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Offline XLR8

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Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« on: May 23, 2012, 12:45:28 am »
I posted on an old thread but didn't get much info.

I've got a new 2012 and was wondering how everyone runs the wiring for their heated gear? My needs are pretty simple. I just need a lead for my Gerbing Jacket. It seems difficult to get the lead to the left side of the bike though. Things are so tight in there! Are there any other ways to do this? Should I attach somewhere else other than the battery?

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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 07:43:31 am »
I personally ran it direct from the battery. I pulled the fuel tank since it only took a few minutes and I was doing other stuff anyway. I ran the wire out the bottom of the battery box and up under the fuel tank. I had it come out on the left handlebar. So I plugged in on the left bar and hooked my controller directly in front of my on my Chase Harper tank bag. It made it very easy to look down for adjustments (if I wanted  to actually look at it). When getting on or off the bike, I just disconnected quickly and walked away.

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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 10:42:45 pm »
Same here, I ran mine under the tank to the handlebars,  doubles as an accessory socket if I need one :)
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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 01:37:40 pm »
I installed the dual controller and mounted port, from there I plug in with the coil extension. The controllers run up the right side and then ran the wires over the top to the mounted ports are on the left.



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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 04:11:39 pm »
I used a Dispatch 1 so I control the heat on the ports (and seat) from the D1's remote mounted on my left handlebar (ProjekD handi stick).

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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 10:58:53 am »
I just lifted my tank a little and threaded it right through the left side.  Easy peasy Japaneesy.
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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 05:01:42 pm »
I just lifted my tank a little and threaded it right through the left side.  Easy easy Japaneesy.

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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 11:35:42 pm »
fixed.  LOL

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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2012, 02:05:31 am »
Cool. Thanks for the feedback. Why did I just fill my tank yesterday?  :-[

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Re: Strategies For Wiring Heated Gear?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012, 10:29:32 am »
FYI, the way I did it... with the battery compartment open and no battery, you can look and see light.  So I lifted the tank a tiny bit and pushed a coat hanger with a string on the tip from the left side into the battery case.  Untie string, remove coat hanger.  I then took the string and tied that around the end of the powerlet cord, and pulled it back through the left side.  Viola.