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My cool weather riding probably wouldn't even qualify to be called Fall riding for you snow belt guys, but the only thing I have trouble keeping warm are my fingers. I've been thinking about electrically heated gloves. Any users? Do they work? Are they worth the money? I would prefer the rechargeable battery type, but I would like to know they work before I plunk down the cash.

Thanks for any info or recommendations from first hand experience.

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Dave, they are great, work good. I have Gerbing heated gloves, that are wired, with a dual controller on the bike, once your hands get warm your going to find out what else gets cold, my case, my feet. I have the dual controller so when Santa brings my heated socks, I'll be good to go. My hands are no longer a problem.
 

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I have the heated glove liners that go inside of my winter gloves. Like Gold, they are controlled by a remote. There are battery powered options too. I purchased my gear from Warm & Safe and am very happy with each product: glove liners, jacket liner, pants liner, socks liner, along with various controllers and accessories.

I understand exactly what your complaint is because there is no protection for your hands. They are always out in the wind and no glove that I found could keep the chill out for very long once the mercury dropped. You will be happy with the heated gloves, no more stinging finger tips. But Gold did warn you, after you heat your hands, you find out PDQ just how cold other parts of your body really are...you were just too distracted by your hands to notice!

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I have the heated glove liners that go inside of my winter gloves. Like Gold, they are controlled by a remote. There are battery powered options too. I purchased my gear from Warm & Safe and am very happy with each product: glove liners, jacket liner, pants liner, socks liner, along with various controllers and accessories.

I understand exactly what your complaint is because there is no protection for your hands. They are always out in the wind and no glove that I found could keep the chill out for very long once the mercury dropped. You will be happy with the heated gloves, no more stinging finger tips. But Gold did warn you, after you heat your hands, you find out PDQ just how cold other parts of your body really are...you were just too distracted by your hands to notice!

Warm & Safe, the Home of the Warmest Clothing in the Universe
Neat, they have battery packs for the First Gear gloves I recently bought.

Battery 7.4 Volt 5.4 Amp - Warm & Safe Heated Gear, LLC
 

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I have gerbings heated gloves, socks and jacket...and I love them... there products well extend your riding season all the way up till the roads are not safe... well worth it imo
 

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I have heated grips on my Limited, they work great.
I would go that route, no wires.
 

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Gerbings g3 and dual controller here love em,worth their weight in gold.+Lifetime warranty.
 

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Gerbings G3 gloves and jacket liner wired to dual controller. On my third riding season and have ridden my 30 mile one way commute as low as 9 degrees.

I have never needed the liner on high (with layers on top of course). It will roast you.

30 miles with the gloves on high without handguards or fairing was all I wanted at 9. The fairing on the limited makes 9 easier.
 

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Also, there's a few things you want to consider too. If you go with gloves and wiring the bike, on a RK, theres not a lot of places to put the control knobs. I mounted mine, in back of the windshield, on top of the headlight. Also, I didn't like that the wires are hot all the time, so I wired a toggle switch to the leads coming from the battery to kill the power when not in use. Food for thought.
 

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Also, there's a few things you want to consider too. If you go with gloves and wiring the bike, on a RK, theres not a lot of places to put the control knobs. I mounted mine, in back of the windshield, on top of the headlight. Also, I didn't like that the wires are hot all the time, so I wired a toggle switch to the leads coming from the battery to kill the power when not in use. Food for thought.
I wear my dual controller...
 

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Batteries? Your bike has a big one and other than the ritual of connecting the wires (one wire to liner & one in each sleeve to gloves)... a heated liner and gloves (or more if you chose) on a dual thermostat is the cats meow. Had me riding 2 winters ago when the weather man said windchill is -9* smiling all the way home on the interstate.

I can't speak for the other options but the HD gear is great. I keep the controller on my jacket side strap. I adjust by feel and I smile everytime I have to turn them down. Without thermo's you would have to keep switching off & on. The power connect is zip-tied to the rear crash bar and without fail I always forget to unplug before I get off...no biggie it unplugs itself :)

I opted for the jacket liner - not the vest.

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Been using Gerbing for 6 years now. In Virginia I've ridden down to 8 degrees. Hands stay warm and comfortable. Well worth the price for quality.
 

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I have two pairs of Gerbing heated gloves, both run off the bikes electrical system. Battery powered gloves are not up to really cold weather riding. If you turn them up enough to keep your hands warm, the battery will not last very long. They don't get as hot as gloves that are powered by your bikes electrical system.

Because I have electrically heated pants and jackets liners and foot-bed heaters, I use a dual-thermostat to control them. You need a thermostat or the gloves will get too warm. Some people use an in-line on/off switch, but that is a pain in the butt to cycle on and off all day long.

I have ridden when it was 16 degrees and my hands stayed warm, on a naked bike. If you hand are behind a fairing, the gloves will be even more effective.

It is a good idea to waterproof the gloves with a good leather treatment, like Obenauf's.

Pete

My cool weather riding probably wouldn't even qualify to be called Fall riding for you snow belt guys, but the only thing I have trouble keeping warm are my fingers. I've been thinking about electrically heated gloves. Any users? Do they work? Are they worth the money? I would prefer the rechargeable battery type, but I would like to know they work before I plunk down the cash.

Thanks for any info or recommendations from first hand experience.

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Yep...Gerbings all the way..G3 gloves are great...heated gear rules......have the whole set up...love it..
 
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