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NEW SADDLEMEN HEATED SEAT

Making Every Ride More Comfortable

Photos and text by ROGUE
10/2/2021


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 I get to ride all over the country and in all kinds of weather. I have made many changes to my 2009 FLHTC over the years and one of them was to install a Saddlemen Heated Seat.

The seat was very comfortable and allowed me to ride more miles in a day. The heated part has been used when I ride in different parts of the country where it adds to my comfort in chilly conditions.
 

 The original Saddlemen seat was installed on 1/29/2012 and had 117251 miles on it, when I decided to replace it. It had been subject to every kind of weather condition you can think of and even though it was still comfortable and the heater worked the leather was starting to crack. Not surprising with the miles and weather conditions it was subject to.

 

 I purchased this new Saddlemen seat and installed it on 9/23/2021. This new one has gel pads in it and separate new styled switches for heating the rider and passenger sections. Looks like I am going to continue being spoiled. I like and think I deserve that LOL.

 

 

 The first thing was to reposition the rear seat tab. After doing that, the seat was placed on the shelf while the wiring was handled.

 I removed the main fuse before working on the wiring.

 
Fuse Removed Before Doing Wiring
Fuse Removed Before Doing Wiring

 
 
Removing Wiring From Old Seat
Removing Wiring From Old Seat

 
Bottom Of New Seat Showing Wiring
Bottom Of New Seat Showing Wiring

 
 
New Seat Wiring
New Seat Wiring

 
 
Some Of The Wiring Placed  Under Battery Tray
Some Of The Wiring Placed Under Battery Tray

 
 
Wiring Out Of Seat For New Install
Wiring Out Of Seat For New Install

 
 
I removed the wiring with the older seat and replaced it with the new updated loom. I was able to raise the battery tray and put the relay and some of the wiring in a section between the frame and fender, so that I could get at them without a lot of problems. I left enough length to be able to remove the seat easily should I have to and marked the connectors so that I would be sure to re-connect them properly during reassembling. The power wires were run down to the fuse panel. Each section of the seat has its own fuses. I ran the wires, so they are easy to get at.
 
Wiring At Power Siurce So That Power Goes On and Off With They Ignition Switch.
Wiring At Power Siurce So That Power Goes On and Off With They Ignition Switch.

 

 It was an easy installation but did require paying attention to a few details.

 

Green light is on for low heat setting
Green light is on for low heat setting

 

Red Light Is On For Higher Heat
Red Light Is On For Higher Heat

 The new seat is very comfortable and yes, I did try out the two heat ranges even though I am in Florida. No, I did not have to leave them on long to know they would do their job when the weather changes or I ride north.

Contact Saddlemen
Contact Saddlemen

 

 If you want comfort in a seat Saddlemen has a wide assortment for many model motorcycles. Some models are available with heaters. You can find out more by visiting their website at https://saddlemen.com/ 

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