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Are heated seats and hand-grips a good thing to have?
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Seeing where you live they might be a good idea.

I just wear tourmaster outfits and layered clothing and do just fine in PA.

Have rode through some mountains with them and they seem to do the job.

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IMHO-not worth what the cost is!
Would rather put that money in heated clothing.
I'm talking cold weather here - not cool!
Heated grips warm the palms - not the area of the hand that get cold!
Heated seat warms the bottom -also not the part of my body that gets cold.
I have the comfort package-helps in cool weather, pretty much useless in cold weather!
That's my opinion after 4yrs of having the package in Indiana.
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Yes, heated grips and seat do make a difference. It is true that only the palms and butt get warmed, but that warmth spreads well and I have never had cold hands with heated grips---mostly from experience using them on ATV's when we are talking REAL cold.

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I like having my butt warm. You still need something for the back of your hands however.

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I installed aftermarket heated grips on my 1800, and love them. Much cheaper than Honda's, and look better. And I use a sheepskin cover on my seat, my butt stays warm for much less than a heated seat.


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I thought the comfort package was standard on the 09>.
Yep, I like the heated grips, don't have my seat heater working yet.

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I have heated seats in my truck not on the bike and I have to say I love it on a cool morning.

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No such thing as too much heat on a motorcycle. It's a good thing in my opinion.
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GLester wrote:
I installed aftermarket heated grips on my 1800, and love them. Much cheaper than Honda's, and look better. And I use a sheepskin cover on my seat, my butt stays warm for much less than a heated seat.

+1 for the sheepskin. Extra butt comfortwith warmth in the winter and cooler during summer

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