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I am about to buy a Corbin seat for my 2016 Burgman 650 Executive.

It has heated seats and grips. But Corbin doesn't offer the heated seat for my model. They said I will lose that function, so I guess they will disconnect it somehow (I will talk to one of their installers tomorrow to see if I can verify).

My question is, will disconnecting the seat affect the heated grips? I LOVE the heated grips and don't want to lose that function.

I'm trying to get an answer from a dealer and thought I would canvas the assembled wisdom here.

Thanks!
 

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Not sure if Corbin could remove the stock heat pad and put it in the new seat. but a good upholstery shop should be able to....
 

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One has to wonder what's so difficult about installing their own heated pad in the seat. Doesn't seem like it would be that different from previous models.
 

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I am about to buy a Corbin seat for my 2016 Burgman 650 Executive.

It has heated seats and grips. But Corbin doesn't offer the heated seat for my model. They said I will lose that function, so I guess they will disconnect it somehow (I will talk to one of their installers tomorrow to see if I can verify).

My question is, will disconnecting the seat affect the heated grips? I LOVE the heated grips and don't want to lose that function.

I'm trying to get an answer from a dealer and thought I would canvas the assembled wisdom here.

Thanks!
DelrayBeacher I feel your pain. I really wanted a Corbin seat on mine but I would not give up the heated seat feature to get it. I've loosely looked at finding someone to try to do a custom seat using the original heating element but haven't seen it yet. If I had any talent in that field, I would try to do it myself. The heated grips as mentioned byflash2002 above, I am pretty sure they are on separate circuit from the seat. I had looked at the schematic some time back when I was trying to figure out what to do for my bike.
 

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"I am pretty sure they are on separate circuit from the seat. I had looked at the schematic some time back"

That's encouraging, thank you.

I will ask the installer to disconnect the seat circuit but leave it available if I put the stock seat back someday, since I may end up keeping the Corbin longer than the Burgman (if the Burgman 650 is indeed going the way of the dinosaurs, I will probably want a low mileage '18/'19 in about two years).

In South Florida, we get 50-degree nights in January and February and the heated grips feel great. On the "high" setting they are almost too hot to touch; I'm guessing they are made to be felt through gloves.

On the other hand, the Burgman's heated seat has always felt lukewarm to me -- literally lukewarm, it never seems to get hot.
 

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"I am pretty sure they are on separate circuit from the seat. I had looked at the schematic some time back"

That's encouraging, thank you.

I will ask the installer to disconnect the seat circuit but leave it available if I put the stock seat back someday, since I may end up keeping the Corbin longer than the Burgman (if the Burgman 650 is indeed going the way of the dinosaurs, I will probably want a low mileage '18/'19 in about two years).

In South Florida, we get 50-degree nights in January and February and the heated grips feel great. On the "high" setting they are almost too hot to touch; I'm guessing they are made to be felt through gloves.

On the other hand, the Burgman's heated seat has always felt lukewarm to me -- literally lukewarm, it never seems to get hot.
I use the heated seat sort of regularly. My opinion is that it works pretty well. A typical winter AM winter morning work ride can be down to the mid teens. There have been several times I have wished there was a low setting on the heat control. Either mine works very well or I am too sensitive in that region.
 

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It's an easy check. Just unplug the seat heat connector under the seat. Then try the heated grips (remember you have to be moving for those to work!!!). I think you'll find they work just fine. Unplugging the seat heat connector is just like turning the function off.
 

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I don't understand this heated seat thing, I mean, there's always plenty of hot air blowin around down there:poop:. Uh:oops:,, cause your sittin on the engine!!:giggle: yeah that's it!
 

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"It's an easy check. Just unplug the seat heat connector under the seat .... I think you'll find they work just fine."

You are correct, sir. And thank you.

I thought of unplugging that before but was looking for the connection in front of the battery, which doesn't want to be unplugged (photo ... heat circuit on the left; light circuit on the right).

The place to unplug is located under the back of the rider's seat (second photo). I unplugged it and the heated grips work fine, which I'm grateful for.
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If you want to sell your heated seat I would be interested, please reply or text me at 815-531-9481
 
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