Had a Cprbin heated seat on my ST, button was on the side of the seat, hi or lo. Plenty hot on lo. The kit you pictured will work. Carbon pad you can trim to size/shape I'd expect.
It's a personal thing, I haven't felt the need for heat on the FJR. If you have heated pants liner, I think you'd pass... OTOH, a little DIY project and go all in!! Cheaper than the pant liner (which only heats the knees and thighs). The whole idea is to keep your core warm.
Have you got a voltmeter to monitor charging condition in heavy heated gear usage? If not, I'd highly recommend you get one (and plug into a Battery Tender every night).
I only have a thermal lining in my riding overpants - not heated.
I know I could go the heated pants liner option. But my preferred heated gear vendor (Mobile Warming) only had heated pants and heated base layer.
Check my voltage with a Battery Tender SAE monitor that I plug in twice weekly (below).
Yes, the FJR is plugged in to a Battery Tender nightly.
– do you wear thick riding pants like me? Good to know even Texan need to heat sometimes on the cooler days.
– yes, once my butt is down. It’s down. Hands, legs, neck, feet, arms get windblasted cold.
Love my Cyclegear Freeze-Out Warm'R Balaclava
: Head down to neck warm.
– yes cruise control is a must for any touring. Bad news, my 05 doesn’t have CC and the intall would run be $1K USD. But I can afford a heated seat kit. Rich’s seats in Kingston, WA is a great ferry and rural ride and they are a great shop. But I’m leaving that Rich’s custom seat non-heated.
– I searched and couldn’t find any threads that answer the question. Candidly, I got a big butt and with all of the thermal padding and nylon, how could heat get through?????? I agree, love my heated grips but heated glove are totally next level comfy! Already have the 12v wired jacket and gloves. Looking to warm up other cold spots.