part interchange


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canadawing
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part interchange

Postby canadawing » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:42 pm



hi all, im a newby wing rider, just found this site and have a few questions.
I have a 2001 wing and if anyone knows if a newer heated seat will fit my ride, and i read about the toe warmers, are they stock or aftermarket, and will they work on my ride..
thanks all
rick and sonya from canada, eh!
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Re: part interchange

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:49 am

There are after market heated seats that fit your bike. A 2006 to 2010 OEM heated seat will also fit but, you will have to use after market controllers for it as there is more to the OEM comfort system than just the seat. The heat controllers for the OEM are mounted to the bike as well as the built in on/off temp switch, which is located on the front shelter trim.
Same goes for the toe warmers. These are small "doors" in the lower engine cover panels with cables "snaking" up to a control lever mounted just in front of the left glove box. I suppose they could be adapted to your 01 but the expense of them and the difficultly in adapting them to your 01 would seem cost/time prohibitive for little to no benefit.

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Re: part interchange

Postby thrasherg » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:01 pm

The OEM heated seat also requires the OEM heated grips and the OEM controller which I don't think will fit in the 2001 bodywork (That was what I was told), so your best bet is to find an aftermarket heated seat and wire that in with a controller. In 2006 the bodywork around the handlebars all changed and I understood that was when the heated seat became an OEM option. OEM is very expensive anyway, so better to look for an aftermarket option, or get heated clothing!!

And welcome to the site.. Hope you enjoy your wing.. :D

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Re: part interchange

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:25 pm

You can install the OEM heated seat without the heated grips but, after market controllers, such as those used for heated clothing, are required.
However, the complete OEM comfort package includes a heated passenger backrest and the grips mentioned and does require shelter changes that might not be compatible w/a 01 Wing. There were changes made to the 06 and up fairing and top shelter area.
I fear to do the complete comfort system, including the toe warmers would be a very expensive undertaking, even seeking used parts from a totaled Wing.
The OEM heated seats come up on another forum and on E-bay, now and then. Usually price around $250.00 Add to that the cost of the controllers and wiring makes seeking an after market heated seat very excellent advice, IMHO
I will also tell you the grips do their job very well, while the OEM seat and the passenger backrest are not worth the cost! You can feel the seat heat, I usually have to turn mine down to 2 or 3 on the control knob but, my bottom, nor my palms, are what need the heat in cold (below 40F) weather.
With the cost and difficulty involved, I would consider heated gloves and clothing for cold weather riding.

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Re: part interchange

Postby WOJCIECH » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:44 am

welcome! The seat can be installed heating grid, it will be cheaper, of course, thermostat, and heated handles are on sale!
www.hdlparts.com

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Re: part interchange

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Re: part interchange

Postby canadawing » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:53 pm

thanks everyone for your replys. lots of options now, lots to think about :D :D




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