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Old 11-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #9
ShooterDave OP
Joined: May 2009
Location: Caliscrewitself
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I'm using it on my 07 V-Strom 650. Unfortunately power availability is an issue. Currently I have some heated gloves and a heated vest wired into the bike. Both of which I'm sure will be used on my upcoming trip. My girl and I are going from SoCal out to Carlsbad NM and back, plus some extra. Since it has two headlights, I have installed a headlight cutoff switch that gives me 55 watts extra available. So with the vest and gloves running at full power, and the headlight off, I have about ~20-30 watts available. Yes, I have installed a voltmeter to keep an eye on things. My curiosity now is... If I went with an inverter, how much power would it draw? Obviously I can turn things off or down to accommodate for the extra power draw, but are we talking like a huge amount of power or very little? What involved in bumping it from 12V to 120V?
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