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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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What recommendations do you have for heated gear? (beyond get ya sum) Temps are dropping in Mid Tennessee and I am determined to ride some in each month of the year.

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I don't ride in the ludicrous temperatures some of you guys do but I see sub zero from time to time. Fortunately not too many times. What I will say from that is keeping the wind away from your skin is most of the battle. These things are not clothing but my fingers have thanked me so many times that these things are now a permanent part of my my bike. BTW this is not the cheapest, just the first I saw.


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universa...oAAOSwZtRb5j8f
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Thats my VTX1300 on the Dragon .. I wore out a new set of titanium footpeg feelers on that early fall ride. Glorious!


Notice the hand guards.. I rode in 18 degrees Fahrenheit with those.. made all the difference in the world for my hands.
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I use the heated vest from Hammacher-Schlemmer, a "rated best" kind of thing and it has an unlimited guarantee. I live in SE IL, at about the same latitude as Indy and it extends my comfortable riding season a good month on either side of the season. Worth it to me to prolong my "cycle-psycho-therapy", my term to my knowledge, by about another two months or so.

https://www.hammacher.com/product/be...6?promo=search

If you don't like it for any reason at any time, send it back for a full refund. I imagine that this service pays for itself by not having to have a "Customer Complaint Department" to staff. As a self-employed businessman all of my life until retirement, I say, "Rock on!"
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Thats my VTX1300 on the Dragon .. I wore out a new set of titanium footpeg feelers on that early fall ride. Glorious!
Scraping pegs while towing a trailer - now that's funny. Great photo.
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Scraping pegs while towing a trailer - now that's funny. Great photo.

...and with a car tire on the back to boot. Living life on the edge.


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...and with a car tire on the back to boot. Living life on the edge.

That bike rode and performed sooo much better with a car tire.. like it was made to use one. It was a fun carver on not too aggressive of road curves only because you had to ride near it's limits to get the fun out of it. I wore out the outside corners of my newly resoled boots on that trip. That's my "early warning" indicator.. next the peg starts folding and THEN I knew I was near the limit. Grinding the hard parts isn't nearly so scary with a car tire since the sidewall is still pushing rubber down on the road even as the weight is coming off the tire. Saved my butt a few times it did.


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...and with a car tire on the back to boot. Living life on the edge.
And let's not forget the fagg in the mouth

Who took the pic? Someone pre-positioned on the side of the road with a long lens I'm guessing.
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Geeps... there is a guy positioned on the dragon that takes pics as a business.

https://www.killboy.com/



As for heated gear,
I used this brand, though I forget the generation.

https://www.warmnsafe.com/collection...s-heated-liner

The remote heat troller is awesome, you can keep it in your pocket or Velcro it somewhere inconspicuous on the bike.
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just noticed this for $79 https://www.hammacher.com/product/be...iABEgJchfD_BwE
and real cheap =
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-US...764faa5ca17b09


no need for one where i live but always thought about an Inverter on the back and a heating pad under my coat with a 100+ amp alternator and LED lights ...= Rednecking is a Science you know !
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