Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Suzuki Tech

Suzuki Tech Suzuki Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Suzuki riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 26 Apr 2008
alan hopkins's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham on sea - England
Posts: 127
DL650 Vstrom Switched supply

Hi Guys

Searched under DL650, vstrom, electrical supply etc but nothing so far so I have to ask the question

I need to find a convenient switched supply to run my Gerbings gloves and TomTom rider.
Someone mentioned using the plug supplied for factory fitt heated grips???
Also a pretty basic general question but do I need to use a relay if the supply is switched by the ignition???
Bit of an electro mechanical numpty I'm afraid

Cheers
alan
__________________
have fun with your helmet!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26 Apr 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 178
Hi Alan,
Go on V-Strom Forum - powered by Tex Arts loads of V-Strom info.
I got a kit from Twisted Throttle which gives you several pickup points and uses a relay, I fitted mine under the seat next to the battery. The kit comes with full instructions to tap into the existing wires and was an easy fit.
Cheers
Ian
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26 Apr 2008
Nigel Marx's Avatar
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Posts: 755
Relay good!

Anything that draws a reasonable current (and I would guess that your heated gloves are in that category) is best run though a relay (and fuse!!!) to reduce the load on the ignition switch contacts. Make sure you use a fuse and put it as close to the battery as possible. That way if the wire to the relay or to the output get squashed or damaged enough to short, the fuse will blow and the bike won't catch fire..... don't ask me how I know.....

Regards

Nigel in NZ
__________________
The mouth of a perfectly contented man is filled with . -- 2200 BC Egyptian inscription

Last edited by Nigel Marx; 26 Apr 2008 at 22:09. Reason: spelling!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27 Apr 2008
DLbiten's Avatar
HU California Meeting Organiser
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Camano is. USA
Posts: 443
My upgrade looks a lot like this V-Strom Forum - Blue Sea Install with pics

You can put the fuse box any place dry you like it will be ok. Drilling in the fering and running powerlets (the BMW stile power outlet) will keep you lay out clean and dryer. I put a car cigar lighter in near the battery to power a air pump and add a more universal power outlet.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 28 Apr 2008
alan hopkins's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham on sea - England
Posts: 127
fantastic!

Cheers guys
It's like putting a lobster pot in the sea, leave a question here for a couple of days then come back and reap the rewards. The internet is so cool.

Anyway, questions answered always throw up new questions but I will lean on common sense from here on in.
Probably run a fused supply from battery into relay then into small fuse board.
Halfords seemed pretty useless so will try Maplins (UK) and then mount/hide the whole ugly shebang inside left hand side panel as there seems to be plenty of space there and keep underseat clear for things I need regular access to.

Is there an alternative plug system for gloves, jackets etc. to the ridiculously outdated, oversized cigar lighter set up we all put up with?
I would even prefer to use bullet connectors in Vaseline, much smaller and less likely to shake themselves to pieces
__________________
have fun with your helmet!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 29 Apr 2008
DLbiten's Avatar
HU California Meeting Organiser
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Camano is. USA
Posts: 443
Here you go!
Powerlet - Powersport Standard Connector
Whitehorse Gear - Powerlet
not as many powerlet items but fun to look at
Electrical Accessories :: Electrical :: Prevent Or Repair :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear

Often called the BMW style plug or Powerlet, is a slim power connector seen as an upgrade to old cigar lighter style power plug. They are not watertight and your gear needs to have that plug on it to work not as universal as the old cigar lighter style. If your fighting vibration you can go with a SEA style older and used in one form or another in most cars and bikes. Used in battery chargers, tankbag power supplies and under fering cables and the like. not as good looking as the Powerlet plug looks like an unfinished project to me but vary reliable and cheap if clean and dry. I have one right next to my cigar lighter under my seat.

Many of the above links have other plug systems in them just look around.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 29 Apr 2008
alan hopkins's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham on sea - England
Posts: 127
chirpy chirpy cheap cheap

Any good?
All the right kit seems to be stateside, saw this on eBay

VW BEETLE CAMPER GOLF GTI BUGGY VAN AUXILIARY FUSE BOX on eBay, also, Volkswagen, Classic Car Parts, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 30-Apr-08 13:41:15 BST)
__________________
have fun with your helmet!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 30 Apr 2008
alan hopkins's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham on sea - England
Posts: 127
This ok?

Going to purchase the above and mount it under side panel with a live supply IN from battery (via inline fuse and relay) looped in and out of supply side then take live supply OUT to various devices.
For ground I thought to take a thick black wire from battery down to fuse board with a loop bullet connector at either end and simply fit similar loop bullet to all the other ground wires and bolt them together, smother with vaseline and cable tie to frame
Make sense or am i breaking one of the fundamental laws of auto-wiring in my ignorance?
__________________
have fun with your helmet!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 30 Apr 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 178
Earth

Just in case you don't know, DO NOT earth to the V-Strom frame, all earths must go back to the battery.
Cheers
Ian
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2 May 2008
alan hopkins's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham on sea - England
Posts: 127
thanks Ian

Good chance that I would have done exactly that!
__________________
have fun with your helmet!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 2 May 2008
DLbiten's Avatar
HU California Meeting Organiser
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Camano is. USA
Posts: 443
You can try a marine supply (boats and things) for the fuse box and plugs. Touratech will have something like it to for a bit more money. UK has lots of places to get parts from try a Google search.

Or you can try here
Sportouring Bike Accessories
Woody's Importarium Ltd
42 Margaret St
Abercynon
Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK
CF45 4RB
Tel: +44 (0) 1443 742421
Fax: +44 (0) 1443 740202

Last edited by DLbiten; 2 May 2008 at 20:24.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12 May 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Moreno Valley, CA USA
Posts: 1
Ap-2

Check out easternbeaver.com. He sells kits especially for the DL 650. I just ordered the wiring kit for the Centech AP-2. It allows connections for switched and non switched power supply. Just use the eb wiring kit and install should be a snap. No fussing with connectors.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12 May 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Rockhampton, Australia
Posts: 890
Quote:
Originally Posted by hahmule! View Post
Check out easternbeaver.com. He sells kits especially for the DL 650. I just ordered the wiring kit for the Centech AP-2. It allows connections for switched and non switched power supply. Just use the eb wiring kit and install should be a snap. No fussing with connectors.
Try this place

Fuzeblocks.com

Great little unit, wil have more stock soon
__________________
www.travellingstrom.com
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 18 May 2008
alan hopkins's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Birmingham on sea - England
Posts: 127
damn, too late

Thanks for the information guys but I stopped reading here as I set about the job.
All the components i'm using seem good and not too expensive. The fuse box fits perfectly in a vacant bracket under the RH side panel on bike and the inline fuse holder fits neatly under the battery strap. Will post pics if anyone interested
As I an no electro mechanic apart from info I have collected here I thought this link may be useful to others after I bought a relay from Maplins but had no idea which pins did what as the vague sketch on top of the unit bears no relation to the pins sticking out the other end. This pdf explains it all

http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/hweb2.pdf
__________________
have fun with your helmet!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alternative supply of Carnets Sam Rutherford Trip Paperwork 28 8 May 2013 10:44
Vaccines supply furious Staying Healthy on the Road 4 9 Jan 2007 12:38
What bike manufacturer has the best support / parts supply in Uganda? ffmark sub-Saharan Africa 3 10 Jul 2006 12:20
TIP: Strengthen power supply rpalmen Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS 10 20 Jul 2002 05:48
water supply Roy&Doede Sahara Travel Forum 8 31 May 2002 20:59

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:02.