Originally Posted by BigHausLittleFalsy
great responses....I kinda am leaning towards an aerostitch riding suit....just haven't decided which color. I know this suit is not insulated so what will I need besides an electric vest and a good pair of jeans? Atlantis suit is a great option...can I have it tailored?
There a few things to consider when looking into electrics. Liner or vest???
I ride a lot from SoCal to Phoenix at night. For the past 3 winters I used an electric vest. It will keep your body toasty, but by the time I get to the river(180mi. and at 4am.,pst.) my arms are getting a little cold. The only way around this is to multi-layer your clothes and you look a little like the Michelin man.
If you go with the Aerostich suit over jeans. I don't think you will need anything else for your legs. My Darien jacket is virtually windproof. I would think the 'stich suits are also.
This winter I purchased an electric liner and plan to only wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath. I'll see how it goes. I will bring extra clothes in-case it doesn't work out. For leg warmth, I use a pair of ski overalls. Work great, cost $8.00 at Goodwill. I use chemical foot warmers for riding at night(good for 5hrs.) and a pair of glove liners from WalMart in addition to the heated grips.
One other thing, I had my BMW power receptacle fail in Blythe one very early Jan. morning and my only electric vest control was an on/off switch(bare minimum!!). Took all the fun out of that ride!!! Now I have a aux. fuse panel and a separately fused Warn & Safe permanent controller.
I just had a thought. A friend of mine has a MotoPort Kevlar 2-piece riding gear set made for him. The salesman met him in Temecula to measure and custom tailor a suit for him. Great stuff, but WAY over my budget. http://www.motoport.com/index.asp