heat troller installation
I begun the long postponed electrical installations this weekend and am puzzled about the best position for a heat troller for running heated grips. First I installed a Blue Seas fusebox yesterday and relocated the power line for my Zumo to run off the fusebox. No problem - I'll post pictures later but I modeled the fusebox installation on others I've seen here (thanks). Today I began to work on the grips and First Gear warm-n-safe heat troller installation and then I plan to finally install my Stebel airhorn.
Here is where it got interesting. I installed the heat grips under grip puppies (again thanks for the tips from others who have gone before me) and then I removed the left panel to gain access for wiring. I'm putting the heat troller control under the horn button on the left clutch grip but there does not seem to be a good position for the heat troller itself. The best position I could determine was to put it against the bike's frame in a narrow space between the frame and gas tank. The positive and negative power lines don't make it all the way to the fuse box so I'm going to have to solder in some additional line to make the connection to the fuse box. If I put it the heat troller power unit closer to the battery I would have a similar problem with the length of wires connecting back to the heated grips. I'm comfortable with a solder gun but a bit more length to the wires would have been nice.
Anyone want to share their experience with installing a heat troller as part of their heated grip installation?
2006 V-Strom DL650