electic heated clothing

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by dfbales, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    I made a set with a heat controller for less than $60 this site only tells you how and what you need it does not sell the parts

    MotoTour - How to Make Electric Heated Clothing
     
  2. bjryman

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    Wow, now that's dedication!!

    I don't have the patience or skill to do what you did and I have full set of gear (socks, pants, full jacket and gloves.)

    The jacket and pants are also made of goretex which adds a wind barrier to the set and let's me wear a thinner over-jacket.

    For me, the price versus my skill and patience was worth it.
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Be sure you scroll all the way to the end of the article and read the Limitations of Liability - what a riot! :D
     
  4. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    Once I got the material in hand my first shirt took 1 hour to put together what I love is rideing on a cold winter day, feeling as if I am wraped in a electric blanket. To buy what I have could of cost me $600 and I got by for $60 total with the heat controller, thats $270 a hour labor not bad. and yes the guy at motor tour is a hoot.
     
  5. Sheepdogmarine

    Sheepdogmarine Active Member

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    Hey, I think it's great! Now maybe I can sweet talk the wife.:D

    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. jonny oz

    jonny oz Member

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    i'm interested in also making some heated clothing...i'm wondering what you used for a connector? i already have the harness on my bike for the battery tender, which is the same that the heated clothing uses. all I need to know is where I can buy just the plug to plug into the harness? thanks.
     
  7. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    I used a 2 prong trailer connector on the bike and on the power side oftemp controller, same as my battery tender, and used a mono music connector for the shirt to the controller, I also used curly electric wire between the controller and cloths I think i got them at radio shack. some harley dealers sell all kinds of connectors and adaptors for heat
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Yeah, hope RichardS doesn't read the part about Global warming...:newsmile100:
     
  9. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    that guy at moto tour sure can write, almost as good as I can ride