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Can someone answer a question regarding the Gerbing jackets please?

When you get them do they come supplied with an electric chord that attaches to the battery and then you plug the jacket to that by male/female jack plugs?

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Yes I think they do. But you really ought to get a controller, so's you can switch off/on and regulate the heat as you're going along. You could roast otherwise! It will come with a male and female socket, so could be inserted afterwards. The Gerbings sockets are all the same type (also same as Warm n Safe, not sure about others).

So you'd wire in a female socket to the bike anyway normally, and may need to do this via a relay (if you want it switched), or could I guess do it direct from the battery. For instance a standard 1200GS accessory socket won't provide enough current, not sure about other bikes. The Gerbings in particular uses quite a lot.

Not sure I've explained very well, but if not please ask!
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Can someone answer a question regarding the Gerbing jackets please?

When you get them do they come supplied with an electric chord that attaches to the battery and then you plug the jacket to that by male/female jack plugs?

Steve
Yes the do but you cone need extension cords also.

By the way we tested four different heated cloths Gebring included non of electrical ones worked properly only liquid one was working.

Actually electric ones were working couple of hours and then some connections was malfunctioning or burnt.

We did 1639 km / 23.7 h and cross Arctic Circle twice during coldest time of the year in Finland 5 - 6 Feb 2010.

So test conditions can't be better than that.


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But no problem we were prepared to do without any heated clothes so we survived.
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What you get with the kit is a basic set of leads and an off/switch but this as mentioned can mean hot or cold so yes, fork out for th econtroller.

Wire it direct to the battery with the leads provided, it has it's own fuse and you are good to go, the lead is long enough to come out under the seat, but if you need to, get an extension.

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Just bought a biketek jacket (from motorworks) to use on the ride down to the northern mini meet. I was very very impressed -9 on the A9 down from Inverness, but kept snug and warm with just a base layer and normal bike jacket.

An an easy to use 3 heat position switch. Early days yet so admitedly cannot comment on durability but so far I would say that this is a quality product-

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