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post #1 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Where is the end to your heated gear battery harness?

Curious where you all are running your heated gear connection from the battery. I brought it out by the rear passenger footpeg, but of course it's not close enough for my jacket wire to reach it. Thought about bringing it up between the seat and the gas tank in front...but not sure I want it flopping around while riding and not using it, and don't see a place to put it without removing the seat. In the winter months, I don't want the wind blowing it around against the tank when in a store or whatever.

Would like to leave it on the bike because I ride all year around. For some reason, the obvious place to place the end where I can connect to it is alluding me.

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post #2 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 05:41 PM
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Left side of the seat's bottom all the way forward, tuck it under the seat when not in use leaving the connector showing. I keep the lead as short as possible.
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post #3 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 05:42 PM
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My harness gets stored under the seat inside the left side cover. When it needs to be used, it comes out between the seat and the plastic frame cover on the left side, just behind the tank. I put a depression in the plastic with a soldering iron to create space and provide a wide, flat area for the wiring harness to sit on.

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post #4 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 05:45 PM
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Mine just sticks out from under the seat at the tank end during cold weather. The rest of the year it hides under the seat.
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post #5 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BabaAus View Post
Mine just sticks out from under the seat at the tank end during cold weather. The rest of the year it hides under the seat.
Same for me. I also use dual lock to keep the controller on the tank.

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I purchased a "Plug" (think "outlet") that one mounts like a dash power outlet.......made a bracket out of aluminum and mounted the plug on it. It is located forward below the tank using one of the SW-Motech Crash Bar Bolts. I always had a problem trying to plug the male end of the vest's wiring into the female receiver using one hand when the female part was simply dangling outside the bodywork. Now, it's easy (one handed).

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post #7 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 06:28 PM
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It is long and tucked under my seat except when I need it!

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post #8 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 06:33 PM
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Inside my tank bag. I have the powerlet tank bag electric kit in my givi tanklock tank bag. Power runs through that. There is a splitter inside, 1 a cigarette lighter plug, the other a DC power plug, that then plugs into a 12v/USB box I built. It has 4 USB ports, and 2 12v power outlets, of which 1 is switched, and runs a 6" 5 or 6 LED strip for lighting in tank bag, the other, not switched, runs heat troller.
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post #9 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 06:38 PM
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The lead comes out from under the seat at the front of the saddle.

The controller is duct-taped to my tank-bag so it is easy to reach the controls.
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post #10 of 29 Old 07-24-2014, 06:55 PM
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On the 12+ it fits nicely in the side cover.

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