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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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experiment! make your own heated gear!

Humm am i crazy or what.... shove a huge batt in, make my own stator, and now i wanna electrocute myself at 70 mph.... lol.

Nah just kidding. but i am serious about the post though. At 150-300 bucks for heated gear, i doubt it could hurt to waste 30 bucks on wire and a cheap sweater! check back for updates! btw google 'make heated gear' if you doubt me :P

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Top end doesn't bother me. I'd rather have heated pants.

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Mmmm...toasty testes

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i was thinking about that too. i want to keep with the vulcans charging system (external pack get heavy when talking about 4-5 AH worth of juice), so i have about 60 watts to play with.

As far as pants go, i was looking at getting some baggy levis jeans (i think the 570's) and replacing the outter seams on the legs with zippers all they way up. then going in and using that iron on tape stuff and adhere some one sided fleece. since denim is wind resistant, and fleece is really warm, it should make a nice combo. that way i can wear shorts under it on the way to work (i work in a distrubution center that is heated, and i mean ouch hot!)

now as far as a vest goes, i was looking at using something like one of those fluffy vests, and running my heating wire on the inside and roughly sew it in. that way the heat stays in and is tight against me.

also keep in mind, if you heat your core, blood will flow more to your extremities as that is the natural radiator system for your body. Just dont sweat!!

oh cegodsey, i was just looking at using resistance wire (nickle wire) it will get slightly hot at full blast (no more then 90 degs if i do my math right), and the bulk of the heating will be because there will be a few yards of it. this way hopefully it will be washable

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Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals


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lol Hizzo I am starting to think that maybe you need a more challenging job at work j/k
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Hizzo I saw but don't remember where a switch that you can set it to cycle from heated grips, to vest , to jeans so that all electrics are not working all the time. I think you could adjust the cycle duration, if I locate the article I will post it for you.
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sounds very simmilar to a pulse width modulator... i plan to use one anyway, just i plan to use a single channel. the one you mentioned sounds like a multi channel.

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