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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring for Heated Clothing GL1500 SE

Hello all,

I'm doing my winter maintenance/upgrades and I'm kind of stuck.

It's a 1993 GL1500. The better half and I got some heated jacket liners for Christmas and I'm getting the bike set up before the snow melts.

I replaced the alternator with a 95 amp unit, battery is a Deka AGM

I wired a 40 amp relay to a 6 circuit DC sub panel using the ACC terminal. That's all good.

For her it was pretty simple - I wired a Firstgear DC coax jack panel mount and routed it to the little storage compartment door under her armrest, routed the wires under where the seat is and drilled a small hole in the compartment to fish the wires. She can plug right in.

Now for me it's not so easy.

I have a single heatroller, the portable one. I really have no idea where to mount it. From poking around it looks like most used the clutch reservoir lid, or the mounting bolts for the clutch to keep it on the left hand side. What I would ultimately like to do is mount another Firstgear jack panel somewhere up front and use it to plug/unplug the heatroller etc when not in use. So here are my questions:

Where is a good spot to mount the jack? I thought the right locking compartment lid would be good but it's on the wrong side of the bike to put the controller on the clutch. It's an SE so it has the CB so that panel is out. The hole for the jack is about 5/8 of an inch. Depth is maybe an inch.

An idea is using some velcro or something to put the controller on the flat side of the right side panel where the rear compressor control is, but the jacket liner is corded on the left side.

Any suggestions? and if you have any of pics of your install that would be appreciated.

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I keep the controller on my belt. I find it easy to reach and adjust.

On my 1500 I first ran the cable between the seat and the plastic then later ran it into the compartment with the gas cap. I was going to put the panel mount in the gas cap lid but decided to sell the 1500 instead. I have seen several bikes with one or two panel connectors in the lid over the gas cap and looked fine.

On my 1800 I used the center glove box cover in front of the gas tank lid.

BTW I also used the rear glove box door same as you. Great minds think alike.

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Thanks for the reply. So here is what I did. Used the gas cap like you suggested for the me and the compartment for the wife. I think it looks pretty good!

I’ll keep the controller in my pocket. Should work nicely.


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Good job, I like it.
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You need to be careful when plugging or unplugging the cord from that passenger storage lid. The hinge on it is pretty easy to break.
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Thanks for the reply. So here is what I did. Used the gas cap like you suggested for the me and the compartment for the wife. I think it looks pretty good!

I’ll keep the controller in my pocket. Should work nicely.


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Gas and electricity together, I hope you don't have any issues.

Here is a video of a Goldwing on fire due to a bad wiring.
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IF,
you make sure the gas compartment is totally free of wet gasoline laying in the area, it should be okay....


the connections need to be solid and tight so as to not create a "high joint" and create heat in that area.


If you have an inadvertent spill, make sure it is all dried up before you close that cover.
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IF,
you make sure the gas compartment is totally free of wet gasoline laying in the area, it should be okay....


the connections need to be solid and tight so as to not create a "high joint" and create heat in that area.


If you have an inadvertent spill, make sure it is all dried up before you close that cover.
Keep in mind that it's the fumes that will ignite, not the liquid.
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