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    Old School-New School

    Going to BMW motorcycle events and rallies in the middle to late 80ís, I was riding year round learning on the rides, runs and rallies. Learned about layering with old type of gear. Riding in heat, cold, wet, dry. A lot of guys rode /2ís to early Airheads and K-bikes. I was bewildered. Looking back, I remember guys wearing old army gear, engineer boots, cowboy boots, working coveralls. Some of the guys rode the latest bikes and had the latest greatest gear. Wow, a little overwhelming. Thereís an old saying; U got to war with what U got.

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    Heated Electric Gear on the Way

    Started seeing Guys and Gals in electric gear. They usually had updated lighting, etc. My stock /5 and and /6 had marginal electric output. They explained, U had to manage Ur electrical upgrades. Thought I would stick with the old gear and just layer up. Then, I got a K100. New opportunities to spend my money.

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    Gerbing Heated Clothing

    At a rally, one of the the venders was selling Gerbing Gear. Shelled out the loot for a heated liner.
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    I joined the modern world of state of the art motorcycling. Put it on, plug it in, feel the heat. Cool, I was warm. That Ďs a play on words. I like adding a little humor to serious subjects.

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    I could afford it, I was working 55 hours a week.

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    Heat Controller and Gloves Added

    A couple of years later; I attended another rally, maybe a National. Canít really D982A1DE-4523-4055-9E2E-30EAF4BEC19A.jpegremember. The Gerbing guy was there vending and had some new products. Gloves and controllers. The good thing is he was set up to retro fit it to my liner. Left the liner at his booth, came back the next day and it was done.
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    A New Liner

    A few years later purchased a updated Gerbing liner. Set up for rider and passenger; with updated features.
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    A new heat controller.

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    Even got a bag with the goods.

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    First Cold Weather Gear

    I started riding motorcycles in 1984. I graduated from a Ď78 Schwinn Bicycle to a Ď71 BMW R50/5 motorcycle. When I started riding, I didnít think of myself as a motorcyclist or a biker. I was just riding locally for fun. In a short time, I was riding on longer rides and the weather was getting colder. I needed more gear. I found this at Burlington Coat Factory.
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    That worked for a couple of months. Used thermal underwear and added a blue jean jacket to wear over the swede jacket.
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    Layering out, not just under. Got thru that winter, I loved riding and I loved riding further. I needed better gear. Gear that both motorcyclist and bikers wear. It was time to up my game.

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