GL1500 Heated Seat


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GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby heidebill » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:01 pm



Has anyone done the conversion, or attempted to install a Heated Seat on a 1500



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Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby heidebill » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:20 pm

I take it that so far no one has seen or know of a heated seat conversion for a 1500
Would be an interesting thing to takle.
Might give it a shot with the heated garment wire kit you can buy???

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Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:42 pm

I have a pair of Gerbing's heated gloves that I absolutely love. Those, along with the clothing I already have (non-electric) keeps me warm down to freezing, below which I don't really want to ride. The warm hands (fingers mostly!) makes a huge difference however. If I were to add anything, it might be the heated insoles.

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Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby Tris » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:23 pm

Don't know about a heated seat, but we've been using heated jacket liners and gloves for a few years now. They work great. Allows us to get out even in winter, so long as the roads are dry.

Had heated grips on my last bike and I have to say, they were wonderful. At first I thought "who needs em". But after a few rides in the rain, or cool weather and I was a believer. One of the first additions for my GW.

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Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:58 pm

I think this can easily be done but the best idea would be to actually by a seat heater kit. You can get them for a motorcycle here:

https://www.heatedseatkits.com/heatedse ... index.html
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby heidebill » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:42 pm

I just purchased a Kit Form These people
I'll do the install and send a report

http://cozywinters.com/shop/heated-motorcycle-seat.html


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Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby ka4yqi » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:20 pm

Thanks for that link. Seems they have just about anuthing I need for the motorcycle or samuria to keep warm out in the cold.

http://cozywinters.com/shop/heated-motorcycle-seat.html

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Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby heidebill » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:48 am

I purchased the heated seat kit from Cozy Winters, $99 Plus $37 shipping, as I had specified several times to ship USPS, they got lazy and shipped it UPS which cost me another $92, that brought the price up to $230, very expensive, I called Cozy Winters and expressed my unhappiness, they said they would refund the $37
If you live in Canada and ship something from the US and it comes UPS or FEDEX you get tagged brokerage freight and taxes, very expensive on small items, I always specify USPS then I don't have that extra expense

Looking forward to doing the install, I am also doing a video on the modification and will post it on youtube when complete
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Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

Postby robb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:51 pm

One would be nice. I have a couple of 12v heat pads that are used in camera housings to prevent fogging. Stick one in back pocket for a cozy feeling on cold day. Will have to try in seat now.




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