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Old 04-13-2013, 06:48 PM   #16651
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #16652
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My helmet (HJC) doesn't work with the factory locks. I usually don't lock the helmet unless I'm someplace where there's a lot of traffic (mall parking lot, etc...) and I'm leaving it for a while, but when I do I use a slightly thicker (non-retractable) Python lock that I keep on the bike:

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-84.../dp/B000XTPNZK

It's long enough (and thick enough) that I can run the cable through a wheel and the frame for a bit more security if I need it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #16653
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:26 PM   #16654
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #16655
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:57 AM   #16656
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My helmet (HJC) doesn't work with the factory locks. I usually don't lock the helmet unless I'm someplace where there's a lot of traffic (mall parking lot, etc...) and I'm leaving it for a while, but when I do I use a slightly thicker (non-retractable) Python lock that I keep on the bike:

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-84.../dp/B000XTPNZK

It's long enough (and thick enough) that I can run the cable through a wheel and the frame for a bit more security if I need it.
I'm the same as my helmet has a ratchet strap so I too use a cable similar to the above. However, when you want to leave your jacket and, sometimes, trousers a PacSafe is the only option I think. Get one that's designed to take a large rucksac and all your stuff will go in, including your helmet.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:25 AM   #16657
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Ah... did a little Googling this morning. I suppose the 'PacSafe' thing you guys are talking about is the wire net, and not just the retractable cable lock linked above? I have the 50L OEM bag, so I can see throwing my jacket on top, putting my helmet on the seat, and throwing that net over the whole kit & kaboodle might be a good security option.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:15 AM   #16658
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #16659
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Actually it was the cable lock that I was referring to. I discounted the net as it is too bulky and heavy for the few times a year I would use it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #16660
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Dumb question about heated gear...

I'm looking at buying a jacket and pair of gloves from Warm N Safe but am a little confused as to how it all gets powered. The bike comes with one BMW/Powerlet plug already, and I've added a second because I was under the impression that this is what heated gear used. Now that I've done a little homework on it, I've found that's not the case.

I see WnS (as well as Gerbings) come with their own fused battery leads. Which should I use? Are the Powerlet/BMW plugs the prefered way or doesn't it matter?

BTW, are there currently any discounts for the WnS gear?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:28 PM   #16661
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Most heated gear will use a coax connection, not a Powerlet plug, but there are adapters that you can get relatively cheap. Each manufacturer will tell you that their stuff is only meant for their gear, but it seems to me that all the stuff is pretty much interchangable .Gerbings and Powerlet both have the adapters. Look at the link below and you'll find a 1/2 dozen of slightly varying styles.
http://www.revzilla.com/heated-motor...atured&tab=all
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:24 PM   #16662
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The Tiger is a very capable machine, have you done any off road?
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:05 AM   #16663
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you can buy an adapter and use your powerlet plug if you like. But the W&S (like all heated gear) comes with a pigtail that attaches directly to your battery. Hang the end out from underneath the seat in a convienient spot and you are good to go.

The Gerbing and W&S connectors are compatable by the way. I am currently using a Gerbing pigtail with my W&S liner.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:32 AM   #16664
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I have a full complement of WnS gear, and have no problems running it off of the secondary (under seat) powerlet power outlet. The only extra piece needed is the powerlet-to-coax adapter, available from WnS.

The wiring of the aux power outlet is enough to handle heat gear.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:00 AM   #16665
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Dumb question about heated gear...

I'm looking at buying a jacket and pair of gloves from Warm N Safe but am a little confused as to how it all gets powered. The bike comes with one BMW/Powerlet plug already, and I've added a second because I was under the impression that this is what heated gear used. Now that I've done a little homework on it, I've found that's not the case.

I see WnS (as well as Gerbings) come with their own fused battery leads. Which should I use? Are the Powerlet/BMW plugs the prefered way or doesn't it matter?

BTW, are there currently any discounts for the WnS gear?

Thanks in advance.
Just buy a plug and fit it onto the leads. That way I easily move from one bike to the other and plug in the kit.
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