Dear fellow Wingers,
As I have saved up a good few pennies since I bought my secondhand 2007 SilverWing 400 some 4 years ago, I have been asking myself if there is anything I want/need in my life that requires this transitory/elusive thing we call money?
Well, embarrassingly or proudly, depending on which way you view these things, all I could come up with was a new and better scooter! And so began my quest to find such a beast
Anyway, to cut a long story short I became obsessed with the BMW C650 GT with it's 60% bigger engine, ABS brakes, motorised windscreen, heated grips, and "heated seat". BUT the cheapest secondhand one here in Austria is still €8,500!! Also, I became a little alarmed about the numerous recalls and computerised updates I was reading about on the BMW Scooter Forum.
Anyway, my madness eventually passed when I realized just how happy I am with my bike just the way it is, together with the essential (for me) mods I have made: Heated Grips together with Tucano muffs, Tucano Termoscud leg cover, Givi Airflow screen, and Utopia back rest!
However, having thought about how useful a heated seat combined with the leg cover would be for me during the winter months (I ride all year round, even below freezing if it's dry!), I went searching, and found a seat heating kit on Amazon. As this will involve completely removing the seat cover, I remembered that I had seen some really nice custom made leather covers for The SW on ebay, and figured that a jazzy new cover and a warm bum (arse to our American cousins), would be a good project for the summer, and a reward to myself for not blowing all my savings on a new bike I don't actually need!
So, now I come to the part of this post where I ask my question to all you experts out there (You knew it was coming, right?)
The under seat heating element draws 35W of power and I already have my heated grips wired up to the battery which draws exactly the same (35W). Is it feasible to have both running at the same time on our scooters or am I asking for electrical problems??
All the best