Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
I am looking for a panel mount plug so I can power up my Gerbings heated gear, I notice the Gerbing panel mount assembly is a pigtail with a plug on the other end, has anyone found a panel mount type plug that I can wire directly to my fuse panel and still handle the wattage.
I'll waste a bit of space here with a +1 to greywolf's comment. I agree with him here (well, actually on many things, but we'd all get tired if I chimed in everytime he said something smart).
I have the Gerbing electrical cable, a good 15 inches of it, hanging out at the left side cover (I have the dual permanent controller). I just wedge the end connector in that air vent, or whatever it is, between the cowling and fuel tank when not in use. Nice perfect snug fit, though it is marring the paint at that point, which would upset me if the bike was otherwise pristine.
I have disconnected myself at least a dozen times by walking away from the bike - with no damage yet to the connectors and just enough of a felt tug as it disconnects to remind me to not be so stupid next time, only to do it yet again. I have decided not to let this lapse affect my relaxed nature (when near my bike anyway) in any way and remain pleased with the set-up.
Marc, rider of a black 2009 V-Strom 650A ABS @ $0.43/mile (rider and bike gear not included).
"... unless you are a total asshole, Easy Rider paranoia is unwarranted. You are technically safer on the road than you are in your own bathroom or eating a dinner of unrecognizable leftovers with your mother."
Jim Harrison, Going Places (in Just Before Dark), 1987.