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Old 11-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi. have a 03 flstc without plug-ins for acc. what are any thoughts on battery operated gloves. thanks in advance. happy turkey day.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Battery powered gloves are good for the first hour, they claim battery lasts 6 hours, if you turn them on full heat, it only last 2 hours or less. I have Gerblings 12V G3 gloves, love them!
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Just wire up your own power outlet, it's not hard. They make kits that go straight to the battery and have an inline fuse.
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i agree with the responses above.

go with the hard wired gloves rather than the battery version.

they are not difficult to hook up and you avoid the dead battery problem.

one additional suggestion. buy the thermostatic control for the 12V gloves. it will increase the cost but heated gloves without a thermostat can cause burns which you probably won't notice until it's too late.

the extra expense in well worth it in terms of comfort and safety.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if you buy the Tour Master heated gloves they come with a thermostat and a pig tail to connect to you battery. Really easy to install and the gloves really work well
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I've got the Gerbings Hybred that operate on both recharageable battery or a pigtail attached to the bikes battery. In temps in the mid 30's, like this morning, the battery only lasts for about 45 mins on high, so for a 30 minute ride to work it works ok. The pigtail is easy to attach and has a controller that you can adjust the level of heat and is really nice for longer rides.
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I have the battery operated HD gloves (made by Gerbing) with the rechargeable batteries. On the second heat setting they will last about four hours.

I went with the battery operated model cause a friend has the hard wired version and watching him try and hook up those wires is quite comical and not something I wanted to fool with.

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I looked into battery operated gloves so I wouldn't have to mess with the wires. Turns out the wired ones are much better so you don't have to mess with the batteries...

I too went with gerbings. I will say the wires are awkward if you don't have the jacket liner with the connectors on the sleeves...


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If you're not burning a tank of gas, then the batteries are OK, I suppose. I take a fair amount of long(ish) rides (1-3 tankfuls), and the electric jacket liner and gloves are a Godsend. I can ride all year around. The only things keeping me off the bike now are snow and ice.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If you get the wired heated gloves, spring for the dual thermostat controller. Because you will end up getting the heated jacket soon, and that will make all the difference! You'll want to control the gloves and the jacket separate from each other, as the gloves will be near high, and jacket around med-low.
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