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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-24-2014, 10:23 PM
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if you plan on riding year round...make the investment...worth every penny. have the gerbing gloves and the gerbing liner...pleased with both. (did replace my gloves last year after 8 years with a new pair from a member here).

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Made my own heated shirt. Makes the morning commute pleasant. Temperature wise. The traffic still sucks.

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Everyone makes me ride at the back because of my Morton Violators.
Longest ride: 1241 miles in 20 hours 15 minutes


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Made my own heated shirt. Makes the morning commute pleasant. Temperature wise. The traffic still sucks.
i would like to see how you did this and how you made it

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I'm sure all the gear listed in the article are fine;but by not even listing Gerbings, one of the largest and oldest providers of heated gear, they have made the entire article suspect in my opinion

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Last year in South Texas it got down to 48F,with rain for 3 days.....I just took the truck, it needed a run!
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Last year in South Texas it got down to 48F,with rain for 3 days.....I just took the truck, it needed a run!
****, Pancho, you got it rough. Wife has Gerbings jacket liner and overpants, loves them. We're good to 35-40F.
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Just picked up a First Gear heated Jacket liner, Pant liner, Gloves, and a Dual remote control unit.
Took it out for a try this morning (34F out) rode for over 300 miles and LOVED every minute of it.
This will extend my riding season and the looks you get from all the people that think you are nutz...PRICELESS!!!
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Just picked up a First Gear heated Jacket liner, Pant liner, Gloves, and a Dual remote control unit.
Took it out for a try this morning (34F out) rode for over 300 miles and LOVED every minute of it.
This will extend my riding season and the looks you get from all the people that think you are nutz...PRICELESS!!!
Same equipment here plus heated socks. I've done the 34F ride too and only have the heat turned up to about 50%. What I like best is the heat is instant. I'm warmer riding my bike to work than in the truck because it takes so long for the diesel to warm up.

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nope, no heated gear, just layers. Even below freezing, as long as the road is clear I'm good to go.


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1973 till now motorcycles have been my main means of travel with no breaks.Even at 70 now often go a month with out being in a car/truck.
Worked 27 years at IBM,Lexington,Ky. on machine floor.Last 19 were on third shift and rode motorcycles in most every night unless below 10 called for on the 97 mile round trip.Some times the weather man missed and it was four one AM when I headed for home.Never found a fog free that would work below ten.
On the DeadHorse Alaska trip we were 60,62,65,and 70.All in good shape for old guys.I had rode more miles and lots more cold than they had but they all had heated gear.Jackets and gloves.What I was too dumb to think about was riding a hour or even two in real cold is not like riding all day then sleep in a unheated tent every night!My tent leaked some a few days before DeadHorse and my sleeping bag froze on the end.It did not thaw out for three days!It was 28 degrees and snow when we rolled into DeadHorse.I was getting into my sleep bag with everything,even my big boots.Was warping my legs with paper from the free papers racks and big refill rolls in rest rooms.We went four days twice with no place to shower and just pulled off the haul road out of site,look for bears,and set up tents.I got headed gloves when we got back and a heated jacket next.I turned 66 the next day after home.Six months ago started on first meds.BP and can not laugh at the cold like when young.Heated is really nice when in the teens.I still never use it above 35 unless a all day trip.
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