Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Spring Hill, TN
Rep Power: 1
I bought a Gerbings heated jacket and the thermostat. The Gerbings seemed expensive to me but they're very well made and, in the end, worth it. I ran wires directly to the battery (with an inline fuse) exiting the left side panel so I can wear the thermostat on the left side. I've had no problems with it. With the jacket (as a liner), my leather jacket and leather overpants with long johns, decent gloves and Alpinestars boots, I do well with temps down into the 20's.
My resistance to cold has dropped a lot as I've gotten older. In my teens/early 20's, I rode with temps in the teens and somehow survived. I chalk that up to stupidity as much as anything else, lol...
I also made up a cigarette lighter adapter wire to the plug into the Gerbings connector that I use to charge my phone while it's in the tank bag. Can't do both at the same time but I can plug my phone in whenever I stop and give it a boost.