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post #1 of 15 Old 04-22-2017, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Best way to anchor heated gear wiring

Just purchased a Gerbing heated jacket liner to go with my heated gloves. I am connecting the dual controller to the jacket liner, and the Sae connector that is hard wired to my battery. I purchased a sae to coaxial plug so I could connect the dual controller to the hard wired sae wiring. Question- where should I keep the dual controller while riding, and what is the best way to hook up and get on the bike?
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Are you talking about a wired or wireless controller ?
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Wired, thanks for asking .
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Can't help you there.
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Put the controller wherever you find a convenient location. I've had them on the handguard and tank nose on a Wee and the mirror mount on a Glee.




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If its like mine, with the 2 knobs and belt clip case, I let the wire come under the left side of my coat and clip the controller to the belt or side pocket of my coat. I like enough cord slack to be able to stand up, so I bought an extension for my power cord that is like an old style coiled phone cord.

You could put a mounted controller on the handlebars I suppose, but I only need heat 3 or 4 months of the year. I dislike all the extraneous electronics on handlebars/dash areas some riders seem to accumulate. Do not like tank bags either.....me OCD.
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Part of my heated gear was grip heaters. Since they are always connected, it made sense for the controller to always be connected.

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Whatever you do you definitely want the coiled extension cord because there will be the day when you forget you are plugged in and that cord will make this a non accident event.

If it's a wired controller put it somewhere where you can operate it while riding with one hand. Not sure what your setup is, but in case your gear gets real hot you must be able to adjust it safely on the road.
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I wired mine through a normally closed relay operating off the brake light wire. Before that, I would get too hot at stop lights or in stop and go traffic. Using a brake turned the gear off. If I needed heat when stopped, almost never happening, I just let go of the brakes.

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I wired mine, Gerbing dual controller, to the battery and ran the leads to the front of the tank by the handlebars. I slapped a piece of fuzzy velcro to the tank and also to the top of the tank bag. That way I can leave the tank bag home. That way I can move the controller from bike to bike. The controller has the hook side of the velcro pasted to the bottom. It's up front where I can see it so I know the light is lit and it's handy to operate.
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