Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Spokane, WA, USA
Accessory outlet with only 7.5A fuse
I discovered the same problem on my 04 KRS - with just a vest, the 7.5A fuse should be OK. After checking with my dealer, I even believe that the wiring harness has not been changed from the previous models that had a 15A circuit so you could probably even use a 15A fuse instead of the 7.5A.
However, it's not worth the fuss or the risk of burning up a wiring harness: Buy another outlet for around $10 (be sure to get the kind with the automotive, blade type connectors), and an in-line fuse holder (I used one that came with my Gerbings.) There is a punch-out opening next to the accessory outlet where you can install the second outlet (be sure to label the outlets corrrectly). Run 10 gauge wire direct to the battery. That should be good enough for up to 20A which will power heated vest, pants, gloves and socks. I'm running Gerbings jacket, pants and gloves with no problems on a 15A fuse. Altogether about an hour's worth of wrenching and crimping.