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Old 01-22-2014, 05:30 PM   #21
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Sammax,

Forgot to mention, on my three connector jacket the connectors are color coded. White is for the jacket, black for the gloves and yellow for the accessory.

I've noticed similar color coding on the adapter cables I purchased. The adapters I bought were male coax to SAE so I can use my Battery Tender on the Gerbing coax power cable and a female coax to SAE so I can use an original Gerbing SAE power cable to feed a newer coax jacket. The color coding on these adapters are red or white. Red goes towards the battery and white to the jacket.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:35 PM   #22
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Cohl,

I believe you are right about the review being wrong. I watched a video on Revzilla and it says what you said. Of the 3 plugs, 1 is for jacket and 1 for gloves, meaning I need 2 power inputs. The previous owner also emailed me back told me that it needed 2 power inputs. So after testing the vest and the gloves today one at a time I went ahead and sprang for the dual temp controller from Revzilla...... and it won't get here soon enough!

Thanks for that info Cohl!
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:29 AM   #23
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People i have talked to that have used the socks hated them. Didn't like the feeling of the wires. I have the boot insoles and u feel no wires at all, they are great. I can't use them on high like my gloves so they are on the gerbings rocker switch, 30 min. on then they are getting to hot and 30 min. off.
Yes, the wires are not ideal but oh do they keep the feet warm. it's a small price to pay.

As for those laughing at using heated gear in the low 50s. Hey, if you have it, use it. I don't turn on the the gloves at those temps but the liner on low? Heck yes.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:21 AM   #24
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Yes, the wires are not ideal but oh do they keep the feet warm. it's a small price to pay.

As for those laughing at using heated gear in the low 50s. Hey, if you have it, use it. I don't turn on the the gloves at those temps but the liner on low? Heck yes.
Although it was not as cold as I had hoped I used the gloves this morning. You are right, if you got it use it.

Funny how being spoiled changes things. My feet never used to bother me but now that everything else is warm........

Kinda like mods, will it ever end?
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:28 AM   #25
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Cohl,

I believe you are right about the review being wrong. I watched a video on Revzilla and it says what you said. Of the 3 plugs, 1 is for jacket and 1 for gloves, meaning I need 2 power inputs. The previous owner also emailed me back told me that it needed 2 power inputs. So after testing the vest and the gloves today one at a time I went ahead and sprang for the dual temp controller from Revzilla...... and it won't get here soon enough!

Thanks for that info Cohl!
Your dual controller will take care of that. It has all the cables you need.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:15 AM   #26
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Your dual controller will take care of that. It has all the cables you need.
Yea, in the picture the dual temp Gerbing looks like one male to 2 females. (I like that ratio)

Tested the gloves this morning but it was only 30 degrees. Since all I have is an on/off switch I had to turn them on and off depending on how hot it got in the glove. Work great! Gonna be nice putting power to the jacket too and being able to regulate the temp.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:13 PM   #27
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As for those laughing at using heated gear in the low 50s. Hey, if you have it, use it. I don't turn on the the gloves at those temps but the liner on low? Heck yes.
I used my grip heater last July. Cool foggy morning along the river on my ride to work.

Once you try heated gear, you wonder why you waited so long.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:02 PM   #28
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Yes, the wires are not ideal but oh do they keep the feet warm. it's a small price to pay.

As for those laughing at using heated gear in the low 50s. Hey, if you have it, use it. I don't turn on the the gloves at those temps but the liner on low? Heck yes.
Heated boot insoles rock! I used to think layering up was sufficient, looking back at it I realized I was actually suffering. Tensing up due to cold caused muscle/ head aches. Being toasty warm on a 40*F day........ priceless!
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #29
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now if only there would be a helmet face shild warmer 😍

not so much to keeping your head/face warm but more for keeping your shild clear, aka no fogging up.

when it gets down below freezing and humidety is right, i can not see anything.
if i cover my nose ( trid i number of such) my glasses fog up bad.
going to try a "pin" screen.


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Old 02-02-2014, 03:47 PM   #30
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now if only there would be a helmet face shild warmer 😍

not so much to keeping your head/face warm but more for keeping your shild clear, aka no fogging up.

when it gets down below freezing and humidety is right, i can not see anything.
if i cover my nose ( trid i number of such) my glasses fog up bad.
going to try a "pin" screen.


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The pinlocks work for fogging. When it's low 30's and below I wouldn't mind something in my helmet to warm me up. I can blow cold smoke in it.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:09 PM   #31
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They do sell heated visors, mostly for snowmobile riding. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work for us, unless there's a DOT issue or something. A couple weeks ago I rode to work while it was 10 degrees fahrenheit and did have some slight icing inside my shield, but the primary cause was simply not enough venting.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:04 PM   #32
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They do sell heated visors, mostly for snowmobile riding. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work for us, unless there's a DOT issue or something. A couple weeks ago I rode to work while it was 10 degrees fahrenheit and did have some slight icing inside my shield, but the primary cause was simply not enough venting.
Our climates are almost identical and if I remember right our commutes are similar. I have solved all my cold problems, my hands being the worse. But I was just wondering what you do for your hands?
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:49 PM   #33
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Heated shields are available for many helmets. For example, HJC makes the exact same CL-17 for bikes & snowmobiles. Only difference is the heated shield which comes on the snow model & can be purchased separately. Generally the heated shields are in the $80-100 range. None available for Arai helmets that I'm aware of.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:53 PM   #34
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Our climates are almost identical and if I remember right our commutes are similar. I have solved all my cold problems, my hands being the worse. But I was just wondering what you do for your hands?
For the daily commute and temps down to about 35, I'm good with either those new Refrigiwear gloves or similar. Around freezing or lower, I have Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 heated leather gloves. Very good glove, nice even heat, super comfortable, and extremely water resistant.

For longer rides at 50 and below, I'll wear the Tourmaster heated gloves and crank in heat as necessary. They are all day comfortable.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:43 PM   #35
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For the daily commute and temps down to about 35, I'm good with either those new Refrigiwear gloves or similar. Around freezing or lower, I have Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 heated leather gloves. Very good glove, nice even heat, super comfortable, and extremely water resistant.

For longer rides at 50 and below, I'll wear the Tourmaster heated gloves and crank in heat as necessary. They are all day comfortable.
For the 5.5 years I've had the bike I was able to get away without buying heated gloves cause I had shorter commutes than since I moved here 1.5 years ago. I've determined when it's 15 degrees and over 30 minutes there is no way around heated gloves.
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I found a used jacket liner on ADV forum and bought it. My arms are a weak point to cold. I never saw the point in any kinda vest except for fashion. Or seems they are more popular other places than the South, maybe for skiing or something.
i bought the vest due to cost and the store i was at did not have a jacket liner,
and a jacket liner would have been a bitch getting my leathers on.

maybe socks next winter?

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i bought the vest due to cost and the store i was at did not have a jacket liner,
and a jacket liner would have been a bitch getting my leathers on.

maybe socks next winter?

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Oh man, I stumbled on some Gerbing heated socks for $35 this past weekend and bought em. I really don't know how much I would use them but for that price I felt I had to do it. They are $99 new.
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Oh man, I stumbled on some Gerbing heated socks for $35 this past weekend and bought em. I really don't know how much I would use them but for that price I felt I had to do it. They are $99 new.
I rarely use the socks...only when it's really cold as the watts start to add up with Gloves, jacket liner & socks but ohhhhhh....the socks are so nice when you are dealing with cold feet. I love those things. I turn off one headlight when running all 3 items.
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Can you let me in on how you did your headlight? PM or something. I doubt I will ever run more than 2 at a time but be nice if I could if I needed to.
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