Symtech heaters auto cut off - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

  • 1 Post By Big B
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 09-18-2015, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Waltham, MA
Posts: 9
Question Symtech heaters auto cut off

Hello all,
Need advise how to wire auto cut to grip heaters so they don't over load battery while at traffic light or in stop n go traffic.

I have searched but couldn't find it. I remember reading a thread that someone wired heates to brake light lead to cut power. I'm just looking for more detail on the wiring.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Jamie Tamburrini
Jamie T is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 09-18-2015, 01:20 PM
greywolf's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
You can use the OEM heated grip connector behind the radiator. It goes off with the ignition. Any other orange/green + wire can also be used, including the one powering the rear brake light switch. It's best to use the battery - for ground in the latter case.

To get it to go off at idle, you can wire a normally closed relay to a white/black brake light wire so the relay will cut power when either brake is applied.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at

Last edited by greywolf; 09-18-2015 at 01:23 PM.
greywolf is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 09-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Big B's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,319
The heated grips on low or even high are not really taxing the system that terribly much "I see maybe a .2 voltage drop on my on board voltmeter". Heated vests/gloves and grips would "really" be taxing the system, you could also get a headlight cut out switch to drop down a bulb as well.
greywolf likes this.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”

Last edited by Big B; 09-18-2015 at 03:16 PM.
Big B is offline  
Sponsored Links

cut off , grip heater , symtech

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome