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post #1 of 11 Old 12-25-2018, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Heated Gloves Anyone?

I've decided I don't want heated grips. Personal choice. Anybody have any new heated gloves to either brag about or rail on? Battery chargeable ones preferred.

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-26-2018, 08:14 AM
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No new ones, just an old pair (8 years) of Gerbings (wired) gloves.
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-26-2018, 08:16 AM
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I'd stay away from batteries. You've got 12 volts, use it, because after the gloves comes the socks, the jacket and the pants with a few LED's in the mix.
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Got the boss some Tourmaster Synergy 7.4v gloves for Christmas but haven't had a chance to test them on the road yet. Let you know when we get a chance to.
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I'd stay away from batteries. You've got 12 volts, use it, because after the gloves comes the socks, the jacket and the pants with a few LED's in the mix.
I occasionally ride down to 30* temps, the only issue I have is cold fingers. I have no interest in all the other electro-clothing devices. My Army ECWS suit does great with all wind and rain.

Plus like Larry said I can use them on the tractor and when out shoveling cow crap

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I occasionally ride down to 30* temps, the only issue I have is cold fingers. I have no interest in all the other electro-clothing devices. My Army ECWS suit does great with all wind and rain.

Plus like Larry said I can use them on the tractor and when out shoveling cow crap

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I've got a plug on by backhoe too

I don't always wear heated gloves. Heated grips work most of the time. The gloves are only for the really cold days. My jacket gets the most use. If it's less than 55 degrees, I probably have the jacket plugged in. Might as well be warm. I save the gloves and socks for those days that it's kind of stupid to ride but you do anyway.

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I'd stay away from batteries. You've got 12 volts, use it, because after the gloves comes the socks, the jacket and the pants with a few LED's in the mix.
Toney, you are riding a Versys 1000 now, correct?

If one plugs in all 4 of those heated garments into a KLR650 and turn up high, the KLR battery will not start the bike after an hour of riding! Not a strong enough charging system.

And one might cause the alternator windings to short circuit in even a few attempts. Alternators & generators will over-heat when loaded to 100% capacity for too long / too often.

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Handlebar muffs and a laprobe. Warm and toasty, no power required.

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Handlebar muffs and a laprobe. Warm and toasty, no power required.
We know you can provide a pic or two, Tom.

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They are in this thread: https://www.klrforum.com/bike-rider-...tml#post641953

I made a new set of muffs this year that work better with the mirrors and have large zippers on the back and closures for around the cables and such. They are still yellow, though. I made new ones because my fingers got cold in the old ones unless I had gloves on.

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