Last Accessory plug, heated grips or 12V?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by LateNate, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. LateNate

    LateNate Been here awhile

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    On my 05 950 Adv I have the "hot" accessory plug left on my fuse panel. Should I hook the new 12V cig plug I just bought to it or my new heated grips?

    I feel like I should hook the plug to it and run my KTM heated grips directly off the battery.

    Thoughts? I have my GPS hooked up to my other accessory plug.
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  2. dirtyac

    dirtyac Ktooner

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    Your heated grips should be on a switched accessory circuit, so if you inadvertently leave them on, they don't drain your battery.
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  3. jonoabq

    jonoabq ow.

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    Add a centech AP-1 fused accessory block under the seat and run everything off of that. It will give the ability to expand later if needed, gives you the safety of "key off" circuits, and keeps all your electrics clean and tidy. It also frees up your last factory panel outlet to power a tankbag full of electronic goodies and radar/laser countermeasures.
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  4. ktm55

    ktm55 Adventurer

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    Isn't there a factory circuit for the heated grips up in the head light area?
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  5. DeepInIt

    DeepInIt Long timer

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    The right way to do it is a fused block with everything running off keyed power. If not, I guarentee you kill your battery dead a few times with your grips. If you want satisfaction with your grips, they should use a relay and run from the battery with relatively large gage wire. Also insulate from the bars. Use a rheostat because done correctly your hands will be hot, hot, hot.
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  6. wcohl

    wcohl Been here awhile

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    I agree with using a swirched circuit for heated grips. I killed one battery because I forget to turn them off, and I killed another battery when the someone or something bumped the switch. At least this was in the days when I could get a battery at Wal-Mart for $30.
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  7. LateNate

    LateNate Been here awhile

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    OK so looks like I will run the heated grips directly to the battery and the 12V will take up the "hot" ACC plug.
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  8. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    The hot ACC is constantly powered. Connection to the battery is also constantly powered. You need a switch somewhere for the heated grips.
    Cheers.
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  9. LateNate

    LateNate Been here awhile

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    I am kinda not wanting to get a whole new fuse box. If I add more electric accessories onto it, then I must. I am thinking I can get away with the last hot spot for the 12v plug and go directly to the battery with the heated grips.

    I just really have to make sure to remember to turn them off.:doh
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  10. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    I had my prior fog lights wired direct to the Batt with a switch. I drained my Batt twice in 6 months cause I forgot to turn the switch off. Just get a relay switch of some sort and hook it into the ignition. Then you never have to worry.
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