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Broke in the genny and it's working great! Replaced the Chinese torch plugs with some ngks and its running better. Super quiet generator. I highly recommend it but if you've got the cash for the yamaha or honda get that instead lol.

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Just got my warmers delivered. Soon to be tested!

Looks like Maxem uses top notch materials so I'm glad I spent a little more on them.



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Finally got to use them yesterday at the track. The warmers worked great! I tested them with a heat gun and they were evenly warm throughout with average temp from 175° - 185°. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for new warmers. Customer support has been great with replies to any questions almost immediately through email and it's reassuring knowing that they come with a 3 year warranty.


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Finally got to use them yesterday at the track. The warmers worked great! I tested them with a heat gun and they were evenly warm throughout with average temp from 175° - 185°. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for new warmers. Customer support has been great with replies to any questions almost immediately through email and it's reassuring knowing that they come with a 3 year warranty.



Nice man, 3 years is solid! I just had my Chicken Hawk Privateer dual temp front warmer take a shit on me just before my first practice of the weekend last round. I took damn good care of them too, and it didnt even last a full 3 seasons. Luckily a friend had an extra set of Moto-D warmers he let me use, and was pitted right next to me so that was super fortunate as I didn't miss any practice or qualifying sessions. I'll probably buy the Moto-D's off him, and have the chicken hawk rear as a spare. Has anyone used a rear on a front in a pinch? 2 full sets might be the way to go from now on.
How is that genny holding up? That's about my price point as well since PIR has power, and I'll probably only need one 2-3 times a year. Are you gonna get an extension cord to get that genny out of the way? Or did you set it up like that for the photo op? Lol
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Nice man, 3 years is solid! I just had my Chicken Hawk Privateer dual temp front warmer take a shit on me just before my first practice of the weekend last round. I took damn good care of them too, and it didnt even last a full 3 seasons. Luckily a friend had an extra set of Moto-D warmers he let me use, and was pitted right next to me so that was super fortunate as I didn't miss any practice or qualifying sessions. I'll probably buy the Moto-D's off him, and have the chicken hawk rear as a spare. Has anyone used a rear on a front in a pinch? 2 full sets might be the way to go from now on.
How is that genny holding up? That's about my price point as well since PIR has power, and I'll probably only need one 2-3 times a year. Are you gonna get an extension cord to get that genny out of the way? Or did you set it up like that for the photo op? Lol
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The generator is working great. It'll run all day on 1 tank of gas. Currently on sale at Amazon again for 418$. I forgot my extension cord so I had to have the generator right next to the bike lol.

I was considering the Moto-D warmers as well and found that they are re-branded Thermal Technology Performance series warmers. Nothing wrong with that but went with Maxem since it's a small company, they have the 3 year warranty (Moto-D only has 2 year) and their warmers are top notch. I purchased them through Motovation.

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Nice man, 3 years is solid! I just had my Chicken Hawk Privateer dual temp front warmer take a shit on me just before my first practice of the weekend last round. I took damn good care of them too, and it didnt even last a full 3 seasons. Luckily a friend had an extra set of Moto-D warmers he let me use, and was pitted right next to me so that was super fortunate as I didn't miss any practice or qualifying sessions. I'll probably buy the Moto-D's off him, and have the chicken hawk rear as a spare. Has anyone used a rear on a front in a pinch? 2 full sets might be the way to go from now on.
How is that genny holding up? That's about my price point as well since PIR has power, and I'll probably only need one 2-3 times a year. Are you gonna get an extension cord to get that genny out of the way? Or did you set it up like that for the photo op? Lol
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Send the chicken hawks back to chicken hawk for repair.

They fixed mine when the temperature sensor crapped out (showing green light when it wasn’t even warm).



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Send the chicken hawks back to chicken hawk for repair.

They fixed mine when the temperature sensor crapped out (showing green light when it wasn’t even warm).



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Oh nice, that's exactly what is wrong with mine. I was definitely going to get in touch with CH, but figured the repair and shipping charges might not be practical. Can I ask how much it was to repair when all is said and done including the shipping? Chicken Hawk will also give you a minimum of $100 trade in even if they are both non-functional. I would think I'd get over a $100 since my rear still works. I'll probably still buy my buddy's used Moto-D's to have a backup set. Thanks for the info!

Damn JD, I didn't realize the Maxem's were $425..but that 3 yr. Warranty is some nice peace of mind.

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Oh nice, that's exactly what is wrong with mine. I was definitely going to get in touch with CH, but figured the repair and shipping charges might not be practical. Can I ask how much it was to repair when all is said and done including the shipping? Chicken Hawk will also give you a minimum of $100 trade in even if they are both non-functional. I would think I'd get over a $100 since my rear still works. I'll probably still buy my buddy's used Moto-D's to have a backup set. Thanks for the info!

Damn JD, I didn't realize the Maxem's were $425..but that 3 yr. Warranty is some nice peace of mind.

