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post #1 of 18 Old Dec 3rd, 2005, 6:26 pm Thread Starter
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Tell Me Why This Won't Work With My Seat

I've read the posts about how to unplug the heated seat and as I remember correctly one post even said don't cut the wires.

That's the part I don't understand. Why couldn't you just cut the wires and in place put you a new male and female plug up closer to the seat? How would that affect anything? Just trying to understand.

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I've read the posts about how to unplug the heated seat and as I remember correctly one post even said don't cut the wires.

That's the part I don't understand. Why couldn't you just cut the wires and in place put you a new male and female plug up closer to the seat? How would that affect anything? Just trying to understand.

Thanks to all who reply.

Gene
That would work fine -- I believe the other responses reflect an instinctive "anti-hack-up-the wires" reaction, but there's no reason that won't work.

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Matter of fact, I think Bruce Coleman did just that recently. You might ping him at < Bruce > for info. HTH.
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Why couldn't you just cut the wires and in place put you a new male and female plug up closer to the seat? How would that affect anything? Just trying to understand.Gene
I did it, no problem.
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Thanks To All

Thanks everyone. I didn't really think it would be a problem but just had a hard time understanding why everyone was going through all the trouble of unplugging the hard-to-reach plug when it seems a lot easier to just install new ends on each seat and a new end on the part that was cut. I'm going to do it.

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You guys scared me at first. Because several weeks ago, I put my Corbin heated seat on my 05 that I had on my 01. Had a trip planned and no time to mess around and ran into the wire problem, so I said what the heck I'll cut it and retrieve all the wires when I do the 12 K. So I was glad to hear no problem.
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This thread is kind of funny for me. I got my new Rick Mayer seat and went to install it and found I couldn't get to the plug, so I stripped that darn piece of tupperware off, moved the plug and installed the seat. Probaly would have taken me longer to go find a suitable plug, cut the wires, solder the wires, etc..., but didn't even think about cutting and splicing. BTW the tupperware R&R only took about 20 minutes.

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Doc,

I know what you mean by the only 20 minutes but I currently have the stock seat, a Corbin seat and will eventually buy a different brand. Just trying to make things easier when switching back and forth.

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You only have to do it once. Don't re-zip tie the seat wiring back to the seat frame tube under the panel. Just stuff the excess under the gas tank. Seat chenages will be no more than 10 minutes or less.



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This thread is kind of funny for me. I got my new Rick Mayer seat and went to install it and found I couldn't get to the plug, so I stripped that darn piece of tupperware off, moved the plug and installed the seat. Probaly would have taken me longer to go find a suitable plug, cut the wires, solder the wires, etc..., but didn't even think about cutting and splicing. BTW the tupperware R&R only took about 20 minutes.
Hmmmpf. You most not be afflicted with Negative Mechanical Karma. I'm in the middle of the same thing. The only difference is one of the @#$%@#$ speed nuts flipped off of one of the attachment tangs and disappeared into the guts of the bike. Now, I either strip the bike down to it's undies or wait for a warm spell so my god-blessed fingers will be flexible enough to go worming down after it. Sheesh, you would'a thought I would'a known it was gonna happen.

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This is a common problem everyone enjoys. I solved mine by stocking up on spare nuts and bolts. When ever I buy something that takes a screw or two I buy a couple of spares. Cheap insurance.

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This is a common problem everyone enjoys. I solved mine by stocking up on spare nuts and bolts. When ever I buy something that takes a screw or two I buy a couple of spares. Cheap insurance.
I did try that once. The only thing was the parts guy gave me the wrong spares and I didn't notice until I tried to use them and got everything all cross threaded and sideways. Now I take the original item with me as well as a priest and a 19 year old virgin and make the parts guy put it all together. Then the priest blesses it all and the virgin is there in case I'm having a particularly bad karmic day. Oh, I forgot to mention the portable stone altar, flint knife and lightening rod. And people wonder how come it's so expensive when I go to the parts store.

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Where did you find a 19 year old virgin ???

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Funny you should say that, I seem to forget to take parts with me to match up, usually to the hardware store. So I end up buying several different sizes that I assume are correct so I don't have to make another trip. I have a healthy supply of misc nuts and bolts. Where did you find a nineteen year old virgin??

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Where did you find a 19 year old virgin ???
Therein lies the problem. The other components including sufficient influence with certain deities to call down fire from the clear blue sky are relatively nonissues. And so, explains why I make so few trips to the parts counter or work on mechanical contrivances. As I live in a college town it's even tougher. The only thing that has worked so far has been to rent a bill board on the main highway coming into town offering high dollar rates for certifiable 19 year old virgins, but that doesn't last long as the bunco squad takes a dim view and makes the sign company take it down.

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Funny, I live in a college town too.......so........where did you find a 19 year old virgin, certainly not in a college town?

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Funny, I live in a college town too.......so........where did you find a 19 year old virgin, certainly not in a college town?
Have you tried billboards on the way in to town? It's surprising what the right marketing campaign can turn up.

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