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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
That looks like it will work.
That's a beautiful diagram, Red.
I found this heavy-duty, electronic flasher at NAPA; it only costs $9.49.
Thanks! I'll have a look at the 3000. That was one of the reasons I didn't bite the bullet yet. I had read some not so good reviews on the 4000.
Here is the one I got...
I also have one of those DPCO switches. Hmmm...
I'm in the middle of installing them and am having an issue with the way I ran the wiring. I have a PM to ThumpnRed. Ah! I've got mail!
Thanks for the pics! There isn't much room behind the light is there?
That would be a necessity.
We'll eventually wear you down.
Nice work Thumpnred!
OK, I just got mine wired up just like you have on the diagram.
The issue I have is...the flasher clicks when the switch is on the "lo" setting and is quiet on the "hi" setting. :huh Shouldn't it be the reverse of what's happening?
Why is that?
Don't do it. I analyzed the circuits. The DPCO switch circuit consumes about 4.42 watts per grip on the low setting, which is about 1/2 the heat generated by the Tusk setup on low heat, and 1/4 the heat generated by the high setting. Therefore, I won't be using the DPCO switch. I am going to install an electronic relay.
The LED dimmer is very nice, and inexpensive; however, it's just too large for me. :huh
You got it right. The flasher sends power about half the time to the grip heaters when the switch is on the "low" setting. On the "high" setting, the wiring bypasses the flasher and sends full power to the grip heaters.
I second that!!! That is a tremendous help.
On high, the grips are getting full power and the blinker relay is not in the circuit. On low power the blinker is in the circuit turning the power on and off to reduce the amount of time the grips are receiving power.
Yeah, I know what you mean regarding the size...any size is too big for the cockpit on an XR. You have to have a good imagination to find mounting spots.
I thought you had bolted the switch. I forgot to look when you posted that pic earlier.
Actually, Thumpnred, looking at your diagram, shouldn't the blinker relay be on the other side of the switch? Between the low pole and the blue line?
Red got it right. When the top of the switch rotates to one side, the contacts in the body of the switch connect on the opposite side.
I told ThumpnRed I was electrically illiterate. I was right!
So the resistor/flasher is for the low setting? If so then why is it on the wire that goes to the "hi" side of the switch? That's what is throwing me for a loop.
Thanks Guys! I couldn't have re-engineered these grip heaters without you!
Anyway...I got heated grips!!!
I bought one of those for my bicycle to put turn signals on it to "dumb it down" for the masses around me, the two prong relay cost $7.99 at the time, the closest I could find now online is: http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/search/Replacement+Relays+(Universal)/N0381/C0335.oap
The switch is confusing. Look at the pole that the bottom of the toggle points to.
OK, I just figured it out. Duh!
That flasher I posted is also carried by Advance auto for the same price, $6.99.
Thank you, Kyo. I found a great flasher for $9.49 at NAPA. It has two terminals, and a service life of 400 hours.
Those relays you posted are excellent values! The highest current draw should be under 3 amps, so those heavy-duty relays are more than capable of handling the current.
Whooooosh! Right over my head!
Now, back to drinking...
It's important to keep your priorities in order.
You took a break from drinking?! What the heck?! If you cant type and drink, you need to give up this internet crap.