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Yea, me too. This mornings 25 mile ride was a bit on the nippy side lol



On the good side, it's supposed to go up to 55 degrees Thursday.
Have you lost your senses Sir? That is CRAZY....... BUT I am guessing you were laughing when cage people looked at you with the WTF look. lol

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He apparently thinks “snowbird” means someone who rides below zero.
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Yea, me too. This mornings 25 mile ride was a bit on the nippy side lol







On the good side, it's supposed to go up to 55 degrees Thursday.


This is why I am afraid to retire when the time comes. I would be out doing crazy stuff like this.


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Thursday they say it is going to be 60 so that might be my first ride of 2018!
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LOL it's really not as bad as one would think with proper bike and gear. The only thing that got cold on the -2 ride was my toes. Not hurting cold, just colder than I would have liked them to be. Rest of me was fine. And yes people in cars look at you like you are out of your mind. I just smile and wave.

On today's 72 mile ride it was 25 degrees when I started out and 28 when I got home. Part way thru the ride I lowered the heated grips to their lowest setting (30%) and lowered the jacket liner to about 50% and was perfectly toasty. Like riding wrapped in an electric blanket.

Thursday is going to feel like a heat wave. Will probably roll the naked CB out for some exercise.
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Ferret how do you run heated grips and jacket? Isn’t that a lot of draw on the battery? Maybe I should look into a jacket liner.


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I don't think it's a lot of draw especially since I don't run my grips over 50% ever and my jacket liner has never been on full either, although I cannot give you specific numbers on the draw. I know guys that run grips, jacket liner, and pants liners, and their wife wears a jacket liner and glove liners, plus they will run a GPS and other electrical farkles. Some bikes also run heated seats. Before I got the heated grips I ran a jacket liner and glove liners. They plug together. It doesn't drain off the battery if the alternator puts out enough amperage to resupply the system.

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So the jacket would plug into the same battery tender plug?


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With the right connector, the controller ( rheostat for controlling heat temp produced by the jacket liner) plugs into the battery tender plug coming off the battery, and the jacket liner plugs into the controller to complete the circuit.

So I get dressed, walk out to bike, unplug bike from battery tender, plug in controller into the pigtail I just unplugged, warm up bike, climb on and plug in my jacket liner, then twist the dial on the controller to start producing heat almost instantly. When I get home, I turn off the jacket liner with the controller, unplug jacket liner from controller, unplug controller from battery tender pigtail, and plug the bike back into my battery tender.

I can probably dig up some pics for you.

I have a dual controller which controls heat to 2 items, the jacket and the glove liners I originally bought.

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