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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 11:57 am Thread Starter
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Mounting Heat Troller

Hi!

I have searched but not yet found the information I'm looking for so I figured I would just ask.

My dealer will soon install the permanent Heat Troller and I have some ideas from posts here where to install the knobs, but I'm wondering about what to do with the plugs? I would like to not have them just stick out under the seat. I would prefer to have them mounted and then use a extension cable to connect to the liner. This is how I do it with Autocom intercom.

So you guys that have installed Heat Troller or similar solutions from other vendors, what have you done with the plugs? Are you happy with the solution?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 4:06 pm
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My plugs come out in front of the seat. The advantages are that there is plenty of length, even for the shorter wire on my heated pants, and that if I get off the bike without unplugging, the wires will simply pull loose without bending or damaging anything. It is a little harder to plug in one-handed, but that can be done if I need to.

And yes, I'm happy with the solution.

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Heat control wiring

My heat plug-in comes out in front of the seat also. I have a cable strap retained by one of the body screws that holds the heat controller wire and my autocom cable. If I do stress the cable somehow it doesn't yank on the internal wiring on the bike.

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Meese and R2K2,

Thanks for your reply. I'll probably end up with the same solution as you guys.

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Meese and R2K2,

Thanks for your reply. I'll probably end up with the same solution as you guys.

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Mine come out by the left foot peg. When not in use they simply hang under the fairing. If you need pictures, I can get one for you but it is just that simple.

My reason: I wear one pieces, and there isn't a way to put the jacket/pants plugs out at my waste, so I made extension leads and they run down my left leg and out the cuff. Works for me, but you AIN"T gonna plug them in on the road if you ride off and forget!
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Mine come out by the left foot peg. When not in use they simply hang under the fairing. If you need pictures, I can get one for you but it is just that simple.

My reason: I wear one pieces, and there isn't a way to put the jacket/pants plugs out at my waste, so I made extension leads and they run down my left leg and out the cuff. Works for me, but you AIN"T gonna plug them in on the road if you ride off and forget!
Thanks for sharing. I wear a two piece suit so having the plugs coming out in front of the seat should be ok. The reason I asked was because when I bought the 1200GT in 2008 and the Autocom the dealer, without me asking, fastened the autocom plug on the tank and I really liked not having the cord just dangling free. I just thinks it looks better...

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There's nothing wrong with getting a clip of some sort for the HeatTroller plugs. Either a plastic clip mounted to an existing screw, or you could even use velcro on the plug itself, with a small square patch mounted up near your existing Autocom plug.

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There's nothing wrong with getting a clip of some sort for the HeatTroller plugs. Either a plastic clip mounted to an existing screw, or you could even use velcro on the plug itself, with a small square patch mounted up near your existing Autocom plug.
I haven't thought about a clip mounted to an existing screw. Good idea. I have considered velco and it might just be the easiest solution. Then again, the Warm and Safe extension cable is pretty long, I'm thinking "will it be in the way?". I guess I'' just have to ponder about this for a while, it's still at least 2 months until I'll be riding again. Hmm, maybe velcro the plugs a bit down on the side of the bike so I can tuck them away when not needed.

I appreciate the input!

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