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Old 11-09-2012, 12:04 AM   #11
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The seat won't keep ur hands warm and I have never had a problem with my butt getting cold
The blood in your butt circulates up to the torso, keeping vital organs warm, which keeps blood flowing to the extremities, keeping them warm. When your torso gets cold, the flow of blood is slowed to the extremities and that's why your hands and feet get cold first. Hand warmers are great, but that's going about it backwards.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #12
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There's plenty of heat in the seat even without an electrically heated seat once the engine warms up (and if you have some good lowers like the JTDs with vents closed) on my XC.

I'm no biologist or circulatory specialist, but my experience is that the amount of heat distributed through the body from a warm posterier can't keep up with the heat loss from exposed or under insulated body parts. Having the proper layering for warmth keeps the heat in even when the wind is blowing across the surface areas and accelerating the heat dissipation.

Without all that other stuff, no heated seat is going to keep you warm all over on a motorcycle. Maybe it would work inside a car where you are protected from the wind.

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #13
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I would have to agree with both of you, if you are bitter cold the heated seat may help, but my body from my feet to my hands stay warm on this bike, its just my fingers and hands that get cold. Both good points though!
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #14
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I never said a heated seat is going to keep you warm and toasty from your toes to your fingertips. What I did imply was a heated seat is going to prevent them from getting cold for a longer period of time. I have ridden down into the high 20s and yes, my fingers eventually got cold after about an hour. Of course I'm attired for winter temps, starting with Cycle Gear's Freeze-Out underliners from top to bottom. They really work well. And no, I don't have heated grips, but I may add them.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #15
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i would definitely reccomend the vic heated grips so far got down to 29 degrees here and havent even tried the high setting yet
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There's plenty of heat in the seat even without an electrically heated seat once the engine warms up (and if you have some good lowers like the JTDs with vents closed) on my XC.

I'm no biologist or circulatory specialist, but my experience is that the amount of heat distributed through the body from a warm posterier can't keep up with the heat loss from exposed or under insulated body parts. Having the proper layering for warmth keeps the heat in even when the wind is blowing across the surface areas and accelerating the heat dissipation.

Without all that other stuff, no heated seat is going to keep you warm all over on a motorcycle. Maybe it would work inside a car where you are protected from the wind.

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dont really know why anyone would want heated seat in a car unless u have back problems which i do but dont think a heated seat on a bike would help but the back rest does make a big diffence
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