heated gear on a xr650r

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  • black in RI

Posted October 31, 2007 - 07:12 AM


So does anyone run heated gear onthe xr650r, its obviously a ickstater (2000)
So I wouldn't even know where to hook up a electric jacket in the first place.

Any ideas.. etc would be welcome.

  • Billahjack

Posted October 31, 2007 - 07:16 AM


I thought there were some north face jackets with a battery powered heater system for snow sports.

  • knuklehead

Posted October 31, 2007 - 08:32 AM


I don't run any gear but do run heated grips,have a rewound stator so could run some gear.

  • cleonard

Posted October 31, 2007 - 08:53 AM


To get any serious heating watts you are going to need a high output stator. The stock unit has enough power to run the wimpy stock headlight and not much else.

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  • abby

Posted October 31, 2007 - 11:34 AM


I have a Gerbing Jacket liner I use on my ST1300 in the winter, it is somewhere around 80 watts (DC). That alone is more than the stock XR stator puts out. Their gloves are around 30 watts. And I don't think the controllers can run off of AC either, probably just have to use a switch.

They (Gerbing) and others do make portable battery powered stuff too, as the other guys mentioned.


  • Smoke Eater

Posted November 01, 2007 - 06:25 AM


The Gerbing heated jacket is amazing. I especially love the heated collar. I ride year round here in Maine.

  • porterdog

Posted November 01, 2007 - 06:48 AM


To get any serious heating watts you are going to need a high output stator. The stock unit has enough power to run the wimpy stock headlight and not much else.

That's the deal, right there. A DIY re-wind isn't all that difficult, however.

  • black in RI

Posted November 01, 2007 - 10:50 AM


so if I rewind the stator..... i could then up to what voltage then?
i was going to rewind anyway to get more useable light.

  • porterdog

Posted November 02, 2007 - 07:12 AM


I think the hot rewind tip is to use 16ga wire and wind 29-31 turns/pole. Idle output is good, and the overall resistance of the coil is lower with the heavier wire so there's less lost to heat. 14ga you'll lose turns and won't get as much max output.

I never saw any great rewind capacity data, but there is *some* info available on the yahoo 650r group. If you're tech-minded, might be worth a look. I chose this option (16ga) as best for me and figured I'd just keep stacking on electric stuff until I had a problem and then back off a bit.

Note however that the total output of this stator is reputed to be ~225w; you'll need a heavy duty regulator/rectifier. I use the one from Baja Designs.

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