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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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heated gear?

So the only thing i've done electrically is switched from halogen to a HID light, 6000k hid, not sure if that is higher or lower wattage than the halogen but would the bike(stock stator/RR) be able to handle a pair for 27 watt heated glove liners without running into charging problems?

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I forget the math but it would be close your head should run 35 watts & your stock bulb was 55
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With a stock bulb and no other accessories you have about 70w to spare. Keep in mind that's under ideal conditions....(open highway 5000 rpms).

I'd try to stay under 60w. DO install a voltmeter if you have not already..

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The Ferguson liners would probably run too hot.

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I'm running the Gerbing heated gloves with no problem at all...

http://gerbing.com/collection/g3-glove.html

They are 12v at 2.2 amps... which comes to 26.4 watts... nice and toasty with no noticeable impact on the charging system.

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I have an off switch on my headlight, just so I can use my Widder electric gloves. Obviously this will not work at night. The switch is wired into the high beam circuit, if I get stopped by a cop, I just switch over to low beam and the light comes on, he thinks it's a burned out bulb. I HAVE to have the electric gloves in cold weather, because I got frostbite in my hands once, and when they get really cold now, I loose all feeling.

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Does anyone have any experience with re-chargeable gloves vs. gloves that plug into the bike? Pros and cons? I'm buying a pair of heated gloves this week. My fingers were hurting from going 20 miles in 35 degree weather last Sunday.
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I think the batteries would do fine BUT, try putting a pair of the blue or better, black rubber gloves on as liners. Work great. Also there is a DIY acrylic grip wind shields on here some place one sec...

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I like the idea of the rechargeable gloves. (As you can use them when not on the bike)
+1 on the wind deflectors. I put a pair of V-Strom "knuckle guards" on my FJR and found I could ride in 35-40 degree weather just wearing good winter gloves.

Another option are "hippo hands" , I think someone's still making them..

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