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Offline LessPaul

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Grip heater hook up....
« on: February 05, 2016, 07:12:11 pm »
Hey all.

Been away for bit.  After Nationals last June, I was a bit COGged out.  Not biked out.  Just posting/lurking-ed out. Now I'm getting ready to prep me '86 for the upcoming season, so I'ze back in it. And with a fresh re-up of my membership.

My issue is grip heaters and accessory socket hook up.  I have both (came with the bike), but they are connected direct to the battery, which makes it easy to drain if I leave my heaters on.  I live in fear.

I've been around this joint a fair bit looking for the best way to key them to the ignition, and haven't come across an explanation that makes sense to me. A lil' help, if'n you would?

Please assume I know next to nothing about electrical hook ups.  Because I don't. Wiring always trips my stupid-relay. The more detailed da bettah.

Guess I missed some fireworks around here recently, eh?
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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 09:56:10 pm »
In my opinion the only way to properly hook up electronic accessories is using relays and fuses.  Simple to do, just do a YouTube search.  To trigger the relay, there are a bunch of ways of doing it, one would be the tail light.  I think Murpf also sells an accessory fuse block which has the relay and and I'm sure instructions on how wire it in.
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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 10:23:04 pm »
In my opinion the only way to properly hook up electronic accessories is using relays and fuses.  Simple to do, just do a YouTube search.  To trigger the relay, there are a bunch of ways of doing it, one would be the tail light.  I think Murpf also sells an accessory fuse block which has the relay and and I'm sure instructions on how wire it in.

I did this ^ on my 2000 when I had itg . Easiest to do and costs about $60. Comes with a built in relay so you can't leave anything on.
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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 12:41:38 am »
I came up with my own system; it works, but it's not the neatest nor the prettiest  ::)
The kit that Murph sells looks pretty nice, and he's done most of the hard thinking for you.
As for the trigger, I'd say it depends where you want to place the fuse block that comes with the kit. I placed my block just inside the fairing on the left side, so my trigger is the running lamp wire from the left running lamp/turn signal. I simply pulled the light bulb holder, and tied the trigger wire to the running light wire. This is the same circuit as the tail lamp (not the stop lamp) and turns on/off with the ignition switch.
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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 01:39:08 am »
J-Box schematic, courtesy of Guy B. Young, no relation.
http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/junct2r.jpg

Pin 8 on the J-Box is an unused 12V source that is turned on and off with the ignition. I use it for my grip heaters.

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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 02:45:37 am »
Just get Murph's aux. fuse box kit. It has everything you need and the instructions are very clear. You can hook up your grips, GPS, whatever  and keep the wiring loom "clean."  Get it, you can thank me later.  (No, I'm not a paid endorser for Murph. I, like many (most) others here endorse Murph for free (well, except for the ice cream he provides at the National rallies).
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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2016, 01:14:44 pm »
Thanx for the input. Strongly leaning toward Murph's fuseblock.

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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2016, 01:19:23 pm »
Tim,
Welcome back!  You gonna make it to Helen this year?
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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2016, 01:48:12 pm »
Check this out, a little pricey but....pretty cool technology.
http://www.advdesigns.com/di1wimopodia.html
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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2016, 07:46:31 pm »
Hey Matt!

Not likely on Helen this year. Though I will be doing Deals Gap/Dragon with my brother and a couple nephews in May.

Too much other stuff on the calendar to wrassle another 7-10 days off.

Hope all is well out your way!

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Re: Grip heater hook up....
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 05:00:10 pm »
Like Fred said ................. relay .............  :great:  No drain only on when bike is on.
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