Heated Seat
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2010 Vespa 300 Super, 2009 Genuine Stella
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Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:50 pm quote
Added heated seat to my LX150. My thinking is Heated seats and Heated grips along with a Scooter Skirt should keep me warm this winter.
The pad goes between the foam seat and the cover so removal of the cover is necessary.
Installation was easy enough but no instructions were included with this product so you have to figure it out yourself. The wiring is ready to go with no needed crimping or soldering. The wiring looks very clean and professional they have quick releases and even can be shortened by removing the middle sections on each group of wires. The switch is also very nice quality and it comes with a rain cover.

Performance:
Took the first spin around the block. Very happy, actually amazed, this should be standard equipment. It heats up pretty quickly and I can really feel the difference. I do notice that when i'm at a light the heat drops slightly back and as soon as you start back to any speed it heats up nicely again.
I'm very happy with this product so far. And I hope this heated seat along with my heated grips will keep me toasty this enire winter season.

Source:
http://www.sportsimportsllc.com/product/carbon_fiber_dual_temp_waterproof_single_pad_seat_heater_kit_sil-03.htm

Here is how it went down:


product


after removing the staples from the seat cover you should have something like this.

next you need to add the heat pad

I had to drill a hole to allow the cable to connect to the inside of the seat.

cable comes out here.

After putting the seat back together the only thing that can be felt on the seat side is a small bump from the cable. Since it's in this location it doesn't bother me.

next i needed a location for the switch. It might sound crazy but i wanted it within reatch and opted for this location. drill a 3/4 hole and clean out.

Here is the switch added.

The wiring under the seat. Clean hu?

power is pulled from this wire, which i have know idea what it is but was in a great location.

Here is the wiring under the seat


Switch installed

Everything is connect in this one area.


*This should be standard equipment. I LOVE IT!
Molto Verboso
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Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:30 pm quote
Nice! Keep yer buns toasty!

I loved this comment: "power is pulled from this wire, which i have know idea what it is but was in a great location."
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Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:08 am quote
Woah
Thats A Pretty Good Idea You've Got Going On There.

What is the actual heating pad? Like a electric blanket?

And what have you wired it up to?

Tar
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Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:35 am quote
Re: Woah
iamjoemckim wrote:
What is the actual heating pad? Like a electric blanket?

And what have you wired it up to?

Tar
It's just like a heating pad you use at home but it's 12volt and suppose to take more abuse (weather).
It's wired so that it's only on when the scooter is running, instead of straight to the battery and draining if forgotten to turn off.
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:31 am quote
very nice! I may need to pimp my scoot out with a heated ass pad.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:36 am quote
Re: Heated Seat
joel7269 wrote:
Added heated seat to my LX150.
May I put it on my blog?

http://lx125.skynetblogs.be
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:41 pm quote
Re: Heated Seat
LX125 wrote:
joel7269 wrote:
Added heated seat to my LX150.
May I put it on my blog?

http://lx125.skynetblogs.be
sure
Molto Verboso
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:41 pm quote
how many watt it draws?
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:15 pm quote
30w
4 amps on low 5 amps on high

I thought I read somewhere else that it only draws 3amp on low and 4 on high but can't find it. I don't know how well the battery will hold up with the seat and the grips running but i'll find out. The low setting is hot enough right now and I haven't had a battery problem.
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:32 pm quote
Ya I saw it draws a good amount of amps.
A battery tender might be a good additional accessory along with this.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:11 pm quote
awesome your project look very good!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:41 am quote
Hi Joel,

Do you also have pictures of the "basic black plastic base plate" of the seat?
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:15 am quote
Do you mean the main base under the seat padding? If so I never took the foam padding off of the black plastic base, so no I don't have a picture of that. I drilled from the top of the pad down to the base to allow the cable to come thru.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:50 am quote
joel7269 wrote:
Do you mean the main base under the seat padding?
Yes, that's what I meant.

Is the padding glued to the "base"?
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:59 am quote
LX125 wrote:
joel7269 wrote:
Do you mean the main base under the seat padding?
Yes, that's what I meant.

Is the padding glued to the "base"?
At first I thought it was glued but after I finished the drilling I noticed that it was only sticking a little bit. So I could have pulled it apart without making a mess.
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:30 am quote
I am fitting a harness for the use of electric (Gerbing) gloves. I have a GTS. All of my 35 mile commute is in town. I have today contacted Piaggio for information re the output of the charging system on the scoot. As I will be using these 22watt gloves this week, bearing in mind Piaggio take ages to reply, I am fitting 35/35watt headlight just to make sure the system can definately cope even at low rev town work. If anyone is interested I will post Piaggio reply when I get it.
ps I know the lights will be less bright but it is all town work and I`ll be even more careful than usual
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:54 pm quote
What's a Battery Tender?

I'm a little concerned with how much the heated seat draws from the battery. I don't have a long commute to/from work so I wouldn't be using it except for the really long drives. Tis a nice upgrade definitely. I'd like to hear how it holds up thru the season. Please keep us updated.

Thanks,
Tim
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:18 pm quote
vespinoy_pazzo wrote:
What's a Battery Tender?...
Google is your friend

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=battery+tender&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:20 am quote
very good idea ! and very nice work !! i won't tell you what "having hot to ass" means for a girl in french...
have a good run !
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Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:45 am quote
Wow, I'm totally impressed, that is a great job with the heated seat that you did. I especially like the location for the on/off switch for the seat though, that is great! Thanks for taking the time to post such detailed photos too along with the captions.
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Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:32 pm quote
Wow, can you do that with the split seat on the GTV?

-A
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Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:52 pm quote
heated seat
Hey joel, great idea and a real nice installation----even here in north Florida it gets chilly and that would come in handy. It will not draw anything from the battery as long as its only on with the engine running, the charging system will power it. I carry a small solar panel with me that I can hook up while parked to top off the battery anywhere, so I dont need a place to plug in a battery tender. Art
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