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Old 11-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Mounting a heat controller

I am frustrated with the portable heat controller that I bought with my Gerbing heated jacket in 2011...too many wires, wires too short, need extensions, controller has to clip on to something but nothing works very well, etc.

So, anybody solved this with a permanent controller mounted on their '06 1200GS (or something similar)?

I did this on my Honda ST1300 and it was a very clean installation (though when I removed certain body panels the wiring complicated things a bit) and it was easy to simply plug in and dial things up.

I hate to drill holes in my GS, but I love cold weather riding and at a certain point, the heated jacket has to work.

May I see your permanent controller installation?
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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I am frustrated with the portable heat controller that I bought with my Gerbing heated jacket in 2011...too many wires, wires too short, need extensions, controller has to clip on to something but nothing works very well, etc.

So, anybody solved this with a permanent controller mounted on their '06 1200GS (or something similar)?

I did this on my Honda ST1300 and it was a very clean installation (though when I removed certain body panels the wiring complicated things a bit) and it was easy to simply plug in and dial things up.

I hate to drill holes in my GS, but I love cold weather riding and at a certain point, the heated jacket has to work.

May I see your permanent controller installation?
Velcro works great. No holes.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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I made a transistor controller for mine (1150 GS). the power transistor is on the battery box & the control pot in the starter cover


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Old 11-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #4
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I've had a permanent controller that I've kept and moved to each new bike. In removing it from my last bike, my thoughts were yours exactly... too many wires. So, I bought this: http://www.warmnsafe.com/dual-remote...-heat-troller/

One wire from the battery (a pigtail), and the remote dual controller on top of my clutch reservoir. Brilliant. and, it works brilliantly.

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Old 11-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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Velcro works great. No holes.
+1, except I use that industrial strength alternative: Dual-Lock. One piece on the left side aluminum tank cover, another on the back of the controller.

During warm weather the controller stays inside a jacket pocket while hanging in the closet. In cooler weather I remove the seat, plug the controller into the pigtail left connected to the battery, route the cord between the tank and seat and then stick the controller to the tank's Dual-Lock. Stays there in easy reach of my left hand all winter.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #6
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Remote heat troller velcroed on top of my brake fluid resevoir.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #7
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I have mine zip tied to the frame below the seat. Yes, I have to reach a little for it but it's been there a long time and I can find it easy
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #8
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Probably overkill for your single focused need:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/dispatch-1/

Plug your heated clothing directly into this controller...you can adjust it EXACTLY to the heat level you like with 32 different levels available. No other controllers needed or required.

Here's my pictorials of the INSTALL of my 06 GS and 06 RT
GS: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870449
RT: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870941
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #9
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=17

I velco the wireless heat controller to the inside of the left hand guard. I have the plugin attached to the frame under the seat. Once mounted, I have to plug in however that is the only wire; I control the dual heat from the wireless controller.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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R80G/S .. switched to wireless dual controller with old style Gerbing.
velcro with safety lanyard looped into handlebar.

going wireless is the answer to wires running everywhere.
extra wire length gets tucked inside inner pocket. with one wire coming out of jacket to power cord.

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Old 11-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #11
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Remote heat troller velcroed on top of my brake fluid resevoir.
+1 Makes it easy to switch between bikes as well.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:30 AM   #12
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Try the 3M Dual Lock instead of velcro much more secure
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:36 AM   #13
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I clip the Gerbing dual controller in the leather case on the back side of my tank bag. Works well. Wires are long enough from there to stand up without unplugging.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #14
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My warmnsafe permanent dual mount on a 2011 GSA:




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Old 11-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #15
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My warmnsafe permanent dual mount on a 2011 GSA:




Those will work on a standard GS as well.

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