then fair enough.  I just thought when I switch it on (and yes it works), I've never really felt it benefitted me. I was really wondering if it helped people cover more miles by having some sort of pain relieving effect on a numb bum 😊
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    Re: Seat heater easy way
    Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2019, 08.39 pm
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    On my first 30 min test ride I used setting 1 for 15 min. and switched it off. Did not need it for the rest 15 min.
    As Earthman says setting 2 is to be used for short intervals and this is warned likewise on some brand's user manuals

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    Re: Seat heater easy way
    Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2019, 08.53 pm
    Mar 01, 2019, 08.53 pm
    I don't use heated clothing, so the heated seat lets me ride with just a jacket (+ winter liner) in near-freezing temperatures without much of a problem.
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