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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-08-2001, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Question Heat for Winter Riding

Iím currently searching for a heated vest and grips for the upcoming winter months. Any suggestions or experiences you would like to share would be welcome.

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there is a company called Weider that makes heated (electric) vests and chaps...im not sure if they make stuff geared for sportbikes..my parents ride Harleys and use them..they also have heated grips but im sure they wouldnt look good on a sportbike hehe...
i looked on the web for weider and found nothing related to heated apparel...???
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the best thing ive used is gool 'ol leather and layers...make sure to cover your neck where your jacket and helmet come together and youll be fine...a fleece neck piece thats used for snowboarding/skiing works great..

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I don't know if you've heard of an outdoor supply company called REI, but they sell hand warmers. They are liquid filled packets that you activate by snapping the metal disc inside. They are reusable and cheap. Try visiting www.REI.com and do a search for handwarmers. Those things kick ass for outdoor activities. Good luck chicky.
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I saw on a Beemer site about these things...
Yeah, those BMW people ride in all kinds of weather. If any one has info about that, they will. Try your local BMW dealer, or if you can find a copy of the BMW Motorcycle Owners Assn monthly mag, you should be headed in the right direction,

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there is a company called Weider that makes heated (electric) vests and chaps...
You couldn't find it because it's Widder. I think they were the first with heated stuff and have been at it since at least the '70's. They have a web site. I haven't personally used the stuff but a brother has and he raves about it. It's not as expensive as you might think (a vest around $70.00) I would be inclined to go with Widder if only because they have been at it so long and should have the program figured out by now.

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You couldn't find it because it's Widder. I think they were the first with heated stuff and have been at it since at least the '70's. They have a web site. I haven't personally used the stuff but a brother has and he raves about it. It's not as expensive as you might think (a vest around $70.00) I would be inclined to go with Widder if only because they have been at it so long and should have the program figured out by now.

BTW, Hi Laurie. How's it going? You haven't been clotheslined lately have you? Say hi to Dan for me.


Thanks for the info Dad. I'll check them out. As many miles as we plan to travel this winter, I will definatly need it!

No I haven't been cloths lined lately - still need to do a few repairs. I have, however run the gap and Cherohala Skyway recently and managed to do a few toe drags David insists that Iím hanging my toes down too far, but I know Iím just carving the road

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