Gerbing heated gear - Honda Rebel Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 09-02-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: King N.C.
Posts: 147
Gerbing heated gear

Hi:

Anyone use Gerbing heated gear on their Rebel. I am thinking of buying the heated jacket and gloves and attach both to the 12 volt battery. Will also use the gear on my trip to the Alps next year.

Thanks
Turnerdude is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 09-02-2013, 07:07 PM
Moderator
 
Buickguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Michigan, near Ann Arbor
Posts: 17,775
Garage
I don't use Gerbing. I do have heated gear. Mine is old Eclipse stuff back when they were made in Ann Arbor.
I have a 45 Watt BWM branded Eclipse Yukon vest and Eclipse branded 42 Watt Alpine heated chaps.
The problem is there is very little excess electrical capacity on the Rebel.

Changing over to all LED lighting (except headlight, 35 Watt) freed up enough to run my 30 year old low draw stuff and have Hot Grips® heated grips on low.
If I had the 55 watt headlight, I couldn't afford running the Hot Grips®

1987 CMX250C Rebel
2002 FSC600 SilverWing
1983 Yamaha Midnight Virago XV920MK
Put your bike's year and size in your signature.
It helps others help you.

Buickguy is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 09-02-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: King N.C.
Posts: 147
So I could use the either the garbing vest or gloves on my stock 2006 Rebel but not both? Or would I have to go to LED like you posted?
Turnerdude is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old 09-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Moderator
 
Buickguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Michigan, near Ann Arbor
Posts: 17,775
Garage
When it comes to heat, always start with the vest. Keeping body core temps up are the key to long term cold weather survival.
I'd start changing out bulb for LED. Before my conversion to LED I had trouble running one piece of heated gear.
Gerbing's full jacket liner would be right out with its 110 watt draw. If you have one of their vests with a lower draw, I'd do the LED tail/brake light and license light bulbs at least. That's the best bang for the buck followed by the speedometer back light.

Keep in mind, I'm running 30 year old technology. Its primitive but effective. Your modern stuff has pulse width modulating temperature control available for it. That can reduce your draw for the heat nicely and keep it manageable.

1987 CMX250C Rebel
2002 FSC600 SilverWing
1983 Yamaha Midnight Virago XV920MK
Put your bike's year and size in your signature.
It helps others help you.

Buickguy is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 09-02-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: King N.C.
Posts: 147
Thanks mainly buying it for my Alps trip but was thinking could use it here in N.C. on the Blue Ridge Parkway...
Turnerdude is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 08-21-2014, 11:15 PM
Moderator
 
Buickguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Michigan, near Ann Arbor
Posts: 17,775
Garage
it would be gret to have eat on the Blue Ridge Parkwy for fall color riding it can get nippy up there during the fall.

1987 CMX250C Rebel
2002 FSC600 SilverWing
1983 Yamaha Midnight Virago XV920MK
Put your bike's year and size in your signature.
It helps others help you.

Buickguy is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 08-24-2014, 09:18 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: On the dry side of the Great PNW
Posts: 1,074
You can run a vest (or jacket) on the Rebel without doing the LED thing. You have to use the controller, though, instead of the on/off switch.

I use an old Aerostich vest, and keep it no more than 1/4 turn from off on the dial. You will know when you turn it up too high, the headlight will 'pulse' slightly.


Just the Hondas....
pair of 2005 Rebels, pair of NT700V's, CBR250R, CRF230L, CB500X, NC700X, Shadow Aero
DeeG is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 10-21-2016, 12:58 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeeG View Post
You can run a vest (or jacket) on the Rebel without doing the LED thing. You have to use the controller, though, instead of the on/off switch.

I use an old Aerostich vest, and keep it no more than 1/4 turn from off on the dial. You will know when you turn it up too high, the headlight will 'pulse' slightly.
I have Gerbing jacket line & gloves, with an external controller that has two independent controls.

Are you suggesting I can only use one piece of gear, the jacket liner or the gloves?

If I turn the controller up too high, how will I know if the headlight is pulsing in the daytime?

Thanks

2006 Rebel 250
DrSpencer is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 11-03-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: On the dry side of the Great PNW
Posts: 1,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrSpencer View Post
I have Gerbing jacket line & gloves, with an external controller that has two independent controls.

Are you suggesting I can only use one piece of gear, the jacket liner or the gloves?

If I turn the controller up too high, how will I know if the headlight is pulsing in the daytime?

Thanks
I haven't tried to use two at a time. I would try facing the bike against a wall or garage door and use the 'reflection' of the light to judge. Turn on the gear. turn up or down accordingly. The bike will be able to handle a slightly larger load when the RPM's are up.

I had heated gloves, but I hated how they were so bulky, so I opted for these:





Keep the wind off and I can wear my normal cold weather gloves with them.


Just the Hondas....
pair of 2005 Rebels, pair of NT700V's, CBR250R, CRF230L, CB500X, NC700X, Shadow Aero
DeeG is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 11-03-2016, 09:40 PM
 
SoakedKarma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Nevada
Posts: 742
@DeeG what brand muffs are those?.. Look like they fit around mirror and bar well.

96 VS800GL Suzuki Intruder, 87 CMX250C Rebel,
79 CB400 Hawk (sold 93), 75 CB350 (sold 83), 71 CB350 (stolen 74)
Help others help you, Include Year and Displacement in your signature...
SoakedKarma is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Rebel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome