I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

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I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by Aaron » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:43 am

I installed a heated seat today.

With winter approaching, and I do ride to work every day, I thought bugger it and bought one.

Was a bit of a job, with lots of plastics to remove.

It was the Yamaha accessory heated seat. Came with good instructions.

When I removed it out of its box, it has the brand "Shad" on the bottom of it. So Yamaha must have got Shad seats to build it.

I took it for a ride once installed to see if it works, and it's very good. It got hotter than I imagined it would. I rode with jeans on, and today was about 17 C, and the seat got so hot I had to turn it to low power. It has high and low power setting.

So should work very well in winter when I often get 2 - 4 C cold mornings.

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Re: I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by rayb » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:58 am

Stick a couple of rashers under your bum and you can have a bacon butty when you get to work. :)

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Re: I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by Maxsymuppet » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:33 pm

If I want a heated seat I just eat a tin of beans!

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Re: I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by SkuTorr » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:22 pm

Or get it straight from SHAD in Spain:

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Re: I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by kishan » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:06 pm

abit pointless as summer is round the corner haha but anyways im sure it will come in good use in winter
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Re: I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by Liam » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:21 am

kishan wrote:abit pointless as summer is round the corner haha but anyways im sure it will come in good use in winter
or might be southern hemisphere?
Blasting round the antarctic somewhere..
I had a non heated Shad comfort seat on my mk4. I didn't notice much extra comfort!

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Re: I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by MrGrumpy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:28 am

Liam wrote:
kishan wrote:abit pointless as summer is round the corner haha but anyways im sure it will come in good use in winter
or might be southern hemisphere?
Yes, Aaron is from Australia. There again, their winter is better than our summer!

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Re: I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by Maxsymuppet » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:34 pm

MrGrumpy wrote:
Liam wrote:
kishan wrote:abit pointless as summer is round the corner haha but anyways im sure it will come in good use in winter
or might be southern hemisphere?
Yes, Aaron is from Australia. There again, their winter is better than our summer!
Not difficult!

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Re: I installed a heated seat on my 2014 Tmax (Mk 4)

Post by Aaron » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:45 pm

So to give a little report, I've been using my seat, and its great.

Being late April its not too cold just yet. (will be coldest in June/July/Aug)

This morning's ride to work (https://goo.gl/maps/mGjF6o8M4R72) it was showing 10 Deg Celsius on my dashboard. (this temp will get down to 2-5 C in the coming months)

So I had the seat on high power, but after about 10 mins had to turn it to low power, just gets soooo hot under your bum. But the heater does extend toward the very front of the seat, so having your legs forward while sitting, also heats up the top part of your legs.

Comfort wise, it seems to have a little thicker padding than the standard seat. But I found the standard seat comfortable

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