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post #1 of 5 Old 11-12-2019, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Heated gear battery wiring routing?

I'm new to heated gear and I gave in and bought some Hotwired heated gloves and a heated jacket liner at Cyclegear.

I originally thought I would try to route the battery wiring to the handlebar like the clutch cable, but it's too short. I currently have it sticking out between the tank and frame on the front right side, just in front of the side panel/next to the frame weld/near the PAIR valve hose to airbox connection point. Definitely a bit unsightly. I also tried routing it near the frame hole next to my frame sliders but figured it would be better to have the wiring as high as possible so I don't get it tangled with my legs or somehow the tires. I also thought about routing it out of the seat or passenger seat but was worried if I would break something if I ever forgot to disconnect it before dismounting.

Any suggestions on a good wiring setup?

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If you can come up by the front right or left side of the rider's seat and then zip tie it to a frame rail or something 'static' so it can't fall down into the chain or rear wheel, that would get it mostly out of view when not using it. I have a velcro 'tie' I use to bundle up the cable when not using it.
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This brings up another good question, how much can our bike handle? I had a first gen FZ1 and it would handle my vest just fine but if I wore the pants liners too it'd deplete the battery as I had overloaded the charging system. It's the reason I replaced that bike with my FJR. Now I have a full Gerbing suit, but have neglected to put a connector on the Gixxus because I didn't know if it could handle it.

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This brings up another good question, how much can our bike handle? I had a first gen FZ1 and it would handle my vest just fine but if I wore the pants liners too it'd deplete the battery as I had overloaded the charging system. It's the reason I replaced that bike with my FJR. Now I have a full Gerbing suit, but have neglected to put a connector on the Gixxus because I didn't know if it could handle it.
I have run my gerbing jacket for 2 years with no issues, looking to add gloves to the mix very soon. As for routing, I bring mine out at the front of the seat to plug in my jacket.

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This brings up another good question, how much can our bike handle? I had a first gen FZ1 and it would handle my vest just fine but if I wore the pants liners too it'd deplete the battery as I had overloaded the charging system. It's the reason I replaced that bike with my FJR. Now I have a full Gerbing suit, but have neglected to put a connector on the Gixxus because I didn't know if it could handle it.
Interested as well. For the Hotwired gear, gloves + jacket liner = 8.2 amp draw. With pants liner, add another 3.2 amps. Can't seem to find any info on what the charging system can handle for this or a GSXR.

Maybe top off battery with a tender, check voltage, go for a ride, come home, and recheck voltage?

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