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post #1 of 31 Old 07-28-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Gerbings heated gear?

Anyone here using it and happy (without an upgraded stator)?

Just curious if I should bother installing an outlet plug for this fall/winter.


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post #2 of 31 Old 07-28-2012, 05:44 PM
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Not using it, but I sure wish I had some! Living in the great white north there's lots of riding days when a little extra help staying warm would be greatly appreciated! I'll be watching this thread to see peoples opinions

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The reading I've done sounds like you can mount a voltmeter and watch it as you turn up the heat to establish the max the bike can handle. Of course I've not yet found a good analog voltmeter.


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I use WarmNSafe gear...never a problem...longest ride while using was two hrs, all at highway speed...I turn it off when rpms drop.
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I use WarmNSafe gear...never a problem...longest ride while using was two hrs, all at highway speed...I turn it off when rpms drop.
Which items do you wear? I'd like to wear socks, gloves, pants & shirt liners on the highway with a dual controler. Is that possible on an 09 KLR with no upgrades? Of coarse the dealer says yes but I don't want to buy a bunch of stuff I can't use. I'm new to this and would sure appreciate hearing anyones input. Thanks
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Which items do you wear? I'd like to wear socks, gloves, pants & shirt liners on the highway with a dual controler. Is that possible on an 09 KLR with no upgrades? Of coarse the dealer says yes but I don't want to buy a bunch of stuff I can't use. I'm new to this and would sure appreciate hearing anyones input. Thanks
I wear gloves and jacket liner only. I also have the pants liners, but have never worn them...not even once. Still new in package. I find that my lined, armored riding pants over my jeans are plenty warm enough...at least down into the 40 degree range. Wool sock under my Sidi boots, and my feet are always warm. I'm really not hard core enough anymore to ride down into low 40's or below. I'll leave that you you more adventuresome types. Thus, gloves and jacket liner are enough for me. (I'd sell the pants liners if someone's interested...say 40% off current retail price).
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Re: Gerbings heated gear?

Thanks for much for the information, I appreciate it! Anybody else has anything please let me know.

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I don't know if the KLR can handle heated clothing, but FWIW......

I have a Gerbing Jacket I bought about 2 - 3 years ago.
My paperwork lists the following for current draw.
Jacket--- 6.4 Amps
Pants--- 4 Amps
Gloves--- 2.2 Amps
Socks--- 2.2 Amps


BTW: I mounted this on all my bikes, and Kubota tractor to keep track of the battery voltage. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ery-Gauge.aspx

I measured the voltages at the different colors, and the red comes on just at 12 Volts
Pretty acurate and ruggard for use on outdoor equipment. (Water resistant enough for a motorcycle.)

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Voltage

Larry31 - Where did you mount the voltmeter and how did you hook it up? I'd pop for one if I thought I was smart enough to install it.
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Larry31 - Where did you mount the voltmeter and how did you hook it up? I'd pop for one if I thought I was smart enough to install it.
As for mounting, follow the link in my original post and scroll to the small pix's under the first big image. Small image #6 ( Click on pix to enlarge.)
The nice thing about the LED Battery Gauge, is it can be stuck to any flat surface.
When I mount it to my equipment, I sometimes, make an adaptor plate from sheet aluminum.

I found a switched wire under the seat, next to the fuse for the fan.
I cut (only the insulation ) off the wire, and soldered the positive LED indicator wire to it. Wrapped it with electricians tape. Coated that with RTV to keep the tape from coming off.
The Neg. LED indicator wire was connected to a convenient chassis point.
I like using an ignition switched point on the bike, so it goes off when I shut down.

I used a 2 wire cable purchased from a local electrical supply. It has an outer insulated cover, that helps to protect it from being pinched, when I route the wire from one area of the bike to where the gauge is mounted.

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