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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to upgrade my 11 XR with a heated seat. Went with the Victory "Touring seat". A bit thicker cushion, so I sit up a bit higher. Not a lot higher, but just a bit. Love keeping my arse warm on the cold mornings! The only complaint is the switches. Toggles are awkward to use while riding. Although I guess if it's cold out you just turn it on before you hop on. I may see about moving the switches to the handlebars sometime

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I put the same heated seat on my 2011 XC in the first year. I agree about the location of the toggles. I just left the two of them in the up position at all times.

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I agree, whoever thought locating the switches behind the case is an idiot, so I relocated the switches to the triangular area ahead of the left side case. Very easily accessed. Ditched the toggles for more flush rockers.

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Just picked up my XR on saturday and got a heated touring seat along with it. Haven't had a chance to install yet so I'm curious about the switch relocation. Anyone have pictures of what they did for reference?
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Ricz, I'm in the same boat as the rest of them - can you send pictures of how you relocated your seat switches? That's one of my major complaints for my CCT - wearing heavy winter gloves, it's impossible to adjust the seat heat. Sometimes I set them before if leave, but then it's never "right" later on. Thanks, - Mike

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I agree, whoever thought locating the switches behind the case is an idiot, so I relocated the switches to the triangular area ahead of the left side case. Very easily accessed. Ditched the toggles for more flush rockers.
I would like to see a pic of that, please
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Stand by while I take the photos and post them. Hopefully it will be later today.

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I will also need to know what switched you used and if you have a link to them. I can probably handle the rest. Hell, I just wired an 02' RK with cruise on Saturday for my brother.
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DR, you'll have to go by the picture to determine which switch was used. The guy who customized my saddle had 'em and put it in. I can operate them with winter gloves.

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Here is a pic of the heated saddle switches on my XR. Placed where I can easily reach them. I hope Ma Vic takes notice.
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