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I had a coupon from Motovation so I paid about 380$. I'm sure you already do this but just in case if you buy used make sure you have a laser thermometer to check if they hold the temp they're supposed to.

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I had a coupon from Motovation so I paid about 380$. I'm sure you already do this but just in case if you buy used make sure you have a laser thermometer to check if they hold the temp they're supposed to.
Actually I hadn't been doing that, but last round the guy on the other side of me had one of those infrared surface temp guns and I was using it. I need to get one of those too.

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Oh nice, that's exactly what is wrong with mine. I was definitely going to get in touch with CH, but figured the repair and shipping charges might not be practical. Can I ask how much it was to repair when all is said and done including the shipping? Chicken Hawk will also give you a minimum of $100 trade in even if they are both non-functional. I would think I'd get over a $100 since my rear still works. I'll probably still buy my buddy's used Moto-D's to have a backup set. Thanks for the info!

Damn JD, I didn't realize the Maxem's were $425..but that 3 yr. Warranty is some nice peace of mind.

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I don’t remember, but somewhere around $100 to repair.

Wasn’t much. Warmers were still decent to keep without getting new. Works great since having repaired.


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I don’t remember, but somewhere around $100 to repair.

Wasn’t much. Warmers were still decent to keep without getting new. Works great since having repaired.


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Thank you, that sounds about right. I contacted chicken hawk and they said repairs usually average from $40-$80, and if they estimate around $100 or more, they will suggest trading them in at that point. I also have to factor in about $40 total shipping to get them there and back. If I can get away with under $120 total I'll be happy. They're still in great shape, so it's worth it.

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So I ended up buying the used set of dual temp Moto D warmers that a fellow racer lent me during the round that my front Chicken Hawk failed me. I felt it was only right since he saved my weekend, and I didn't want to "borrow" them again while I waited for the Chicken Hawk to be repaired. Well, CH contacted me and said they couldn't repair the front, but will give me $50 credit. And if I send the rear back, I'll get another $50. Minus the $35 shipping it would end up costing me to ship them back individually though. CH was also recommending me to step up from the Privateer line to the "classic" multi-temp line. Saying that the Privateer line was more geared toward someone doing a few track days a season, vs. a racer abusing them all weekend/season long and tossing them aside to get on the track in time lol. Anyway, the classic multi-temps are $540/set! Told them I will get back to them. In the meantime, now the Moto D front is taking a shit! Last round there was like a 10"section above the switch that wasnt heating, yet the rest of the warmer was overheating the tire! F*ck! And when I say overheating, I mean like 220 degrees. I bought an infrared thermometer too. I was literally taking the front off after like 15 minutes, and repositioning it to heat up the cool spot. So now I'm in the market for a NEW set of warmers, and keep the Moto D set as a spare. I was able to sell the CH privateer rear warmer to someone on TDJ yard sale and net more $ than CH would credit for it at least.
I need to get back to chicken hawk to clarify what their reasoning is for the multi temp warmers. I don't want to spend the extra money if it is really not necessary.

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So I ended up buying the used set of dual temp Moto D warmers that a fellow racer lent me during the round that my front Chicken Hawk failed me. I felt it was only right since he saved my weekend, and I didn't want to "borrow" them again while I waited for the Chicken Hawk to be repaired. Well, CH contacted me and said they couldn't repair the front, but will give me $50 credit. And if I send the rear back, I'll get another $50. Minus the $35 shipping it would end up costing me to ship them back individually though. CH was also recommending me to step up from the Privateer line to the "classic" multi-temp line. Saying that the Privateer line was more geared toward someone doing a few track days a season, vs. a racer abusing them all weekend/season long and tossing them aside to get on the track in time lol. Anyway, the classic multi-temps are $540/set! Told them I will get back to them. In the meantime, now the Moto D front is taking a shit! Last round there was like a 10"section above the switch that wasnt heating, yet the rest of the warmer was overheating the tire! F*ck! And when I say overheating, I mean like 220 degrees. I bought an infrared thermometer too. I was literally taking the front off after like 15 minutes, and repositioning it to heat up the cool spot. So now I'm in the market for a NEW set of warmers, and keep the Moto D set as a spare. I was able to sell the CH privateer rear warmer to someone on TDJ yard sale and net more $ than CH would credit for it at least.
I need to get back to chicken hawk to clarify what their reasoning is for the multi temp warmers. I don't want to spend the extra money if it is really not necessary.

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jd41...always the pioneer in trying out shit that nobody's ever used or heard of Glad to have a guinea pig on the forum for stuff like this lol

@MotoCT , just get yourself a set of Woodcraft Dual-Temp warmers. I got mine slightly used but in great shape, for $200 in 2016 or 2017 and they're still going strong. I've even used the rear mostly on little bikes with 140 tires, which is probably not optimal but it worked great.
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