Firstgear Remote Dual Heat Troller
Excellent product; could stand to use a better mounting feature
Firstgear remote dual heat trollers connect easily, work perfectly, and are very well made. Far more convenient than the wired dual controls from Gerbing (we use Gerbing gear with our remote controls), but my only reason not to give 5 stars across the board is the lack of better mounting options. Firstgear includes an adhesive velcro patch with the kit, but I really don't want to GLUE something onto my bike, even if it's just a square inch of hook-and-loop! The included wrist strap is pointless, since nobody's going to ride with the control dangling from their arm.
I resolved my mounting dilemma by using a band of soft, flexible velcro cable-wrap (easily found at home improvement stores, etc.) horizontally around the control unit (with soft, loop-side facing out so as not to scratch paint), then another piece vertically around the control unit once (weaving it through the horizontal piece to add more stability), then a couple times around both the control and my handlebar. Placing the unit close to the left grip gave the unit both convenient access and added stability from being moved around by vibration, etc.
I wish I didn't have to jerry-rig a mount for this otherwise awesome control, but it still deserves a five-star rating for quality manufacturing, thoughtful details (fully waterproof control and receiver units, LED function lights, etc.), and excellent heat control.
March 3, 2014
The biggest problem with any heat troller whether it is added to the bike, attached to your gear, or a remote like this one is where do I put it. Well with this one you can put the remote in your pocket or attach it anywhere using velcro or even better 3m Dual Lock.
At for the troller, what can I say it all worked with no fuss. The days of syncing the remote seem to be over. Just wired it, plugged everything in, turned the dials and viola heat. Don't know if Warm'n'Safe (manufacturer), Firstgear (distributor), or Revzilla does the syncing but it is appreciated.
Revzilla is awesome and fast as usual...what more can I say.
January 20, 2014
Eliminates most of the wire hassle.
I needed to transfer my Gerbing controllers, one mounted in the dash of my old bike and the other portable over to my new bike. I was tired of having two controllers with the associated extra wires. When I realized the FirstGear Remote Dual Heat Troller would allow me to easily control my vest and gloves and have only one wire between me and the bike, I immediately began shopping. The product does exactly what the description says it does and the service from Revzilla is excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this Troller again. I will always take a look at Revzilla whenever I need motorcycle gear.
December 31, 2013
Works great with Gerbings
I went into this purchase not 100% sure if this would work with my Gerbing heated gear; turns out it works just fine. Transmitter and receiver are synched from the factory too.
For just a few dollars more than the Gerbing wired dual controller this wireless controller is a great deal [It's also significantly cheaper than the Powerlet wireless controller which is so identical, it was likely made in the same factory]. The beauty is that you can tuck the receiver into the jacket liner pocket used to store the wires, and the only exposed wire will be the main power lead. A small detail, but an important one IMO is a white reference line on the knob so you can visually see where it is within the 290 or so degrees of rotation [the Gerbing heat controller has no such reference markings]. I keep this controller hooked up full-time, but still bring the wired controller along as a backup just in case.
The only drawback that I can think of is that there is no good way to mount the remote. I suppose you could put some Velcro on the remote and stick it to the top of a brake or clutch reservoir, but it would be cool if someone offered a handlebar mount for it. That said, I just set it to where I like it and throw it in a pocket.
December 24, 2013
Perfect addition to a jacket liner and gloves! My hands get colder than my core while riding so I can dial up the gloves without cooking my core. Knobs are easy to use with gloves on. LED that blinks to confirm setting adjustment is a nice feature.
November 24, 2013
Excellent device, simple to use
The remote was pre-paired to the controller, so I was able to wire the controller and start using it. It is nice that I can control my jacket and gloves separately.
I will probably velcro the remote to my fairing so I can easily adjust the temperature.
September 3, 2013
Wireless control is great
I use this controller with my Gerbings Liner and gloves. I originally purchased the Gerbings controller. It worked fine but did not like the extra wires and limited me on where I could locate the control. The First Gear wireless allows me to mount the temp controller on another handle bar accessory with velcro. No wires. The heat element controller resides in the Gerbings liner interior pocket and only has one wire to connect to the battery cable ! Never have to remove it from the liner. Wish I would have purchased this combo years ago! Even though it is no brainer to install, read the instructions so you understand the default controller operation when you plug into it or lose the wireless connection. Well worth the few extra bucks over the Gerbings controller.
January 28, 2013
Easy to install and pair. Great control of the heat.
I installed this in less than 30 minutes. I velcroed the controller to the brake fluid pod and it paired easily with the instructions that were included. With the heat set about 50% on the gloves and jacket I was very comfortable.
January 1, 2013