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    Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    Wanted to share an idea with everyone on where to mount your heated gear controller. I recently got heated gear and became frustrated trying to mount my "heat troller." Initially I wanted to mount it on my left handlebar on a ram mount off of the clutch reservoir. I should have learned my lesson when running power to my GPS - running power to the front from the battery is difficult to do along the inside frame. There is not enough room around the airbox and tank to do what I wanted.

    This was a blessing in disguise. It forced me to think of a simpler solution. I utilized some materials I had on hand to "mount" the controller to the centerstand assist handle. I used a velcro loop I made, some plastic wire loom, electrical tape, and one Gerbing duel controller with one 12" coax extension for the power lead. The best thing is that it required no permanent changes to the bike, is convenient to access, and can be removed easily when not needed (winter time). Hope this helps someone out. -Dan


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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    OK, no one else commented on your idea, but I think it is very creative! I might do something similar if I can't resolve my conundrum. What did you mount the controllers in? It looks like a nice plastic box of some type.

    I am trying to mount the heat-troller controller for my new grips. I wanted to mount it in the left faring just below the locked compartment, but don't know how I would remove the tupperware because of the attached wiring. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    Quote Originally Posted by NCtwiSTies View Post
    OK, no one else commented on your idea, but I think it is very creative! I might do something similar if I can't resolve my conundrum. What did you mount the controllers in? It looks like a nice plastic box of some type.

    I am trying to mount the heat-troller controller for my new grips. I wanted to mount it in the left faring just below the locked compartment, but don't know how I would remove the tupperware because of the attached wiring. Any thoughts?
    I just did what you are asking about. Mounted the heat troller just below the locking glove box. I have the quartet harness, so that is where I tapped in for power. The white connector is for the Honda heated grips. I ordered the Molex connectors in a 3 wire model and a 2 wire model to hook the power to the grips. This way I have electrical disconnects when I have to remove the left side plastic.

    Any type of plugs will work. Radio Shack has polarized ones like trailer wiring style. As far s that goes you could use a trailer wire kit. 4 conductors. 2 for power and 2 for the grips. One connector to unplug. Had I not had the quartet I would have gone this route.

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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    Thanks for your ideas. This solution means the heat-troller control unit must be located within the cowl. I was thinking about securing it on the outside (left) side of the locking box between the cowl plastic and the box plastic (there appears to be room). The only issue I can see is persistent engine heat. Will that cause any issues with the control unit.

    Another thought is to cut the wire between the knob and the control unit then locate the control unit under the pillion. That would get the control unit out of the heat and wouldn't require wrapping all of the wire up and finding somewhere to stuff it. It also means I would need a 6 pin connector. Decisions, decisions.

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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    Are you able to adjust the controller while underway? Finding a convenient place for plugging and unplugging and still accessible during a ride is tough. I strap it too my left leg, but its not the best location. I was planning on buying a rigid mount and installing below the left pocket, eventually.
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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    Here's another mounting avenue that you might want to consider. These are Gerbing's units though. The black knob controls for my black gloves and pants' liner. The gray knob controls for my gray jacket liner. The LEDs to the right of the knobs flash to show operation.

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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal_Mercer View Post
    Here's another mounting avenue that you might want to consider. These are Gerbing's units though. The black knob controls for my black gloves and pants' liner. The gray knob controls for my gray jacket liner. The LEDs to the right of the knobs flash to show operation.

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    Haven't seen too many items mounted in this position left or right side. Will be another option as I compile my list of farkles for this winter.
    Anyone know any reason not to mount items here? The only thing I can see would be that it might be kind of low for some items.
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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    I just velcro my heat troller to the left side of my ST1100's tank bag. It's perfectly situated for ease of access and removal. No permanent mounting to mess with. Don't know if it would be that good a solution with the 1300 or not since I think you guys have to use a small tank bag.

    What I like about my tank bag setup is that all my electronics are contained in or on the tank bag and can be removed quickly by simply removing the bag. In the bottom of the bag I have all the electronics for my radar detector & headset plus my CB and of course the heat troller on the side. The power for all this is supplied by a wire that emerges from the back of the tank bag and plugs into a Jastek socket which is behind the the left fairing pocket. When I want to wash the bike, I simply unplug the bag, remove and wash away with no worries about getting sensitive electronics wet. I'll see if I can find a picture.
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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    I have two heat-trollers mounted and they are in the left fairing where the holes for what some say are for speakers. The model I bought is not enclosed in a box but is mounted by driilling the hole and using a nut to secure them. I can reach both of them while riding with no problem and it does not interfere with me taking the tupperware off since I don't remove this part. I installed one about 2 years ago for my hot grips and a second one last year for my brides heated gloves. The only problem wiht this option for her is she can adjust the temperature as I have to do it.

    I also have the wiring harness installed so an each reach to get to hot wires for powering them.
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    Re: Idea for mounting your heated gear controller

    I slip my dual troller on my AST waistbelt. You'll need the pouch for it though


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