Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
My new micro wire Gerbings respond within seconds to setting changes. I clip the controller to one of the straps on the exterior of my Jacket and run cables under the edge into the vest. And somebody else posted, I put my vest on over a T shirt or better yet a micro fleece turtle neck and cover it all up with a textile Jacket that has a rain/wind proof liner in it. I removed the insulation layer from my coat as it is not needed and makes the jacket too thick.
I do not need gloves as electric Gortex works fine for me and I have wind deflectors on the bike. Feet stay warm also. But I quit riding below freezing mostly to avoid salt and ice.
I can not believe I ride and froze so many years without egear. I ride almost all winter now and it may just be my favorite time as the leaves are down and there is no bugs. But I miss seeing other bikes out to talk to at stops.
2007 Blue SuperVee 1000
2013 Grey Super Te'ne're' 1200
2002 White HD Road King Police (divorced)
2000 Red Honda XR 400r
2003 Green Honda Rincon 650 ATV
If it is not broken, it can still be fixed