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TheReaper!
01-21-2014, 12:08 PM
What is your experience with clothing , heated ? down filled ? layers ? What works , or doesn't ? And how cold , in other words at what point does it NOT work ?

TheReaper!

Mudpuppy
01-21-2014, 12:23 PM
My cousin uses this Mailwaukee heated jacket and it runs off a 18v drill battery and will charge your cell phone. It's pretty sweet.

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/heated-gear

Kosher
01-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Layers, leather, lowers. The three Ls. :)

I wont invest in heated gear, the reason is that it doesnt buy many additional riding days.

What keeps me off the road is snow and salt. Often heated gear would help, but too salty.

Ultra AL
01-21-2014, 01:24 PM
Layers, leather, lowers. The three Ls. :)

I wont invest in heated gear, the reason is that it doesnt buy many additional riding days.

What keeps me off the road is snow and salt. Often heated gear would help, but too salty.

^ This +1

Mudpuppy
01-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Underarmour makes some amazing stuff too. I am a big fan of UA.

Larry64
01-21-2014, 02:22 PM
Nothing like the old electric jacket liner. Gore-Tex riding boots too. If your feet are dry and happy so are you.

Gas Man
01-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Layers, leather, lowers. The three Ls. :)

I wont invest in heated gear, the reason is that it doesnt buy many additional riding days.

What keeps me off the road is snow and salt. Often heated gear would help, but too salty.

:withstupid: and I am more crazy about the salt than even Kosher.

Mudpuppy
01-21-2014, 04:04 PM
Can you turn your 85 pickup into a hotrod if there is salt on the road?

Bagger Dave
01-21-2014, 11:00 PM
Layers, leather, lowers. The three Ls. :)

I wont invest in heated gear, the reason is that it doesnt buy many additional riding days.

What keeps me off the road is snow and salt. Often heated gear would help, but too salty.

^^This!! +2 and as Mud said about Under Armour...I use UA alot on colder days....great stuff for sure :dthumb:

owl
01-22-2014, 10:22 AM
I have found the heat wrap for sore muscles on my lower backand foot warmers in my boots keep me warm on those cold afternoons. They are great for any outdoor activity.

Gas Man
01-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Can you turn your 85 pickup into a hotrod if there is salt on the road?

It can be a hot rod anytime...

Mudpuppy
01-22-2014, 11:26 AM
Please note for the record he is modding the truck too - not "repairing" as he previously stated.

SportstersPaul
01-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Proper layering will keep you comfortable at least to -20F. The addition of a heated vest,(the minimum), will warm your core which in turn sends warmer blood to your extremities allowing more comfort for longer periods of time. Mine is an Aerostich Air Vantage, which I especially like for it's inflateable air bladder which gives some extra insulative value and helps the heatingcoils to stay in contact with you body, becoming more effective. An additional caution it's still important to dress in appropriat layers on extended rides as in the event of heat failure in the vest you can still make a trip home in relative comfort. My next one will be a heated liner for additional arm warmth,(gotta keep them fingers working), because I run a very small shield and the arms are exposed to the wind. The National hand deflectors do a tremendous job at diverting the cold air from your hands and lower arms. Biggest problem has always been faceshield fogging with the fullface helmet. Have tried the "Fog City" stick-on with poor results, may have to look into a heated shied from the snowmobilers?

Mudpuppy
01-23-2014, 04:52 PM
There is also a thing called too hot as well on the flip side. You have to use a cooling vest and keep all exposed skin covered.

detdrbuzzard
01-23-2014, 07:25 PM
heated gear, less layering of cloths. i have tourmaster first gen jacket liner, gloves, and pants liner and my only complaint is the wiring going from one glove to the other. heated gear has good insulating property without being turned on also

TheReaper!
01-23-2014, 10:50 PM
Do you know how long the battery last when your on the bike ? From what I hear not very long .

Thanks TheReaper!

TheReaper!
01-23-2014, 10:54 PM
This guy is wearing a down suit on what I call an epic journey . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc_IKEdptq0 (http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=e2ac6fafbe4f0a1acc92e562a27b9c4e&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fburgmanusa.com%2Fforums%2F56-videos%2F71657-must-watch-winter-video.html%23post714185&v=1&libId=3207caf3-2c52-4840-ab41-88422741d1e2&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQc _IKEdptq0&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fburgmanusa.com%2Fforums%2Findex.p hp&title=Must%20watch%20winter%20video%20.%20-%20Suzuki%20Burgman%20Forum&txt=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQc _IKEdptq0&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13905319433377)


TheReaper!

Mudpuppy
01-24-2014, 12:14 PM
that's pretty crazy

Kosher
01-24-2014, 12:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPu-AFKERwo

BigDogMS
01-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Do you think a Big Dog Ridgeback would handle like this in the snow? If so, I'm in for a winter ride......you HD guys gave all the fun!

detdrbuzzard
01-25-2014, 01:54 PM
Do you know how long the battery last when your on the bike ? From what I hear not very long .

Thanks TheReaper!
my tourmaster heated gear gets it power from the bike

Gas Man
01-26-2014, 11:02 AM
Yeah I'm not doing this.. no way.