They do help. Obviously the colder it is the less effectivethey are. The seat does keep your posterior warm at any outdoor temp. It does nothing for your chest, arms, legs, etc. The grips keep your palms and fingers warm where they touch the grips, but do not keep the back of your hands or fingers warm.
Maybe...but if so it's a powerful psychological impact.In my opinion the heated grips and seats are more of a psychological rather and physical warmth but they do feel good on a chilly day. As for the heated clothing, anything above 50 degrees is jeans and t-shirt weather!
:lol: You are much more tuff than I. No gloves at zero......not me. I am a Southern boy and if it gets below 40 it is time for drastic measures.Heated grips and seat are great ! I rode over 100 miles to breakfast a few times when it was below zero with no heated gloves.
http://shop.olympiagloves.com/collections/motorcycle-gloves/products/4298-gore-tex-2-in-1-commanderI hardly ever use the heated seat, but I do like the heated grips.
Only problem with me, if it's cold enough to use the heated grips, I have gloves on, and the heat doesn't do too much good.
Now, if someone could make some riding gloves that are kind of open in the palms, but cover tops of your hands, i'd be in hog heaven.
With heated grips and no wind wings, I can ride in summer gloves down to about 50 degrees. Without heated grips I can wear summer gloves down to about 60 degrees. I would much rather wear summer gloves than winter ones, so I will frequently put on the summer gloves and let my grips warm up for short trips around town even if it is under 50 degrees. If it is under 40 degrees, I'm reaching for the Gerbings gloves for even the shortest ride. With the Gerbings, I use the heated grips on low to keep my palms warm and tend to run the heat on the gloves pretty low.How effective are the heated seat and grips at keeping you warm on a cold day? Do they offset the need for heated clothing? At what temperature do they work best if the rider is wearing insulated but not heated riding gear?