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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

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Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA




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I use Warm and Safe https://www.warmnsafe.com/ heated gear. It's confortable, relieable and easy to use. It also allows me to miimize layering layers, so, not a lot of bulk. I wired it into my battery tender plug (SAE plug) with a 10a fuse directly to the battery. My current setup is 8 years old and works great. However, there is newer, more energy efficient heated gear from Warm and Safe available now.

BTW, check out the new line of Heated Clothing. WaS now makes heated shirts!! https://www.warmnsafe.com/collection...-12v-heatlayer
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It's also worth mentioning the Exotogg inflatable vest (https://exotogg.com) plays nicely with heated gear, essentially keeping the heat in where you need it. You can turn down your electric gear, and if anything bad happens electrically, you have an emergency backup so that you don't die.
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The additional drain on the battery will be around 110W so should be achieveable - I would be interested to know if Grant fitted a higher output alternator to cope with normal running plus two sets of heated gear. If I have any doubts about too much current drain then that can be alleviated by fitting a higher output alternator - there is a 450W version that can be slotted straight in. I am fitting a voltmeter to keep a check on the battery.

I have no doubt that I will, at least for the first year or three, get off the bike without unplugging a high proportion of the time so I will be making sure that I can unplug without damaging the wiring.

Yes, I eventually put a Motorraf Elektrik alternator on it - much better, no issues, and Susan can have hers on full all day long
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I use Warm and Safe https://www.warmnsafe.com/ heated gear. It's confortable, relieable and easy to use. It also allows me to miimize layering layers, so, not a lot of bulk. I wired it into my battery tender plug (SAE plug) with a 10a fuse directly to the battery. My current setup is 8 years old and works great. However, there is newer, more energy efficient heated gear from Warm and Safe available now.

BTW, check out the new line of Heated Clothing. WaS now makes heated shirts!! https://www.warmnsafe.com/collection...-12v-heatlayer

I HAVE one of the heated shirts, and it works REALLY well! Good material, machine washes and packs small. Excellent overall heat, I can definitely recommend it. The only flaw is it's the first layer, so an all day thing, not put it on when you need it. For commuters perfect, for travellers dealing with varying conditions, mountain passes etc, I think a little less so.
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