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Has anyone installed a checkcorp.com scooter flexible heated seat system on their scooter? Any other heated seat kit?

How about hotgrips?

Heated vest?

Can you do all of things at once, or is that too much ?
 

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Hi Vicky

I had adjustable temperature heated grips fitted to my Big Burger before I took delivery last week. They're great in the chilly weather. :D

I've just wired in a flush-fitting, fuse-protected socket to the front (lockable) glovebox lid so I can use my Widder vest as well. This has been a godsend in the past and makes cold weather riding much more bearable.

For anybody who's interested, I have also created a bit of comfort for my good lady by attaching those heated wraps you can get from bike dealers to either end of a foot length of broom handle. I plug this into a lead and socket I have connected directly to the battery (via a fuse of course). She can now hold her own heated handlebar while we're tootling along, using its own On/Off switch as required. She loves it!
 

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Thanks, I had looked for heated seat kit information and had not found anything. I'd also read the entire aftermarket folder and didn't come across this info.

I like the idea of a heated vest, heated grips and heated seat. Of course I'm really ahead of myself, I don't have the scooter yet.

Vicky
 

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hmm, a heated seat would be nice on a cool day. One of the things about stopping for a break on a cool day is, parking the bike with the sun shining on the seat. Feels really nice and warm when we get back on. Same holds true though in summer, I try and find some shade for the seat, it gets Hot.
 

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chiefkeefe said:
...I have also created a bit of comfort for my good lady by attaching those heated wraps you can get from bike dealers to either end of a foot length of broom handle...
Hmmm, is giving the 'back seat driver' a length of broom handle really a wise idea? If she gets nervous about how you're taking corners in the rain, she might bop you one... :lol:
 

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Chiefkeefe wrote
I have also created a bit of comfort for my good lady by attaching those heated wraps you can get from bike dealers to either end of a foot length of broom handle. I plug this into a lead and socket I have connected directly to the battery (via a fuse of course).
frugality wrote:
Hmmm, is giving the 'back seat driver' a length of broom handle really a wise idea? If she gets nervous about how you're taking corners in the rain, she might bop you one...
I don't know what the "heated wraps" are, but this conjurs up a SHOCKING picture to me.:lol:
 

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Jim, what got me started thinking about the heated seat was looking at your mods. I'm really interested in making some changes to my seat, giving it a nose job, and I've been thinking about gel pads and doing something with my backrest to move it closer to the handlebars than the normal travel allows and if I start opening up the seat, it seems that adding this heater kit would really be a smart idea.

My DH has a heated corbin seat and heated grips and a heated vest. I want those comforts too.
 

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vickyg2003,

You got me thinking that too, hmm.

I would think, adding some padding to the butt stop, wouldn't be too hard to do. But you can't add too much, I added about 1/2" at the top, that's about all you could do without a new covering. You could also cut a new notch in the pipes farther away from the pad, maybe another 1/2" could be gained in the travel.

You might also try adjusting the handlebars a bit toward the seat.
 

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frugality said:
Hmmm, is giving the 'back seat driver' a length of broom handle really a wise idea? If she gets nervous about how you're taking corners in the rain, she might bop you one... :lol:
LOL :lol:

This is how they turned out: Pillion hand warmers {Link edited}

The heated wraps have Velcro fastenings and cost about £30 over here, available from most biking outlets. A couple of cable ties, a leftover piece of pipe insulation and some elasticated strapping (so SWMBO can't fall asleep and drop the device onto the road) complete the cheap solution. It works ... and I've yet to be clobbered with it!
 

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vickyg2003 said:
where did you get the fused socket?
I buy all my stuff from a company called Vehicle Wiring Products (scroll about half way down this page to see the DIN plugs and sockets that I used). I installed a simple ceramic fusebox inside the glovebox.
 

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I should have looked at your flag. I'm in the US.

So how much expertise does doing this stuff take. If this is going to be my new hobby I want to do it right.

I'm going to price out the seat heating kit, and getting heated grips, the extra socket for heated clothing is also on my agenda. My last hobby had me taking apart remote controls and soldering tiny chips and then downloading instructions to the new chip sets.

I like a challenge, but I have no idea where to start. I'm sure if I hang out here long enough, I'll pick up some pointers.

Vicky
 

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I've just been thinking about Vicky's heated seat investigations. I know that Corbin makes heated seats (at a price) but wondered whether something from the likes of Alaska Leather might help? They provide very comfortable sheepskin 'butt pads' and the Large Butt padsize fits the Burgman.
 

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Lapine Rider said:
We have lotsa discussion on this subject on file. A little creative use of the search function gave me these threads; there are many more.
How'd you do that Lapin Rider?
Every time I use the search feature I get about 400 threads about 40 posts deep each, and it would take hours to go through each one.
 

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NormanB said:
[...dead link (pour moir)
Ooops! I've altered the gallery/album setting to 'Public viewers'. I hope it works now. If not I'll find another fix. :(
 

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lilleyen said:
Every time I use the search feature I get about 400 threads about 40 posts deep each, and it would take hours to go through each one.
Change the radio button from the default to "Search for all terms". It will then limit the search to posts that contain all the terms rather than any post that contains any of the terms.
 

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Chief

http://www.checkcorp.com has a heated seat kit for scooters. I've been in touch with them and they want the measurements of my seat to price it out, problem is I don't actualy have the scooter yet. :lol: Talk about putting the cart before the horse. But its snowing, and I have motorcycle fever really bad.

Do you have pictures of your installations?

Vicky
 

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chiefkeefe said:
NormanB said:
[...dead link (pour moir)
Ooops! I've altered the gallery/album setting to 'Public viewers'. I hope it works now. If not I'll find another fix. :(
nope - still dead! :)
 
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