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Are you doing the bike plug or the seat plug. I guess I'm asking are you doing this at the plug that the seat plugs into, or are you doing this on the plug that is on the seat itself? I know it's confusing, because I'm confused..............

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Are you doing the bike plug or the seat plug. I guess I'm asking are you doing this at the plug that the seat plugs into, or are you doing this on the plug that is on the seat itself? I know it's confusing, because I'm confused..............
From the pics he posted, the bike side of the harness.
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Are you doing the bike plug or the seat plug. I guess I'm asking are you doing this at the plug that the seat plugs into, or are you doing this on the plug that is on the seat itself? I know it's confusing, because I'm confused..............
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Here is the 2006 schematic I have. Note that on the BIKE side of the connector, the common ground is still shown as GREEN with a BLACK STRIPE.
I'd recommend reading all of Fred's posts thoroughly. You don't want any doubt if/when you cut that wire.

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Thanks for the help. If by chance I do not notice a difference can I connect back to original? I don't think it would be a problem? Thanks again

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Thanks Fred. Just completed the seat Mod. Works great. I had to turn the seat down to setting 3. Thanks again Fred. Buzz

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I got my wife on the new bike for the first time yesterday and even with the rear seat on MAX, she said she could only barely feel them getting warm.

So it looks like I will have to cut the other green/black ground wire and add a 10K ohm resistor to it as well so her seat gets warmer.

It only really seems to be a problem when you try to use them in temps that are only marginally cool, like around 60 degrees or so. Below that, the thermistors seem to let them come on ok and work.

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I got my wife on the new bike for the first time yesterday and even with the rear seat on MAX, she said she could only barely feel them getting warm.

So it looks like I will have to cut the other green/black ground wire and add a 10K ohm resistor to it as well so her seat gets warmer.

It only really seems to be a problem when you try to use them in temps that are only marginally cool, like around 60 degrees or so. Below that, the thermistors seem to let them come on ok and work.
I was going to ask about this...

There are two Green-with-black-stripe wires and both are green on the other side of the connector. So how did you determine which one goes to front or back?

My wife likes the seat warmers even in mild temps to sooth her back. I'd like to add this so I can get her seat to heat up even in mild temps.

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I was going to ask about this...

There are two Green-with-black-stripe wires and both are green on the other side of the connector. So how did you determine which one goes to front or back?

My wife likes the seat warmers even in mild temps to sooth her back. I'd like to add this so I can get her seat to heat up even in mild temps.

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Look close at the position of the two green/black wires in the connector (on the bike side of the harness). The one I have my finger on is for the riders seat, and is the center pin in the row. The other one is at the beginning of the next row, and it is the one for the passengars seat.

This is on the 2009 bike, but I am pretty sure the pin locations are the same on the 2006-2008 bikes.


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