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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    It looks like it hangs down enough for waist length riding jackets, what about jackets that cover the hips like these?

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    Nice partial shot of the Tri-Pacer
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    Quote Originally Posted by lstayner View Post
    That is a Venture heat controller. I have had one for several years.
    A small piece of 1/8" neoprene sheet wrapped around one of the RS handlebar webs is enough for the controller band clamp to grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    No way. I wear a Klim Latitude and there's no way I could find that button there. Some have them on the left side over your pec. Same thing, I've never find them with my gloves and Klim in the way. That and there no feedback until your shirt catches fire under the jacket.
    I'm using mine with klim latitude and not having issue getting to button. I'm using vest versus jacket and don't know if that makes a difference or maybe I'm lucky with dimensions, but XL in both. It is a pain to figure out setting without being able to see. If I'm getting cold, then I know it's not on high. Hit button again and wait a minute. That if gets warmer I know it was on low and I just kicked to high. If it doesn't get warmer, then I must have been in medium and now low, so just hit button again to be high. If that doesn't work, I realize wasn't on and now just hit button and hold couple seconds to turn on. The remote fixed all that nonsense. But, I know if battery in remote goes, still works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    So does that liner default to full on so you can use the wireless (I have the W&S dual controller) or do you have to plug in, turn it full on, then zip up and go? Seems like a PITA to me. What keeps you from accidentally hitting the switch which would then turn it off?
    The jacket has a long plug hanging from the left side that plugs the receiver in the left pocket into the battery wiring harness. The wireless controller module (Remote Heat-troller) has two knobs for two different clothing; jacket and pants, for example. When the knob is turned counterclockwise to the 12:00 position, it clicks to the off position. Plug in the jacket, turn knob clockwise to desired temp. Further towards the 10:00 position it gets warmer, counterclockwise to 3:00 and it's cooler. Simple.

    I plan to velcro the wireless controller module to my new RCU shelf that just showed up today and is destined to be installed on Saturday. I'll simply plug in and then turn the knob that's sitting right in front of me. I've seen others velcro their wireless controller module to the top of the clutch reservoir. It seems altogether pretty easy, I know my wife has not complained a bit about her First Gear heated jacket.

    If the wireless controller module is lost, it will set the temp to 33% so you at least have some heat. The wireless controller module will turn off after 30 minutes after losing contact with the receiver. If you're back on the bike inside of 30, it goes back to the temperature set before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Looks like Venture and Firstgear are the same.

    https://www.ventureheat.com/motorcyc...-liner-3-5-amp

    https://www.firstgear-usa.com/produc...e-powered-mens

    I wonder why Venture is $100 cheaper?
    My guess is the the First Gear has a better brand recognition. That and not being able to see one, it may have a heavier liner. I like the venture because it is not bulky like some of the heated gear I have seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhackleman View Post
    It is a pain to figure out setting without being able to see.
    I would not like not being able to see the light on the button and would spend the extra $35 on the remote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffkraft View Post
    The jacket has a long plug hanging from the left side that plugs the receiver in the left pocket into the battery wiring harness. The wireless controller module (Remote Heat-troller) has two knobs for two different clothing; jacket and pants, for example. When the knob is turned counterclockwise to the 12:00 position, it clicks to the off position. Plug in the jacket, turn knob clockwise to desired temp. Further towards the 10:00 position it gets warmer, counterclockwise to 3:00 and it's cooler. Simple.

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    The Venture site does not show a controller with knobs.
    Are you using one like I pictured in post # 32 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Nice partial shot of the Tri-Pacer
    He may have sold it, I did not see it in the hanger when we stopped by this last spring.
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    He has a nice Super Cub he had reskinned last year or year before and also a 180.
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    He always has nice toys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    He may have sold it, I did not see it in the hanger when we stopped by this last spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The Venture site does not show a controller with knobs.
    Are you using one like I pictured in post # 32 ?
    Yes, it looks exactly like the image of the First Gear receiver and remote on post #32 at the bottom. It has a yellow knob for the second clothing piece and a red knob for the 1st piece. Each knob has a small LED that apparently blinks to let you know it made the requested heat change, but then goes out so as to not use too much battery.

    I will probably install my new RCU shelf and the battery wiring harness for the First Gear jacket tomorrow. I can supply an image of the remote on the RCU shelf after that is complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Home town products for me. My father and his friends would have built those planes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    What keeps you from accidentally hitting the switch which would then turn it off?

    Hi Pappy, here's how I mounted the wireless controller. I velcro'ed it to the underside of the new RCU shelf (very nice, btw) with the leash tied off to the support for the RCU shelf. It's easy to reach and make adjustments. Rode about 100 miles today after install, I think it will work well in that location. The jacket worked great, it was so nice to be out on a cool day and not be bundled up like the little brother in the Christmas Story.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    So does that liner default to full on so you can use the wireless (I have the W&S dual controller) or do you have to plug in, turn it full on, then zip up and go? Seems like a PITA to me. What keeps you from accidentally hitting the switch which would then turn it off?
    Another option to mount the wireless remote is a small patch of velcro on the brake fluid reservoir. I also hook the leash to the handlebar just in case it comes off the velcro, but I've never had that happen. It's very convenient to adjust having it located on the reservoir.
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