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Old 11-20-2008, 03:28 PM   #286
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lol...I waited an hour or so to try to catch the same bus up on the bridge that photobiker did...but gave up.

Here's the new tag

(and I'll tell you guys the same thing I did the guys in the 'other' state: check the thread cause it's a two-for!!)

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Old 11-20-2008, 03:31 PM   #287
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As best I can figure it, the fuse on the electrics lasted for about 10 minutes. I have not idea if adding the gloves to the jacket and pants is over loading things...but I guess I need to find out, soon! I stopped for gas, changed the fuse, and it blew by the time I was back on the highway.
Here's my Gerbing's experience just to add to your debugging info. I run jacket only and my wife runs a jacket only. We both have our own controllers which are the same type you have. Both are wired directly to the battery using the Gerbing's fused cables. I put a few thousand miles on these before I had a fuse blow. It only happened once. The Gerbing's website shows the jacket as 77watts/6.4amps, the pants are 44watts/3.6amps, and the gloves are 27watts/2.2amps. Thats 12.2 amps total so adjust your fuse accordingly.

Does your bike have heated grips? I've found that my R1100RT's mirrors and fairing plus the heated grips are all I need when using thin uninsulated Held gloves in freezing temps. The body fairing will provide enough leg coverage in the same temps if I wear a hiking thermal layer (long johns!) under my "summer" suit. But then again, as pointed out earlier in this thread I seem to have more "natural insulation" .
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:42 PM   #288
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I tell you 2 hours at highway speed, air temps 25...it was freekin cold. Heated grips on high, seat on high, windshield up, faired bike. I swapped the quilted lining in the pants for the Gerbing electric pants, so when they failed, they were not as warm as the quilted liner would have been, I had ski socks and panty hose on (chicks long johns). I had my favorite turtle neck, gerbing jacket and RevIT jacket, plus a balaclava. My new first gear electric gloves.

The big guy helped me with the electrical math (after the fact) we think the gloves pushed everything over the top. I think if I'd disconnected the pants, I could have had the gloves and jacket...but I didn't think of that at the time. I think the BMW plug maxes out at 10 amp. He's going to run a lead right from the battery for me...I'll try it out locally!!

Here I am getting ready to leave last night, with my Google directions
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:55 PM   #289
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More info here off Google.



Hahhh.. you learn something new every day.....

That...apparently... is the largest pile of horseshoes in the world... I've driven by it a hundred times...never knew that....

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Old 11-20-2008, 05:56 PM   #290
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I'm not sure thats valid... the tide level seems different
I second that motion....

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Old 11-20-2008, 06:02 PM   #291
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He's going to run a lead right from the battery for me...I'll try it out locally!!

Here I am getting ready to leave last night, with my Google directions
Hey Gail...

Aaron here.... (YB Europe on the 12GT 2005 )...

Direct connect to the battery is the only way to roll for Gerbings.....

I do miss the heated seat and adjustable windshield on the GT.....oh and cruise control doesn't suck either...

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Old 11-20-2008, 06:14 PM   #292
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I gots to get me a new balaclava (or a buff), I like how yours actually stays up over your mouth, it looks like it would help with fogging, err frost now.

By the way, the new tag is all yours, I promise not to try for it tomorrow.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:18 PM   #293
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I second that motion....

Guys, I think you are splitting hairs on the tide!

Bike placement on the other hand, his bike is too far to the right of the sign...
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:53 PM   #294
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Guys, I think you are splitting hairs on the tide!

Bike placement on the other hand, his bike is too far to the right of the sign...
I parked the exact same place you did - I know that because of the pile of RICE on the ground.

Your turn, PB. And that doesn't stand for, 'Portly Ballerina'...(in case anyone here remembers that commercial)
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:38 PM   #295
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I parked the exact same place you did - I know that because of the pile of RICE on the ground.
Rice?

Oh, is that what you thought that was?

I knew you were going to be the one to get the tag, so I thought ahead and put down some kitty litter for that leaky tiger. . .
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:40 AM   #296
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Rice?

Oh, is that what you thought that was?

I knew you were going to be the one to get the tag, so I thought ahead and put down some kitty litter for that leaky tiger. . .


If you don't get it, hopefully one of the Mass guys will. See how long we can keep it away from those NH people. Where's their honor? Where's their pride? They don't even own the tag to their own state! Must be hiding in their homes, too ashamed to come out in public...
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:54 AM   #297
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WooooHooo!

Brrrrrrrr.

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:00 AM   #298
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Wicked Imitation..........

So, is imitation Flattery, Laziness or the result of the onset of frostbite?



Anybody able to provide another Two-fer?


What did we learn this morning....

When the weather man says it's cold they mean it....
Electric gear is great....but it really only makes you less cold.....
Hand guards really do divert highway wind, but don't do nearly much on the back roads.....
I can't do a 70 mile side trip on the way to work and make it on time.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:44 AM   #299
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So, is imitation Flattery, Laziness or the result of the onset of frostbite?



Anybody able to provide another Two-fer?


What did we learn this morning....

When the weather man says it's cold they mean it....
Electric gear is great....but it really only makes you less cold.....
Hand guards really do divert highway wind, but don't do nearly much on the back roads.....
I can't do a 70 mile side trip on the way to work and make it on time.
We? I had the covers tucked up around my chinny chin chin. Time to get this tag back up into gods country....A Bone where are you?
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:55 AM   #300
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So, is imitation Flattery, Laziness or the result of the onset of frostbite?

Anybody able to provide another Two-fer?


What did we learn this morning....

When the weather man says it's cold they mean it....
Electric gear is great....but it really only makes you less cold.....
Hand guards really do divert highway wind, but don't do nearly much on the back roads.....
I can't do a 70 mile side trip on the way to work and make it on time.


I love it!! 2 two-fers!!

Below 25 or so I put my one-piece rainsuit on over my riding gear, over my heated gear. Makes all the difference in the world - blocks out the wind completely and lets the heat soak in. I was good with that down to 7f last winter; haven't had a chance yet to try it any lower.
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