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Offline Becksy

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Keis Heated Gear
on: December 14, 2020, 06:23:55 PM
Hi, thinking of buying Keis heated gloves and inner jacket. Anyone on here use the same? Assume the BMW battery can cope with the current draw, but thought I would check with anyone using the gear? Thanks.

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #1 on: December 14, 2020, 06:26:32 PM
I have the jacket, and that is fine, but I can't comment on the gloves at the same time. (suspect it'll be fine).

But DO get the hear controller at the same time because it gets very hot and you will need to turn it down rather than off, which is difficult to do whilst riding ;-)

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #2 on: December 14, 2020, 06:43:26 PM
I have the jacket and gloves no problems with the battery .

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #3 on: December 14, 2020, 06:46:43 PM
Thanks chaps, think the jacket comes with the heat controller.

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #4 on: December 14, 2020, 07:01:00 PM
Keis uses pretty low current. Very efficient. I run a waistcoat and heated insoles via a lead connected to the battery on the XR. On my RS, I run both from the accessory socket by the seat so it draws under 5A otherwise the socket would trip.

I use a Y splitter on the power lead to run both devices.

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #5 on: December 15, 2020, 12:34:38 AM
How do you find the heated insoles? I'm thinking of getting a pair.

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #6 on: December 15, 2020, 11:34:50 AM
Some years ago I had Gerbing heated gloves and they worked really well. It was a faff having to plug them in though especially for shorter journeys.

I have recently bought some Furygan Blizzard battery operated gloves though I have yet to try them. They should be great for an afternoon out. If you want to use them on longer journeys they can also be connected to the bike with a cable purchased separately.

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/products/motorcycle-gloves-reviews/tested-furygan-heat-blizzard-heated-gloves-review
https://www.helmetcity.co.uk/furygan-blizzard-d30-37-5-heated-gloves-black/

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #7 on: December 15, 2020, 06:11:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Molsal [+]
How do you find the heated insoles? I'm thinking of getting a pair.

Had them for many years. They are excellent. If you can, leave them in a pair of "winter boots". I have a pair of wide fitting Daytona Journey XCR Goretex boots that take the insoles and a thick pair of socks. I also keep the wiring in my old Rukka trousers and run them between the outer layer and inner thermal liner, cable ties in place. I have upgraded to a lighter weight pair of trousers for summer use.

This reduces faffing about with the wires between seasons and means you are not tugging on the leads from the insoles to remove them. Frequent tugging will weaken the connection in time. 

Of course, not everyone has a small branch of FC Moto in their spare bedroom to have separate winter, summer and scorchio outfits.

A friend with type 1 diabetes bought a set last winter and has called them a game changer after poor circulation and cold feet for many years.

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #8 on: December 16, 2020, 12:33:32 AM
Thanks for the info, very helpful.

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Re: Keis Heated Gear
Reply #9 on: December 31, 2020, 09:22:04 AM
I got my Keis heated gear, but the jacket controller has yet to arrive from the retailer. So I tried it without the controller, and jeez, had to stop to unplug within half a mile as was too hot in ambient temp of about 2c...

 



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