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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 1st, 2006, 1:12 pm Thread Starter
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Heated clothing-advice requested

I sold my Harley heated jacket liner along with the bike. I still have the heated gloves. I am planning on buying a 1200LT. Which jacket liner would you recommend? Will it work along with my Harley gloves? I used to have a dual thermostat so I could control the temperature of the gloves and jacket separately. I don't have it anymore. Which dual thermostat would you recommend?

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post #2 of 8 Old Oct 1st, 2006, 1:22 pm
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Get ahold of Gerbing motorcycle accessories. They specialize in heated riding gear and may still be the provider of Harley branded heated gear. They have all the controllers and stuff you'll need.

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I believe that Gerbings does make the HD heated jackets. The jackets, pants, and gloves work well for many folks.

But do not get the Gerbings controllers. They are old technology, and not very well made. For controllers, look at the Heat-troller by Warm-n-Safe. The controllers are better built, more efficient, and made here in the USA. The coax units will plug right in to the Gerbings stuff (rumor has it that Gerbings stole the coax plug idea from Warm-n-Safe, among other things).

I have the Dual Semi-Mounted Heat-troller with their Warm-n-Safe heated jacket and the combo works great.

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I just checked the Gerbing web site. The thermostat is the one Harley uses but the jacket liner looks defferent. The Gerbing one has a heated collar and the Harley one does not.
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Thumbs up Liner and thermostat

I would go for the Warm & Safe liners and the Heat-troller. The new liner is the best I've had and my Gerbing is now parked in the closet as a back-up or for guest riders.

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I bought two Gerbing full sets (gloves, socks, pants and jacket liner) from ebay two years ago. The pants have Harley logo on them but they seem to work fine on BMW as well.

Anyway, if you intend to ride in cold weather (from -10 to +10 deg C) you need the full set unless you want to look like a Michelin guy. And make sure the jacket liner has heated sleeves and collar as well. Some people are happy with a heated vest only, which is of course fine if you only ride in cool weather, not cold. And depending on what else you are wearing...
I ride my bike often at below-freezing temperatures and I only have the Gerbings (+ ordinary underwear of course) under my BMW Atlantis 3 nubuck suit. Nothing else is needed.

I second the others with the Heat-Troller. I had at first the portable one-channel unit which controlled the whole suit (upper and lower body together). However I found that many times there was plenty of heat in the upper body but my legs were cold. Then I purchased the permanetly mounted two-channel controller and now I can adjust the heat in my legs independently from my jacket and gloves. This works for me prefectly.

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+1 on Gerbings

No matter what make clothing you buy, Gerbing, Warm & Safe or whatever, get a temp control device that is the newer pulse modulated/electronic design.

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Don't like Gerbings Union Ridge pants for heat

I have a gerbings heated jacket liner which I really like. For pants, instead of their liners I bought the Union Ridge pant. I really like the pants but they don't get anywhere near as warm as the jacket liner does. In very cold weather they keep me from freezing, but I wouldn't say they keep me warm.

I have the Gerbings dual controller and think it works fine. I have not tried others to know if they are better, however.

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