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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-08-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Here I sit.........

Here I sit all broken hearted tried to........ Wait wrong story!

As the cold weather rolls in, rain and snow in the forecast for the next few months I contemplate what will I do to my Vulcan while it sits unused in the garage. While I long for the feel of the wind in my face and the freedom of the open road wanting to tuff it out and bundle up on a brisk sunny 35 degree day! I hold back my urges and dream of 75 degree temps and not being on call.

I am waiting on Santa to bring me my shiny new forward controls. My wife to get me new stainless steel braided cables for my birthday. Then I can treat my mistress to some TLC. Powder coat the calipers, add a couple more lights, new head light and turn signals. Then top it all off with a nice shinny intake!

I just wanted to share my thoughts.

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I'm on the same boat. Wish I had the money to get some good stuff for the 900. Really want a light bar and sissy bar with bags.


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I just ride year round & bundle up. Takes the blues away!
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Two words: electric vest. Best money I ever spent.

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I go out and sit on it & make motorcycle noises. I can tell the neighbor kid is envious.

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What brand electric vest and how do you attach to the battery? I ride all year long in MO, and have installed heated grips, but still don't have anything for the body with the exception of a good pair of snowboarder pants and a heavy leather coat....

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting'..... “what a ride”!' George Carlin
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What brand electric vest and how do you attach to the battery? I ride all year long in MO, and have installed heated grips, but still don't have anything for the body with the exception of a good pair of snowboarder pants and a heavy leather coat....
Both Gerbing's and Warm n' Safe hook up the same way. Each comes with a wiring kit. Two wires. The positive lead (with the fuse) goes directly to the positive terminal on the battery. The other goes directly on the negative (ground) battery terminal. The lead hooks up to either an on/off switch or a heat controller, which I recommend because you can select the amount of heat you want. The jacket lead connects to the wire coming out of the controller box. You'll have to decide where you want to secure the controller box. I have mine velcro'd to the frame just in front of the left side cover. Piece of cake.

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I go out and sit on it & make motorcycle noises. I can tell the neighbor kid is envious.
At least you can! I live in NYC and garage parking not worth the money so Stella is an hour away at my sisters. I just bought some toys for her and I am dying to throw them on.

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What brand electric vest and how do you attach to the battery? I ride all year long in MO, and have installed heated grips, but still don't have anything for the body with the exception of a good pair of snowboarder pants and a heavy leather coat....
I got a Tourmaster vest with collar. It comes complete with everything you need to hook it up and ride. The others make you buy the heat controller.
http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/cata...-p-361_59.html
I had Battery Tender leads on my 3 bikes so I bought an adapter wire to hook the vest up without adding another pigtail to the battery. My dealer sold me the vest for $100 and it's the best hundred bucks I've ever spent on riding.

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nice bikes you got there nsx.

i might look into buying a jacket and gloves too but dont ride too far in winter to actually make use of them. but maybe that will change if i do get them.


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