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> Going electric, BD - did ya take the plunge?
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post Jan 28 2008, 12:21 PM
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Going to route some of my Tax refund into a jacket/gloves/controller(Gerbing) and was wondering about the pants? Are they needed? After trying Ty's last May, I'm ready to get my own! Tom
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post Jan 28 2008, 12:32 PM
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I've never needed the pants. The Jacket liner and gloves are the greatest. I've ridden over 150 miles in the 20's but then again I have a fairing.
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post Jan 28 2008, 12:42 PM
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I didn't get the electric pants, Tom. I used the heated gear when we rode to Kansas City last March. It was in the 30's when we left. I had heavy chaps and thermal underwear. My legs did fine.

I would recommend the jacket over the vest (I think you're already planning to get the jacket, but I thought I'd mention it). The jacket has wires that run through the sleeves which connect to the gloves. Works pretty slick. I also bought the dual controller so that I could adjust the gloves and jacket separately. It worked good.

From what I found, you don't save much (if any) buying the stuff over the internet. I bought mine at a Honda dealer in Lincoln for the same price as the internet sellers. I think Gerbing must limit discounting. I was glad that I tried the stuff on because I would have ordered the wrong sizes.

Good luck with it!
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post Jan 28 2008, 01:10 PM
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Tom before you buy the pants let me send you mine, we can work out a spring water deal, I need some smokey Gold for my daughters wedding.......................I ordered them a little to small so they fit .....but I would rather have them bigger if you know what I mean. Over your regular jeans they may be perfect for ya
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post Jan 28 2008, 02:52 PM
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Tom, better make sure your alternator's up to it. If I remember correctly, I don't have the capacity to run jacket, gloves, and pants on my SG.
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post Jan 28 2008, 04:40 PM
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QUOTE(esteban_cee @ Jan 28 2008, 01:52 PM) *
Tom, better make sure your alternator's up to it. If I remember correctly, I don't have the capacity to run jacket, gloves, and pants on my SG.


You certainly should. The streetglide is supposed to have the 45amp alternator...Only the electraglide standard, in the touring line comes with the 38...and even then, I believe you have enough power for electric gear provided you don't have every light accessory under the sun on like Joey. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post Jan 28 2008, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE(SeaHag @ Jan 28 2008, 03:40 PM) *
You certainly should. The streetglide is supposed to have the 45amp alternator...Only the electraglide standard, in the touring line comes with the 38...and even then, I believe you have enough power for electric gear provided you don't have every light accessory under the sun on like Joey. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)



I think Esteban sits on one of them VibeRiders. Says it makes his bung hole tingle. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Jan 28 2008, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE(Blackdeuce @ Jan 28 2008, 03:59 PM) *
I think Esteban sits on one of them VibeRiders. Says it makes his bung hole tingle. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)


Nah, there was a flyer that came with my gloves that led me to believe I couldn't run all three with my alternator. Since I only use the gloves, I really didn't pay a lot of attention to it. Owing to the age of Sick's bike, I just thought it might be a good thing to check. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post Jan 28 2008, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE(esteban_cee @ Jan 28 2008, 04:20 PM) *
Nah, there was a flyer that came with my gloves that led me to believe I couldn't run all three with my alternator. Since I only use the gloves, I really didn't pay a lot of attention to it. Owing to the age of Sick's bike, I just thought it might be a good thing to check. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)



I agree Sick should look into it...Being a softail, and of that vintage, it is unlikely that it is setup for the extra load that the touring models, with all their bells and whistles, naturally come standard with.
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post Jan 28 2008, 09:47 PM
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tom just pick up some newspapers and stuff them in your jacket
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post Jan 29 2008, 12:14 AM
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fucken newspapers........................thats funny but true............................keep your beer cold keep you warm.........I remember when I lived in the field you would use those fuckers on the ground to keep from getting wet and cold................newspapers.......................
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post Jan 29 2008, 08:47 AM
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thats what the homeless use
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post Jan 29 2008, 09:02 AM
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It worked alright last year.

Huh, Tom...

Ty had to hard wire the electric gear directly to the hot wire so there was no thermostat or on/off to control the heat which is alright if your moving.

It was funny when we stopped to fill up with gas and we're talking around the gas pumps and Tom was burning his ass up.

Remember that shit. Ty?

I think we around Texarkana and Tom is yelling at us c'mon Fuckers lets get moving it's fucking hot. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Jan 29 2008, 09:09 AM
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for what it is worth, I have the gloves, and my next purchase will be the jacket liner....I will see how cold it is with that before buying the pants, 'cause I kind expect that if you keep you core warm, the legs shouldn't be as cold either.

once you make up your mind and give 'em a try, let us know your thoughts.
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post Jan 29 2008, 09:25 AM
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This is my 2nd winter using the liner and gloves.My ride to work is 25 miles and I've left the house many 30* mornings.Warm as toast.Haven't needed the pants liner,legs do stay warmer with the body core being warm.Make sure the liner fits snug,transmits the heat better.Gerbing warrantees their electrics for life. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)
I have the G3 gloves which are a little less bulky. Russ

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post Jan 29 2008, 09:59 AM
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QUOTE(madmech @ Jan 29 2008, 08:25 AM) *
I have the G3 gloves which are a little less bulky. Russ



I have the G3 gloves as well. As I remember, I liked them better than the less expensive pair.
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post Jan 29 2008, 11:15 AM
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These are better gloves.

www.tatermitts.com




































Sorry.
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post Jan 29 2008, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE(Fgowi @ Jan 29 2008, 10:15 AM) *
These are better gloves.

www.tatermitts.com
Sorry.



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WTF? (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Jan 29 2008, 11:51 AM
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I believe you have enough power for electric gear provided you don't have every light accessory under the sun on like Joey
(IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif) WHY YOU FUCKER YOU!!!! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) DATS A GOODIN CLAY, P.S. I CARRY A SPARE BATTERY IN MY SADDLEBAG!!!!! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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TOM PULL THE TRIGGER AND GET THE GERBING GEAR!! IT'S THE BEST BARR NUN!!!! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) AND IFFIN I WASSA YOU I WOULD GET THE PANTS TOO!!! AND NO LINER TOM, GET THE UNION RIDGE JACKET!!! I LOVE MINE!!! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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