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    I'm trying to use a new from the factory Warm n Safe wireless troller with my Gerbings liner but it doesn't seem to want to work correctly. I've got the battery connector wired up (positive to positive/negative to negative). When I plug in the receiver, the yellow light stays on. The instructions say this means the wires are backwards...which they are not. There are 3 wires coming out of the receiver, 1 male and 2 female. I've go the male plugged into the "main" wire coming out of the jacket, but it seems like the heat is on full blast. I've gone through the "pairing" process several times and the remote doesn't seem to be controlling the heat. Also, the "accessory" plug on the jacket is female and the only other plug on the receiver is female. I presume I need to get an adapter? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Ron - Montrose, CO
    2018 Pearl White GL1800 DCT
    2012 Pearl White GL1800 Level 1 - Sold @ 63K miles
    I don't ride to make great time; I ride to have a great time!

  • #2
    This is the way I hooked up mine, with the Yellow controlling the Jacket, and Red the Gloves.

    Rick
    2010 GL1800ADA (CDN eh!)
    DS 1126
    15 Tiger 800 XCX
    14 WR250R
    95 FLSTC Sold to a nice family.

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    • #3
      Looks like you have 2 male plugs coming out of your jacket. I've only got one. Maybe I do need an adapter?

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      Ron - Montrose, CO
      2018 Pearl White GL1800 DCT
      2012 Pearl White GL1800 Level 1 - Sold @ 63K miles
      I don't ride to make great time; I ride to have a great time!

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      • #4
        Yes, I have two male plugs the white male male plug from the jacket is for the Jacket itself and the black male plug is the second line is built in wiring for the Gloves.
        I am not familiar with the wiring of your Jacket liner, however my guess would be that if it is like mine, you could attach the yellow female to the white male and the yellow knob on the wireless controller should control the heat to your jacket.

        When I first plug my jacket in to the Goldwing, via the wireless harness, the jacket (and gloves) will get rather warm unless I turn the knobs on and off again.
        Perhaps there is a default mode with the harness to goto full or near full power, unless the the wireless controller is activated.

        Have you tried plugging in yellow female to the white male, and then turning the yellow knob on the off again.

        Rick
        2010 GL1800ADA (CDN eh!)
        DS 1126
        15 Tiger 800 XCX
        14 WR250R
        95 FLSTC Sold to a nice family.

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        • 1096dad
          1096dad commented
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          I haven't tried that. I'll give it a shot. Thanks Rick!

          Ron

        • bbalzer
          bbalzer commented
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          The unit is designed to apply ~30% heat if controller is not working. This will also happen when you plug the unit into power source and the controller is off. This so the user can get some heat even if the unit has failed or battery is dead. I really like mine. Starting 3rd year now.

      • #5
        OK, so I think part of this issue has been solved. The troller does seem to be working, but I'm still faced with the problem of how to plug in the accessory cable.
        Ron - Montrose, CO
        2018 Pearl White GL1800 DCT
        2012 Pearl White GL1800 Level 1 - Sold @ 63K miles
        I don't ride to make great time; I ride to have a great time!

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        • #6
          1096dad, if you bought your Gerbings products from the NEW company....the one now located out in North Carolina..then things have been changed on their products since that production line opened.

          If you bought the Gerbings products from the previous company, when it was located 10 miles from my hosue, in Tumwater, WA., then things "should" be correct on the jacket liner.

          I believe between you, and Rick, you will figure out what needs to be done to make the jacket liner work. I do have several adapters for these jacket liners...and for all Gerbings gear, so if you need one, or more, do not hesitate to ask me, and I will send it to you.

          Digression: A few years ago, I had a sit down meeting with Jeff Gerbing, and I offered to buy the company from him. I heard rumors that he was thinking of moving the company to North Carolina, and I wanted to keep this home-grown company right here in Washington State. I have been a customer of Gerbings from the old days, when Gordon Gerbing made things by hand, in his old shack, in Union, WA. They built a large warehouse about 10 miles from me, and opened the new Gerbings store and shipping center, about 6 years ago. When I heard that Jeff Gerbing was about to make the cross-country move, I offered to buy the company.

          He turned me down. And now I know why. He sold the company to a venture-capital business out East, and they eventually bought him out, and left the rest of the Gerbing family members with no money at all from the sale of the business. That turned Jeff Gerbing into the black sheep of the family, and left all the other Gerbing family members scrambling to make a living, because the company was sold out beneath them.

          As a result, the remaining family members formed a new company...just recently...called Gordon's Heated Clothing...named after their Dad, the founder. This new company, Gordon's Heated Clothing, is making things the good old fashioned way, like the family did for over 30 years.

          http://gordonsheated.com/

          I do NOT have a financial stake or investment in this new company of theirs. But I want to support them, as I know and like most of the Gerbing family members, and I would like to see them succeed, and make a living from their efforts.

          If you have ANY questions about clothing hook-ups...they would be the fastest source to get an answer from...even about the stuff made by those East Coast "people".

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          • 1096dad
            1096dad commented
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            Thanks for your offer. I sincerely appreciate it!

        • #7
          MMR, thanks for the info about Gordon's Heated Clothing. That's who I'll be doing business with.

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          • 1096dad
            1096dad commented
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            I'm thinking Cruiseman needs to reach out to these folks to be the latest greatest sponsor for our new site!

          • wingleader09
            wingleader09 commented
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            I think you are right 1096dad. Chris...?

        • #8
          Intreating history MMR.

          I bought my first gerbings jacket liner and gloves back in 1996 when Gordon and I assumed his wife used to come to the annual Vancouver motorcycle show in January. In those days they could sew the gloves on the spot for a custom fit that was perfect!

          My gloves and jacket liner lasted until the last fall. I sent to gloves and liner back to the new company back east and the gave me new versions of each at no cost... Then almost immediately altered the lifetime policy. So while I did receive great service, I am not sure what to think now.

          My old jacket and gloves only had the old flat SAE plugs and one power wire, so everything was either on or off, however, I still loved using them.

          I only started noticing hot spots when I traded my old HD soft tail for a new wing and the wings automotive sized alternator.

          The newest micro wire jacket and gloves, along with the wireless controller has been a very welcome upgrade. Most of the time both the knob for the liner and gloves are set to almost identical positions, but there are times ie early morning when the liner starts at 1/3 and the gloves are off. And soon after entering the highway to work the dials start to work there way up and then back down when I get into the city traffic.

          I did discover the newest version of the family company a few months ago and sent my son in that direction as he is also looking to upgrade his pre micro wire gear.

          Hopefully the Gordon's Heated Clothing Company will do well.

          Rick
          2010 GL1800ADA (CDN eh!)
          DS 1126
          15 Tiger 800 XCX
          14 WR250R
          95 FLSTC Sold to a nice family.

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          • #9
            I thought I had seen a post to this thread earlier today that mentioned I have an older jacket that lacks the plugs necessary to run the gloves at a different temp than the liner, but now I'm not finding that post? Perhaps it would be easier to just upgrade. This liner heats up just fine, but I'm not sure I want the gloves at the same temp.
            Ron - Montrose, CO
            2018 Pearl White GL1800 DCT
            2012 Pearl White GL1800 Level 1 - Sold @ 63K miles
            I don't ride to make great time; I ride to have a great time!

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