Heated Gear, GPS, & Voltmeter ???
I had a couple of finger reattached after a mishap with a snowblower, so it looks like heated gloves are going to be a must from now on. My 08 Wee is bone stock as far as the wiring is concerned. If I am going to add wiring for gloves, I may as well wire it for a heated jacket liner and GPS while I am at it. I thought a voltmeter would also be a good idea. I do not have much experience with electronics, but I am able to read and follow instructions.
Gerbing heated liner and G3 gloves plugged into two panel mounted ports on the plastic panel near my left thigh. They would be controlled by a Gerbing Permanent Dual-Temp Controller mounted on a Richland Rick's Auxillary Shelf. This would be powered by switched circuit.
Garmin Zumo 660 powered by an unswitched circuit. I probably wouldn't use a fraction of the gizmos that this unit is capable of, but it seems like the most up-to-date version of a motorcycle specific GPS.
Datel or Koso digital voltmeter mounted on the Rick's Shelf powered by a switched circuit.
The gloves are going to be my #1 priority, but I want everything in place when I decide to purchase the heated liner and GPS. I apologize for so many questions, but I really want to do this right the first time.
Will I need a Battery Tender if I am riding with heated gear? These fingers are very sensitive to the cold and I will probably be commuting (5-10 minutes) at least 4 months out of the year with heated gloves. I rarely ride in Dec-Feb.
Will an Eastern Beaver 3CS with one circuit unswitched be enough if I don't need a Battery tender or should I get the PC-8?
Are there any disadvantages to the V Strom version that uses the rear brakelight connector vs tapping into the switched connector under the tank?
How will I know which size of fuse to use for each circuit?
If I purchase the gloves first, they include a Y-Harness. Does this harness run up under my jacket and down the sleeves? Does it stay in the jacket between the jacket and insulated liner or will I have to reinstall it everytime I pull the wires out when I take the jacket off. Would I be better off buying the heated liner and the gloves at the same time to save the hassel of the Y-Harness?
The wires for the Garmin Zumo 660 appear to be connected to the cradle. Is there a socket on the back of the GPS that plugs into the cradle? What should I do with the cables that I am not using? Can I run them back under the seat and zip tie them out of the way until I want to use them some day?
Datel or Koso voltmeter? Judging from the instructions, it looks like the Datel is mounted in a hole cut in the panel and the Koso is mounted with velcro.
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