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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks To All on this forum. Found myself in a commuting situation going into winter, checked on this forum and got great tips/advice on Gerbing heated jacket/glove liners as well as Frog Toggs light weight rain gear. Rode home last night(74mi) from Atlanta in 37F light rain safe,warm and dry. Thanks.
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I use the Gerbings jacket liner and it sure adds a lot of riding time to my season along with heated grips.

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We may be all on our bikes this winter if these gas prices keep going up. Just filled my tank at $4.09 a gallon today and I hear we are looking at 5 bucks a gallon before long. Glad I have the Gerbing and Frogg Toggs, too.
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We may be all on our bikes this winter if these gas prices keep going up. Just filled my tank at $4.09 a gallon today and I hear we are looking at 5 bucks a gallon before long. Glad I have the Gerbing and Frogg Toggs, too.
Do you notice that your fuel economy is worse with heated gear? Seems to be for me, but I've only had my bike for 2 months (and 3700 miles).

Seems like my best tanks are ones where I don't have the heat on as much.
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Do you notice that your fuel economy is worse with heated gear? Seems to be for me, but I've only had my bike for 2 months (and 3700 miles).

Seems like my best tanks are ones where I don't have the heat on as much.
Actually I do notice my fuel economy goes down in cold weather. I always blamed it on less highway riding and more city riding but my use of heated gear could be a factor too. Still, not a huge difference in mileage.
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Fuel economy goes down in cold weather because the air is denser, plus if you're taxing the charging system with extra demand for heated gear that will drop fuel economy even more.

The alternative is not to ride when it's cold....nah.


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I love my heated gear, only way to ride in cold. I'm already a 365 riding, go through 2 tanks a week just commuting to and from work. Hell of a lot cheaper on the bike than in the car. I always lose about 5 mpg once it get below 50.

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I have a set of Heat Demons grip warmers on my Sportster and love them.

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