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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2006, 1:24 am Thread Starter
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My heated vest will not work because it draws more than the 5 amps availble at the power socket. Any body have a fix for this?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2006, 5:22 am
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Hook it directly to the battery, just like every other non BMW owner has to do if they want the comfort of electrics.


It should be fairly simple to hook up an inline fuse to power your vest. Most
vests already come with that type of setup

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Guess you don't read my newsletter, my brother.. Aging eyes perhaps??

I have a friend that makes a plug-n-play wiring harness that will fix your prob...

I posted my intslla how-to here... http://piratesk12site.net/accessorymod.htm

PM me if you want his contact info... Works like a charm.

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My heated vest will not work because it draws more than the 5 amps availble at the power socket. Any body have a fix for this?
Don't know which make you have but Gerbings instructions state to connect it directly to the battery and supply a battery harness with their products. Given the skinny wires leading to the accessory socket this should be SOP for any heated accessory.

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I get it, but, my K1200RS and R1100S plug in and work just fine. They are power outlets after all..........
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2006, 7:14 am
 
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bbenn, for what it's worth, I ride hours on end with my Gerbing full liner (sleeved) on my KS plugged into the acc. port with no probelms. Grip heaters on, no faults, maybe just lucky. Just the same, you might be better served with some other arrangement, but I'm not sure it's necessary.
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I just bought a Gerbings jacket liner from my dealer. He said "skip the BMW plug and use the 'direct to battery' parts that come with the liner".

Worked for me yesterday. I ended up riding about 250 miles in a rain storm and the temps got down to 36 F. BTW, my wife's '06 has a thermometer and at 36 there was a blinky snowflake on the computer. Cute.

Anyway, waterproof gloves, Tourmaster raingear, the grip heaters and Gerbings were a lifesaver. I stayed warm and dry. Now if I can just get a windshield wiper for my face shield.

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Go to Powerlet.com. They make the BMW style socket kits, complete with in-line fuse. I added 2 to my S, 1 in each front black vanity panel. They work just fine. Easy install since the battery is right up front.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 12:01 pm
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I have asked our techs and they say the acc socket will support 15 amps.

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My heated vest will not work because it draws more than the 5 amps availble at the power socket. Any body have a fix for this?
I have two outlets on my '05 S; one goes directly to the battery the other is the standard one that comes with the bike.

I can run a Gerbing jacket liner (with sleeves) on either one without a problem.

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