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post Nov 23 2007, 10:43 AM
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Well now that its turning colder here. I still want to ride. So any do's and don't on buying heated gear. I figured some of you northern boys could help out. JimmyZ
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post Nov 23 2007, 11:22 AM
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I like Carharrt overalls, insulated gloves, and boots.
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post Nov 23 2007, 11:25 AM
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I bought the Gerbing jacket, dual thermostat, and gloves. I've only used it once, but it worked well.

I went with the jacket instead of the vest because it has the wiring for the gloves built into the sleeves. The dual thermostat allows separate control of the gloves and jackets.

I bought it at a local Honda dealer because I didn't find any great deals on the internet and I wanted to try the stuff on. I'm glad I did, because I would have ordered the wrong sizes. Plus, it didn't seem like anybody was discounting the stuff. The total package was around $500 if I remember right.

I think there was a previous post on this a while back. Seems like Fbomer bought the same stuff?
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post Nov 23 2007, 11:35 AM
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Wonder why the stuff is so HIGH PRICED?
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post Nov 23 2007, 12:07 PM
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For years I froze my ass off just adding layers cause I'm cheap. Finally brokedown last winter and got the same set up as Blackdeuce. Expensive but worth it for the Northeast. Left my house this morning for work and it was a balmy 35, but I was one toasty mofo. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/banana.gif)
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post Nov 23 2007, 12:53 PM
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Well its about 40 degrees and my old but is layering up. Let you know in a few hours or minutes! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Nov 23 2007, 02:11 PM
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QUOTE(JIMMYZ @ Nov 23 2007, 10:35 AM) *
Wonder why the stuff is so HIGH PRICED?


That's what I wondered. I started out thinking I would just buy gloves for $150, or so.

If you ride much in the cold, it's probably worth it. Bundling up will help, but it won't do the same job.
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post Nov 23 2007, 04:42 PM
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Well 39 on the bank in the next town. Not as bad as I thought. Rode about 60 miles my left thumb got a little cold. need heated gloves. JZ
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post Nov 23 2007, 05:07 PM
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I bought the Harley version of Gerbings Gloves and Jacket with dual Controls. They really do keep ya warm for sure. I chose the Harley version for a couple of reasons. 1) I could try them on at the dealership. 2) I get a discount at my local dealership 3) They warranted them at the dealership

One thing about the dual controls... they work great for dialing up and down the temp. But I find the wiring and control harness clumsy. You have to clip it to your belt buckle and it ends up under your jacks somewhere where you need to unzip twice just to find it, and you need to remove your gloves to turn the temp knobs up and down... When its cold (45 and below) I find I just turn em up and go... I never fiddle with he knobs. If I get hot, I just unzip the jackets a bit. As a suggestion, try going without the dial controls first. If you find that you're too hot then invest in the dual controls.

I also have a good fleece neck-up piece and a full face helmet with an anti-fog flip lid. Works great especially when your all heated up. A good pair of chaps and boots is all you need for the lowers.

Once you put all this shit on (takes about a fucken hour) , your gonna want to ride for a while... (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/yes.gif) So no short trips.... (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)

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post Nov 24 2007, 09:31 AM
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I BOUGHT DEBBIE THE JACKET LINER AND GLOVES A FEW YEARS AGO AND SHE LOVES THEM!!! SEVERAL TIMES WHEN I THOUGHT SHE WAS FROZEN SHE HAD A BIG GRIN ON ER FACE AND SHE SAYS (IM TOASTY)!! SO I SAID IF THAT SHIT KEEPS HER LIL SKINNY ASS WARM I GOTSTA GETS MEE SOME!!! WELL SHE BOUGHT ME THE JACKET (NOT THE LINER) AND THE GLOVES AND I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT THEM!! I CANT RUN THEM ON HIGH CAUSE I BREAK OUT INNA FAT MANS SWEAT!!! MINE HAS THE DUAL CONTROL THERMOSTAT TOO!! JIMMY DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND INVEST IN THE GERBING PRODUCT (WHICHEVER ONE YOU CHOOSE) YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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post Nov 24 2007, 10:07 AM
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Thanks Guys! Going on my Christmas list.
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