Join Date: May 2012
heated gear recommendations please
I would like to pick up heated clothing so I can ride year-round. I ride a 2006 Wee with the stock alternator, and only draw for my GPS. I am considering a set of Firstgear heaters, including socks, pants, jacket and gloves. Total draw comes to just under 150 watts, more than the stock alternator should have available.
Does anybody have experience with Firstgear equipment? Is there another brand that is superior?
Am I correct that keeping the temperature lower reduces draw?
Where do you connect your gear to the bike? I was planning to purchase one of Rick's auxiliary shelves and plug into that, does that make sense?
Thanks for all feedback!