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heroto

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Running heated gear on a Zero
« on: December 27, 2017, 10:22:00 PM »

My first Zero is coming next month (2018 SR)

The goal: keep my fingers warm. I mean really warm.

Moving to a warmer climate is not the right answer for me.

I'll get hand guards.
This could work, at least in theory:
I happen to own an older version of 12v Gerbings jacket and gloves. Zero offers an optional 10 amp 12v socket. I think the Gerbings jacket plus gloves combo would draw a bit less than 10A, and then only on full heat. This looks simpler than adding heated grips, and in my experience heated gloves are toastier than heated grips anyway.
Any thoughts?
Any actual experience?
Thanks
« Last Edit: December 27, 2017, 10:46:48 PM by heroto »
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clay.leihy

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Re: Running heated gear on a Zero
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 12:19:47 AM »

My first Zero is coming next month (2018 SR)

The goal: keep my fingers warm. I mean really warm.

Moving to a warmer climate is not the right answer for me.

I'll get hand guards.
This could work, at least in theory:
I happen to own an older version of 12v Gerbings jacket and gloves. Zero offers an optional 10 amp 12v socket. I think the Gerbings jacket plus gloves combo would draw a bit less than 10A, and then only on full heat. This looks simpler than adding heated grips, and in my experience heated gloves are toastier than heated grips anyway.
Any thoughts?
Any actual experience?
Thanks
The 12v socket should be really easy to install. I say go for it.

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Re: Running heated gear on a Zero
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 10:12:48 AM »

I have a Zero accessory socket with leads (no sumitomo), for the cost of postage if you want it.
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Ashveratu

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Re: Running heated gear on a Zero
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 02:02:18 AM »

These http://www.twistedthrottle.com/oxford-rainseal-handlebar-muffs-for-motorcycles plus heated grips allow me to wear my normal summer/spring gloves in 30 degree weather with no issues. My commute is only 15 minutes though.
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Re: Running heated gear on a Zero
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 07:41:35 AM »

I've been riding my FX around with a Gerbing Heated vest and Koso Apollo heated grips. Together, they consume 105 watts from the DC-DC converter, and this seems to be fine.

For the Gerbing (RIP), I got an SAE to coax adapter and plugged it into the stock SAE connector. The coax just hangs out of the side of the bike and can be tucked into the fairing when not in use.

For the heated grips, I mated a Sumitomo to the grip controller and plugged it into the stock Sumitomo connector (instructions in another post).
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