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  • Offline jakebake   gb

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    toasted nuts ............
    on: March 09, 2022, 06:54:00 pm
    March 09, 2022, 06:54:00 pm
    My gen 2 XR was in for its service this week and they gave me a loaner GS to ride. Temperature was 4 deg so a very cold day ( by UK standards ) and after 10mins of riding I started to feel a warm sensation around by backside ( no I had not peed myself)   it was a heated seat !
    Prior to this,  if anyone would have told me about a heated seat for motorbikes I would have laughed it off as a big sales gimmick , but on a cold day it was genuinely a great option to have on a bike and worked perfectly and kept everything nice and toasty

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    Re: toasted nuts ............
    Reply #1 on: March 09, 2022, 07:06:30 pm
    March 09, 2022, 07:06:30 pm
    I have this sense of foreboding about heated seats.

    Fine if you have managed to complete your morning 'ablutions' prior to setting out - but if not, I think it will just increase the pressure 'down there'

    You know what's worse than a cold arse?     :138:

    But - as Harry would say: 


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    Re: toasted nuts ............
    Reply #2 on: March 09, 2022, 07:42:00 pm
    March 09, 2022, 07:42:00 pm
    *Originally Posted by jakebake [+]
    My gen 2 XR was in for its service this week and they gave me a loaner GS to ride. Temperature was 4 deg so a very cold day ( by UK standards ) and after 10mins of riding I started to feel a warm sensation around by backside ( no I had not peed myself)   it was a heated seat !
    Prior to this,  if anyone would have told me about a heated seat for motorbikes I would have laughed it off as a big sales gimmick , but on a cold day it was genuinely a great option to have on a bike and worked perfectly and kept everything nice and toasty

    Of a Wednesday morn there’s a bike meet not a million miles away from you, place called Hoar Park couple of mates have GS’s who give and take a reasonable amount of stick for owning such, one turns up today telling us about a trip last weekend to Wales about a guy who turned up on his GS and was wearing an electric suit which you can imagine the uproar....but when he said he had electric socks 😳 on we nearly spilt our coffees 😀

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    Reply #3 on: March 09, 2022, 08:20:06 pm
    March 09, 2022, 08:20:06 pm
    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    Of a Wednesday morn there’s a bike meet not a million miles away from you, place called Hoar Park couple of mates have GS’s who give and take a reasonable amount of stick for owning such, one turns up today telling us about a trip last weekend to Wales about a guy who turned up on his GS and was wearing an electric suit which you can imagine the uproar....but when he said he had electric socks 😳 on we nearly spilt our coffees 😀

    I have Keis heated insoles which are bliss when you have diabetes and a tendency for blood flow to the extremities to be turned off at the slightest chill. I also use bar muffs for the same reason.

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    Re: toasted nuts ............
    Reply #4 on: March 09, 2022, 09:25:16 pm
    March 09, 2022, 09:25:16 pm
    I use a heated jacket and gloves when the temps start to drop a little. As with many, prior to trying them out I was of the opinion 'pfff, what a bunch of pussies'. I now wear this heat whenever the temp drops below 50f(10c). It is so nice to be able to stay warm and toasty when the day day starts out cold. And no, I don't give a monkey's left t.sticle what anyone thinks. I also put on muffs for the winter, look like sh!te, but they work. Then back to no handguards for the summer.

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    Re: toasted nuts ............
    Reply #5 on: March 10, 2022, 01:54:41 pm
    March 10, 2022, 01:54:41 pm
    The first time a drove a car with heated seats, I did think what did I just do why is my ass getting warm, what the hell’s going on!


    On the biking side of life:

    I have a pair of heated socks, they make me happy when it's freezing cold and the student pitches up in trainers and thin jeans.  I’ll have the socks on feet toasty, heated grips on hands toasty and my heated body warmer on snug as a bug in a rug meanwhile they are freezing to death!

    If by the age of 20 something you've not worked out it gets cold, then you deserve to get cold.
    “do let them stop and get warmed up” I’m not a complete monster!  :007:  Most of the time  :084:

    On the flip side a good mate has a Goldwing heated everything seat the lot, he got a hated suit for Christmas, anyway we when you’re for a ride out -3c stopped at a set of lights my mates bright Red and sweating hard we had to stop so he could turn it all down! :745:
    Too much of a good thing.

    I’d rather be warm and turn it down or take it off then being cold and miserable, modem motorcycle equipment is very good and there’s no point in be un-happy.
    After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.