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Crowded!

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:19 am



I rode down to Cincinnnati and back yesterday, around 4 hours each way. It was 30F when I left, give thanks to the gods of Gerbing's heated gear! :)

I stopped for a very quick dinner on the way back. When I got ready to leave the restaurant, it was dark. I geared up, started the bike up, got all plugged in for heat etc., looked up, and I couldn't pull out of my parking spot, because 8 or 9 people had gathered around my bike. I had to sit there for five minutes or so answering questions before I could leave. I guess I shouldn't have turned on all the lights before I was ready to go! :)



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Re: Crowded!

Postby Mag » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:23 am

You "Attention ****" you! I find that, going anywhere, and if I am on the bike and just finishing strapping on the helmet or putting on gloves, someone always comes over to talk.

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Re: Crowded!

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:39 am

WingAdmin wrote:I rode down to Cincinnnati and back yesterday, around 4 hours each way. It was 30F when I left, give thanks to the gods of Gerbing's heated gear! :)

I stopped for a very quick dinner on the way back. When I got ready to leave the restaurant, it was dark. I geared up, started the bike up, got all plugged in for heat etc., looked up, and I couldn't pull out of my parking spot, because 8 or 9 people had gathered around my bike. I had to sit there for five minutes or so answering questions before I could leave. I guess I shouldn't have turned on all the lights before I was ready to go! :)


They just wanted to took to a nut that rides in 30 degree weather. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Crowded!

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:11 pm

Ha ha good one wingman....Yeah that is a pretty bike you got there.... :D

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Re: Crowded!

Postby Bamaeagle » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:48 pm

Yeah I get that often also. I went to Wally World the other afternoon to get something for the wife that she forgot. When I pulled up and parked I had several people come up and start talking to me. After getting the items for the wife and getting ready to get on the wing (gloves and helmet on) I had three people come up and want to ask questions about the wing and the tow pac unit. I sat there and answered all their questions for about 20 minutes. The wife wanted to know what took me so long and she accused me of riding around town after getting the items at the store......LOL.......(which I did do.....LOL...don't tell her though).
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Re: Crowded!

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:19 am

WA9FWT wrote:They just wanted to took to a nut that rides in 30 degree weather. :lol: :lol:

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I had a couple guys mention that. I pointed to the wires leading into my jacket and explained the heated gear. :)

There was a quite older gentleman, with an orthopedic cane, with his wife. He shuffled very slowly, carrying the keys for his car. He unlocked the doors, went around to the passenger side, got in, reached over, put the keys into the ignition, and started the car so that his wife could drive them home. Obviously he was no longer able to drive, but he was definitely still wishing that he could. :) He opened his window and said, "I'd still be riding my bike if I could get my leg over it!"

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Re: Crowded!

Postby bustedwing » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:27 am

It is hell to be populer on a Honda.I love it. Then when I add my PGRvest it is even worse, but I am not complaining. At least most people dont see PGR as outlaws.
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Re: Crowded!

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:01 pm

Yes..... but the ride in the cold Wingman, was you warm enough with all these heater devices, What do you have exactly?

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Re: Crowded!

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:03 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Yes..... but the ride in the cold Wingman, was you warm enough with all these heater devices, What do you have exactly?


I have a pair of Gerbing's T5 Gloves and a pair of Gerbing's heated insoles. I've got a jacket liner on order, that should be arriving this week. With the gloves and insoles I'm good down to about 38 or so, below that it's a bit chilly after a while. With the jacket liner I should be 100% warm waaaay down below freezing.

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Re: Crowded!

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:58 pm

Well now that I have 55 amps of power becuase of my alt. Conversion for my 1100 thanks to RoadRogue, I might make a purchase, if you say they are good, I know they are good... :D

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Re: Crowded!

Postby WA9FWT » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:05 pm

At first I wasn't going to post a reply about heated clothing. But after I see so many visitors watching this post I just had to add a few comments. I do think it is great that there are manufactures out there that make the heated accessories so we can stay warm. But I think the cost is prohibited for the little that I ride in very cold weather.

Some of us also have older wings that can not operate properly with all that currant flow. So what I suggest is those inexpensive hand warmers that even last 10 hours or more. I have put them in my boots and several times
inside my gloves.They sure work for me.In fact the last time I rode on a poker run, I handed a pair to a new friend
that was complaining about cold hands.( Driving w/out shields )When we made our next stop, he said his hands were too warm.I had to laugh :lol: But they sure work. I have several in my bags all the time.So if you have not tried them,pick up several the next time you are at Walmart. :)

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Re: Crowded!

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:30 pm

Oh yeah I forgot about those hand warmers, thanks... warmth is what I'm after..

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Re: Crowded!

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:17 am

Beave , how cold can it get down there in Texas? Im already dealing with frost here most mornings. heated vest and grips turned on, foot warmers opened up as wellas the full face helmet.its not slowing me down at all,just whining a little. 8-)
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Re: Crowded!

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:03 am

Oh in San antonio it's not bad but I ride to KC alot and we live there too, it gets below zero there often, it's the trip there that can get me cold at night..Once I rode a trip and it was 40 degrees out and when I got home I was shaking a shivering and I didn't stop until I got a hot shower, I was getting ready to go into hyperthermia I think, 4 hrs. of riding in the cold...I wonder if anyone else had this happen to them..It wasn't fun..and it was only 40 degrees out but the wind chill takes it down I guess...

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Re: Crowded!

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:31 am

i have a tourmaster first gen heated jacket liner and its good for insulation when its unplugged. plugged in an set on med ( it has a high, med, low and off settings ) is good for 32f temps
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Re: Crowded!

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:21 am

WA9FWT wrote:At first I wasn't going to post a reply about heated clothing. But after I see so many visitors watching this post I just had to add a few comments. I do think it is great that there are manufactures out there that make the heated accessories so we can stay warm. But I think the cost is prohibited for the little that I ride in very cold weather.

Some of us also have older wings that can not operate properly with all that currant flow. So what I suggest is those inexpensive hand warmers that even last 10 hours or more. I have put them in my boots and several times
inside my gloves.They sure work for me.In fact the last time I rode on a poker run, I handed a pair to a new friend
that was complaining about cold hands.( Driving w/out shields )When we made our next stop, he said his hands were too warm.I had to laugh :lol: But they sure work. I have several in my bags all the time.So if you have not tried them,pick up several the next time you are at Walmart. :)


Having heated gear adds a good 3-4 months a year to my riding season. I look at it as worth it - the only thing that stops me from riding is snow or salt on the roads.

My 1100 easily kept up with heated gloves and insoles, as well as two 35 watt driving lights. Without the lights, it should be able to handle a vest as well.

The main difference between the Wal-Mart hand warmers and the heated gear is as your friend discovered; with heated gear, you can turn it down. On full, both my gloves and insoles get UNCOMFORTABLY warm anytime it's above 40 degrees or so.

My controller has an ambient temperature controller (inside the little "Bike PC" that I built). I'm considering modifying the software I wrote for it to have an option to automatically modulate the temperatures of my gear based on the outdoor temperature, so I don't have to change it at all.

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Re: Crowded!

Postby bustedwing » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:32 pm

Little Beav, in response to your post, in my 24 years of volunteer firefighting one bad fire we were on at a sawmill. Spent 8 hours getting the fire out then two days mopping up. But after that first 8 hours it was 1am an 20 below and when I got home and crawled in bed I was so cold my wife kicked right back out, I had to go take a shower to warm up enough. No sence of humor at all.


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