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post #1 of 8 Old Jan 8th, 2009, 5:31 am Thread Starter
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Heated Pillion seat

I am looking for a heated OEM pillion seat and backrest for my wife. I haven't been able to find my answer via the search sooooooooo: What year seats will fit my 2000 LT? Are there year specific pillion back rests also? I noticed on the beemerboneyard site they list pre-2005 and the 2005 & later so I figured a 2005 rear seat won't fit a 2000 but I figured I will ask the experts.

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Re: Heated Pillion seat

The front seat the 99-2004 is what will work, the 2005 and later are narrower,
I don't think there's any difference at all in any of the rear seats


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Like Hans said, I am pretty sure the pillion seat is the same throughout the year range. They did narrow the front seat on the later models to make it easier for folks to handle if they are not long legged.

If you get desperate for a pillions seat drop us a PM. we have a heated one up here, but it has some minor damage to the seat pan which you could overcome with your existing seat pan. The upholstery and "Soft Style" cushioning are fine.

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The rear or pilllon seats on 99-present fit your bike. If you haven't looked here (http://www.ibmwr.org/market/) you can try it periodically. Also, I would put an add on this web site to try to find one. Ebay is always an option, as is beemerboneyard, or Tony from this site at LTparts.com.
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Thanks folks. The knowledge base and willingness to help is truly amazing on this site.

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I'd second the recommendation to keep a watch on eBay. I wanted a driver's heated seat for my LT and began watching auctions. They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince, so be patient. I ended up with a good deal on a seat that was in better shape than the one on the bike.

I have casually watched some passenger heated seats on eBay but since my wife rarely rides in cold weather, it's not a priority.

BMW offered the standard seat (smooth finish) and the comfort seat with the ridges. Might want to make sure you match that, I guess.

Regarding 2005 and newer seats, just be aware that the colors may have changed a little. They introduced the grey upholstery in 2005 and it looks really good, but only if it all matches. Not sure how grey seats would look on a bike with the black knee pads.

I think the heated backrest and the heated passenger seats use the same plug. Not that I would know cuz my early '99 is not prewired for heated seats.

Another option is to install one of the aftermarket heated seat pads. Travelcade has made one for years, and I think there is a product in the Aerostich catalog again.
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II think the heated backrest and the heated passenger seats use the same plug. Not that I would know cuz my early '99 is not prewired for heated seats.
They are probably on the same lead from the switch out, but the rear pillion seat's power connector is under the seat and the heated back rest connector is under the left rear speaker cover. Was just in there when I switched out all the seats for Rick Mayer's rider seat and rears recovered to match.

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I am looking for a heated OEM pillion seat and backrest for my wife. I haven't been able to find my answer via the search sooooooooo: What year seats will fit my 2000 LT? Are there year specific pillion back rests also? I noticed on the beemerboneyard site they list pre-2005 and the 2005 & later so I figured a 2005 rear seat won't fit a 2000 but I figured I will ask the experts.

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