Join Date: Aug 2012
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I use the tourmaster synergy 2 jacket liner and also the synergy 2 leather gloves. My bike does have a light bar.
I was very worried about it at 1st after reading all of the warnings, but have had zero problems.
1st, you will not have the jacket turned on high. I rode a few days ago when it was 37 and I had it on 3. Could have done 2 and not been cold - I like being extra warm tho.
So the chances of the bike seeing the full draw of the liner are pretty slim.
I wear a ventilated jacket down to the low 40's and still never go past 3.
One thing I do tho is only use my high beam if necessary. It does not dim, but I figure better safe than sorry as I am hoping this bike will last me a few years and don;t feel like changing a stator.
I am actually adding heated grips too as there are many a time when it is just cool out - heated gloves may be too much (bulkier) and the heated grips will be just right. I wouldn't ever use the grips, the liner and the gloves at the same time tho.
I have not put a meter on my bike when riding, but I have put a meter on the battery after I got home and had the gloves and liner on. Still read a full charge. Now that does not tell me if the stator is over working, but it is keeping up with the battery anyway.
After having the heated gear, especially the liner, I could not see me never not owning any. It is soooooo convenient. No matter the weather, I do not have to dress in layers. I just go wearing whatever I have on, slide on my pants, put on my jacket and go......and am as toasty as I want to be.
Last edited by donberry; 11-24-2012 at 11:26 AM.