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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Ok.. need some help here. I have been using battery heated gloves and they work well, but the constant charging is starting to annoy me, so I've picked out a set of 12v gloves http://www.ventureheat.com/p-858-12v...et-gloves.aspx. Has anyone used these before? I can't find any reviews of the product online.

Also, on the feet.. I am between 12v heated insoles or socks. I have no experience here, so hoping for some guidance. I like the idea of the insoles because I have to switch footwear for work, but my concern is if they are warm enough. Anyone used either and have recommendation they can share on why they use one vs. the other? Are the heated insoles or socks warm enough to keep me toasty in sub 20 degree F temp?

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why are you riding when its that cold. Your tires are not gripping the pavement very well and you could crash.

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VJ, we are all entitled to our own opinions about when to hang up and forget riding. For me it was once 25F but today my Vision lets me ride down to about 15F. Sub 20F the bike handles just fine as long as the road is dry. Note: I do not push the traction limits on my bike even when the air temperature is at 80F so the slight loss of coefficient of friction at 20F is no big deal for me. The guy has a legitimate question and deserves better than your blatant condemnation.
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I have a feeling VJohnny was teasing as he included a link to some really good heated gear......

I use Gerbing as well. Once you take a ride with a heated jacket & gloves you'll wonder why the HELL you waited so long to purchase it!
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I have the Gerbing heated jacket liner and thought that was a good way to go for many years. Then I rented a BMW K1200LT for riding the Alps. One cold, rainy morning, I thought I'd turn on the heated seat and grips while the bike was warming and I was putting on rain gear and my Gerbing. Went out to the bike and the saddle was dry! An unexpected benefit. I never turned on the Gerbing as the seat heat did an even better job as it warmed my legs as well as torso and arms. Shortly after returning home, I had heat put in my bike's saddle and I do that for every bike since. Its much easier to reach down and flip a switch than it is to get off and add layers. The bun warmer gets used even in summer when touring in mountains or on a cold morning. I recently added Heat Demons internal grip heaters and ride often ride in the 30s in relative comfort.
I find that Cycle Gear's Freeze-Out underliners work great, as do SOKZ winter Ceramic stockings. I like them cuz of many things, especially the anotomically correct fit--they come in left and right. (Saddlebags orders only the lefts.) Here's a link to Rider magazine's review of 'em...
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I haven't heard of the brand but the controller looks a lot like 1st generation Tourmaster which I own. Unfortunately I stepped on the controller and it didn't work to well after that. I emailed Tourmaster and they sent me a new controller at no charge. Last fall the 2nd controller went on the fritz and Tourmaster again sent me a new 2nd generation controller at no charge.

I don't think there is much difference between brands other than their controllers. I do like the Gerbering wireless controller though. It does cost quite a bit more though.

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I recently added Heat Demons internal grip heaters and ride often ride in the 30s in relative comfort.
where did you put the switch?

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where did you put the switch?
Because I have a lot of junk on the left bar, I mounted if on the right side with the furnished backstrap. I like that there are no exposed wires coming from the grips or controller.
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Because I have a lot of junk on the left bar, I mounted if on the right side with the furnished backstrap. I like that there are no exposed wires coming from the grips or controller.
wow.. that looks like it was meant to be there!

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