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    Fall is here...
    on: Oct 06, 2019, 10.36 pm
    Oct 06, 2019, 10.36 pm
    Wow, where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday I was trying to keep cool, now it seems Fall is here and I need to keep warm. It was 61 yesterday and today when I went I left, so out came the fleece lined jeans along with the heated seat to enjoy some Fall riding around the Garden Prairie IL area.

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    Re: Fall is here...
    Reply #1 on: Oct 07, 2019, 01.53 am
    Oct 07, 2019, 01.53 am
    And probably less traffic on the roads. Layer up and continue riding, or get heated clothing like Warm and Safe that I use year round. Cheers.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Fall is here...
    Reply #2 on: Oct 07, 2019, 04.04 pm
    Oct 07, 2019, 04.04 pm
    I were only thinking about the possibility of using heated clothing the other morning funny enough, I'm sure that it takes motorcycling in Winter to another level hey.
    My Trophy is the first bike that I've owned with heated grips, I had thought about fitting a pair to previous bikes but never got around to it,.....the heated seat is also a great asset to have I've found. :002:

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    Re: Fall is here...
    Reply #3 on: Oct 07, 2019, 04.27 pm
    Oct 07, 2019, 04.27 pm
    Agreed, the heated seat and grips are a great thing to have. If you haven't tried fleece line jeans, I highly recommend them. They are very comfortable and do a great job of keeping you warm.

    As far as heated clothing goes, I don't normally ride in weather that's cold enough to need them. As much as I enjoy the Trophy, if it's that cold I'll stay home  :008:
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    Re: Fall is here...
    Reply #4 on: Oct 07, 2019, 06.37 pm
    Oct 07, 2019, 06.37 pm
    I have used heated gloves (far superior to heated grips) for years.  I also have a heated jacket inner which is unbelievably good.  Both are BikeTek products which I don't think are made anymore. However, if you can pick them up, your riding season is considerably extended.
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    Re: Fall is here...
    Reply #5 on: Oct 07, 2019, 06.42 pm
    Oct 07, 2019, 06.42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
    I have used heated gloves (far superior to heated grips) for years.  I also have a heated jacket inner which is unbelievably good.  Both are BikeTek products which I don't think are made anymore. However, if you can pick them up, your riding season is considerably extended.

    I'm looking at heated gloves but don't want the faff or running wires/plugging into the bike so rechargeable batteries on the wrist/cuffs is the way to go I think.

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    Re: Fall is here...
    Reply #6 on: Oct 07, 2019, 07.34 pm
    Oct 07, 2019, 07.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    I'm looking at heated gloves but don't want the faff or running wires/plugging into the bike so rechargeable batteries on the wrist/cuffs is the way to go I think.

    Your choice....  :002:
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    Re: Fall is here...
    Reply #7 on: Oct 08, 2019, 05.07 am
    Oct 08, 2019, 05.07 am
    earthman, batteries might be fine. But "HOW LONG" are you planning on riding before stopping to replace the batteries. On my last IBA SS1600 ride, my start docket was 00.01am and the sun didn't show till 500 kilometres later and it didn't warm up till after midday. I personally think batteries wouldn't have coped. Simple wire [fused] of the Trophies battery to between tank and seat, plug in and instant warmth to whatever setting I choose. Part of the Warm and Safe outfit is the Heat Troller for temperature adjustment. All day, all night bliss, better than sex. Believe me at my age I know.  :164: :164: :164:
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