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quasi2008
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heated gear

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will the electrical system on my 82 gl1100 normally handle heated gear for 2, and maybe a pair of LED driving lights? tks


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Hoosier Jack
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Re: heated gear

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Lots of folks have aftermarket running lights on their bikes, and the LEDs would pull even less power. All of my existing lights have been converted to LEDs, including the headlight.

Interested in the answer you get on running heated seat, grips, etc from people who have not done an alternator conversion. My guess is that the 1100 charging system is not up to it.
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quasi2008
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Re: heated gear

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2 heated jacket liners and gloves and prob heated pants for the wife is what I would like to do. seat, no, grips no. I have heated grips on my Spyder RT-S and while they do a decent job at warming the underside of your hand and fingers, they do nothing for the top of the hand and thumb. so I figure gloves would do a better job. may have to investigate the alternator conversion. read a little about it, but not sure about drilling the crank bolt. plan at this time is to change all the factory lights to LED's and also change the 7" headlight out to LED. any add on lights will be limited to a set of driving lights on the engine guards. tks
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Re: heated gear

Post by DenverWinger »

Hoosier Jack wrote: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:11 am My guess is that the 1100 charging system is not up to it.
Methinks it would probably be OK at speed, but certainly not at idle. You wouldn't want to run your heated gear in City driving for sure.
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Wilcoy02
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Re: heated gear

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I use heated gloves and vest with my 1100 w/ no alt.conversion, with no problems.
Do not know about 2 sets running at the same time.
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Get the battery powered version, then you don't have to worry about it
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I have been running the First Gear heated gloves and jacket liner for years with a PIAA headlight. I routinely ride in the winter and have ridden in 15 degrees with no problem with getting cold. (Vetter fairing). Stock charging system and never a problem. AGM battery helps too. I do not use a battery tender unless it is stored for an extended period.
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Re: heated gear

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Thanks folks, good info. :)


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