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    Cool new gear ride

    When the season stared all I thought was just new tires, then my Firstgear heated jacket went. So I took the advice of some members and bought a "Warm and Safe Genneration" heated jacket , which was on sale !!!! The tires I chose where Dunlop RoadSmart III ,front and rear. So on my 150mi. test ride all went well, the jacket performed great as advertised , and the tires where great. I now realize why I liked Dunlop so well, not that the pr4gt's didn't perform well ,but that I came to like the different feel. The pr4's go into the corner like dancing a tango, with that hard throw, while the RSIII's like the steady throw of a waltz , long and smooth. Also they seem smoother on the road , amazing how different tire compounds feel. You can feel the RSIII's move and roll in the corner but it was a positive feel. Like the tire was following each inch of the road . So guys and gals thanks for the input, it was well appreciated and taken, and I hope this helps someone else.

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    We were happy with our new waterproof Warm and Safe jackets on our recent Texas trip.
    We wore them quite a bit off the bikes because they look like a normal jacket.
    We also like the soft feel of the material.
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    My Warm and Safe is going with me to the Rally in June. Warm, waterproof, windproof, stylish and on sale; what more could you ask for. Mine is Red!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSlash5 View Post
    Warm, waterproof, windproof, stylish and on sale; what more could you ask for. Mine is Red!
    I like on sale and red

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    Debbie liked the women's jacket had a hood and she used it a couple times when walking in the rain.
    The hood is thin enough to wear under a helmet. She had a Firstgear riding jacket with a thin hood and used it when riding in the rain.
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    I bought the red too, also wore in the rain,was waterproof. I had to buy longer leads because of the short cord in the jacket . I was set-up for the first gear and that jacket had a 20" cord out of the pocket. But once that was taken care of ,off to the races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crows View Post
    I bought the red too, also wore in the rain,was waterproof. I had to buy longer leads because of the short cord in the jacket . I was set-up for the first gear and that jacket had a 20" cord out of the pocket. But once that was taken care of ,off to the races.
    Our wire from the jacket was just right for us on R1200RS.
    The pigtail to the battery sticks out on the left side of our bikes.

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    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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