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Old 11-15-2012, 08:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by huskerbob View Post
if you ride in cold weather my suggestion would be:

go ahead, bite the bullet and buy heated gloves and a heated jacket liner (either HD or Gerbings). Go ahead and spring for the dual thermostat control too. (one control for the jacket, one for the gloves).

It's not a cheap investment but believe me, if you ride in cold weather you'll be glad you spent the cash!

PS: I believe Gerbings makes the HD stuff so I say go with which ever you can get a better deal on.
I agree with HuskerBob. I'm about to bite the bullet on the heated jacket liner and probably gloves too. I do have very thick Harley winter gloves that I use sometimes. They seem to do fine except they are pretty bulky.

And yes, the H-D version of the heated jacket liner is made by Gerbing. The local dealers seem to carry them for $260-$280, but I got an email from a dealer in St. Charles, Missouri (near/in St. Louis I think) that has them on sale for 20% off. For the Dual Source heated jacket liner it says MSRP of $260 but on sale for $208 through Nov 30th. $208 is still a lot of money for a jacket liner but I've talked myself into getting one. What I wonder is if local Harley Dealers will match sale prices like that. But the St. Charles dealer has a website that you can order one from.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Heated gloves for sure. I have heated grips and hands still get cold, especially the thumbs.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by gtrman66 View Post
It has been in the 30's every morning this week and the only thing that gets cold are my fingers. After 30+ years of riding, I think I have spent hundreds of dollars on gloves, $20 to $30 at a time. I just have a hard time bringing myself to plunk down $100+ for a single pair. Maybe this year.

BTW, I have tried dozens and once the temp goes below 40, the fingers hurt after about 10 miles. I have a 24 mile commute.
Same here, I have a 45 mile commute and I just bought a pair of snowmobile gloves and they were no better just a little longer till the pain.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Stay away from the FXRG crap.
FXRG riding gloves. The "G" stands for Garbage!
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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What I use down into the 20's. 40 Minute commute each way. Bulky but stay pretty warm.

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