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post #1 of 19 Old 12-22-2014, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for mounting Gerbings controller

I have the dual controller and am seeking suggestions on mounting locations. Currently, I have it in my tank bag but that is not ideal. If you have this controller on a 2012 Vstrom, please share your set-up.

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post #2 of 19 Old 12-22-2014, 08:38 AM
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There is a strap on the side of my tank bag and I hang it there, I can get at it with my left hand easily and I can see it.
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I have the power cable coming out the left rear of the bike seat. I clip the dual controller to my left jacket pocket so i can easily reach the controller with my left hand. I like this setup as it lets me unplug from the bike and keep everything wired up. On my Stich it attaches conveniently on the big left chest pocket.

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I have a Warm and Safe dual controller but it is nearly the same. I put on a 1/16" thick 1-1/2" wide piece of aluminum angle stock pinned by the left mirror mount. The controller is mounted on top and the cruise control pad on the front. The controller I have allows bolting the removable cover to the angle but 3M Duo Lock will work fine. The excess stock to the right of the CC pad was removed with only the top extending further to hold the controller. The two suit connectors are under the seat and I take them out between the seat and left cover when needed. I used a soldering iron to open up the top of the side plastic a bit to pass the wires. The power input comes from a fuse block. I had to lengthen all the wires. I also ran the hot power wire through a relay with a normally closed contact and powered the relay off the brake light wire. When I'm stopped, I often get too warm so I can activate the brake light to turn off the heat.

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I put a hook piece of Velcro on the bottom of the dual controller and the loop pieces on the tank bag and the gas tank so I could have the controller with or with out the bag on the bike. And I can move it quickly from the BMW to the Wee.
Very inelegant but it's simple and works fine.
I positioned the loop pads just to the left front of the gas cap. I get an easy visual that way and it's accessible for adjustment.
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I guess my duct-taped mount won't garner any "Eurekas!" from this crowd.
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I guess my duct-taped mount won't garner any "Eurekas!" from this crowd.
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There is a strap on the side of my tank bag and I hang it there, I can get at it with my left hand easily and I can see it.
Same here, there's a strap on the back of my Wolfman Blackhawk that I use, just put a small piece of the hook-sided velcro on the controller and it sticks nicely to the inside of the strap. No need for a permanent mount since I don't need it 8 months out of the year.
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I velcro'd mine to the top of the break reservoir. Fits perfect and you could zip tie it if you were worried it might depart the moving vehicle.


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