Wiring handwarmers.

2 replies to this topic
  • hypersthenos

Posted March 04, 2007 - 12:39 AM


Okay so it's still winter up here so I'm getting electric hand warmers mounted on my XR650R with a BD DSK. I'm nearly done but am wondering about where to tap in for power. Now that my tail light is LED I'm thinking I'll tap into that circuit for the hand warmers due to the minimal amp requirements of the LEDs. I though about just wiring it into the headlight circuit but thought better of taxing it as it has the greatest amp draw any of the accessories (55/60W bulb) and I want to minimize the chances of dimming the headlight. I've also been told the BD switch assembly is limited in how much power it will carry so I think my tail light circuit idea is the best. Anyone agree/disagree? BTW I came up with a way to even out the heat to both grips. Anyone interested let me know & I'll start another thread describing what I did.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • cleonard

Posted March 04, 2007 - 10:04 AM


How many watts are your handwarmers? If you have the stock stator I think that you will have the choice of headlight or handwarmers. I don't think you have enough watts to run both both. You will have some dimming idle no matter what. I don't think that it matters much where you tap into the power. There is only one electrical system for the lighting.

If I remember correctly the 650R has about 75 or 80 watts avalilable max. Do the math and add up your watts.

  • hypersthenos

Posted March 04, 2007 - 06:41 PM


Thanks Cleonard. I rewound my stator so all's good. I'm just going to tie into the tail light circuit. It's the simplest way to do it while bypassing the BD switch assembly.

Related Content


Honda XR650L 2016 by Chris.GVS

Honda XR650L 2016
  • - - - - -
  • 0 reviews

Supercross Preview 2017 Part 1: Championship Contenders by Chris Cooksey

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  186 replies

2015 XR650L Squeaking noise by Crayjay

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 3 replies

Post Apocalypse, ThumperTalk style! by Justin Pearson

Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   General Dirt Bike Discussion
  • Hot  35 replies

Engine Loping/Sputtering by tcaldwell

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 4 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.