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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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As winter is here, I recently bought a pair of heated inner gloves. This is my first year and first winter riding a motorbike and the S4 has been a great intro. I dont know a huge amount about riding all year long, after meeting my cousin (all yeear/rider for 4 years) we were talking about gear/clothing and the impending cold. I saw his gloves and after remembering what the guy in the shop said after passing my test.." you'll need a winter glove and a summer glove.." I noticed how thick his gloves were compared to mine. Mine a very thin and pretty much just leather except a thin layer of gortex which keep them water proof. When I tried his gloves on I found them horrible and cant believe anyone doesnt mind riding without such a responsive touch as a thinner glove offers.

So basically, I realised how great my inner gloves are. Because they are thin and allow me to wear my summer glover all year round. They can deal with the most extreme temps and still offer me better response/sensitivity than any winter glove. Btw, I also spray my gloves with a leather shoe water/stain resistant spray that you can pick up in any good shoe shop. This, with the gortex makes my gloves practically submersible.

I would highly recommend heated gear as I also have a waistcoat too and if your chest is warm and your hands too, well it makes any condition a joy to ride in .

I do have one warning tho... If you do have heated gear, and you do cover serious miles. MAKE SURE YOU CARRY PLENY OF FUSES. I'm sure this sounds perfectly obvious but trust me you dont feel so smug when your heated gear packs up and all your wearing is summer riding gear in the midle of a no-where blizard.

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Plenty of fuses? Haven't had one blow yet! Maybe it is luck, but a 10a fuse should be OK with a heated jacket and gloves. If you are blowing lots of fuses you might have other issues to attend to.

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mine seemed to be fitted with a 7.5 but i now have it on a 10, hasn't been any trouble since. Fuse blew mainly through it being on and unplugging/plugging. never had one blow any other way.
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Sounds like they could be a goer. What make of heated glove liners are they & how much?

Also how are they wired up as there isn't a 7.5amp fuse on the bike as far as I can remember?
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Sounds like they could be a goer. What make of heated glove liners are they & how much?

Also how are they wired up as there isn't a 7.5amp fuse on the bike as far as I can remember?
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They usually come with a harness that attaches directly to the battery. The harness has an inline fuse. That way you don't have to cut up the bike's wiring and can take your heated gear with you if you change bikes. Make sure you unplug when the bike isn't running or it will drain the battery.

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They usually come with a harness that attaches directly to the battery. The harness has an inline fuse. That way you don't have to cut up the bike's wiring and can take your heated gear with you if you change bikes. Make sure you unplug when the bike isn't running or it will drain the battery.

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yeah thats right they have an inline fuse, they are really simple to wire as all the controls/switches are portable. You dont need a serious install as you might with some heated grips. The clothes are designed that way so that you can use them while off the bike doing other activities with special batteriees that can be fitted in clothing pockets that are provided. My brand heated clothing is called KLAN. there are only 2 good makes as far as I know and I do recommend this particular one. The other day I lost a rubber sheeth that comes supplied with the gloves to help water proof the connections and prevent disconecting. I bought my gloves and waistcoat secondhand from ebay (think the other guy blew a fuse and replaced with a 7.5), when I called the original supplier they said they would send out a few rubber spares for me free of charge. How often does anything come free of charge these days?? Most happy
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I think there is a US supplier too. Good stuff.
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yeah thats right they have an inline fuse, they are really simple to wire as all the controls/switches are portable. You dont need a serious install as you might with some heated grips. The clothes are designed that way so that you can use them while off the bike doing other activities with special batteriees that can be fitted in clothing pockets that are provided. My brand heated clothing is called KLAN. there are only 2 good makes as far as I know and I do recommend this particular one. The other day I lost a rubber sheeth that comes supplied with the gloves to help water proof the connections and prevent disconecting. I bought my gloves and waistcoat secondhand from ebay (think the other guy blew a fuse and replaced with a 7.5), when I called the original supplier they said they would send out a few rubber spares for me free of charge. How often does anything come free of charge these days?? Most happy
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