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I haven't been able to figure out how to use the power outlet in the glovebox. If I plug in my cell phone adapter, I can't close the glove box... is there some trick to this....
 

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mishacoal wrote

I haven't been able to figure out how to use the power outlet in the glovebox. If I plug in my cell phone adapter, I can't close the glove box... is there some trick to this....
No trick -
You have to remember when a manufacture adds something useful to a bike he then has to find a way to screw it up. :wink:
 

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Im new to the idea of heated vests, gloves, etc. How much current does the B400 put out and is it enough to power vests and gloves and other accessories?
 

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Gerbing heated gear wattage

Funny you posted that question. I was looking into Gerbing heated gear and the wattage were as follows the socks were 22W, gloves 22W, jacket 77W, pants 44W. The outlet max on the 400 is 12 volt 120 watts. So the problem I have is to decide wich I would need most since I have never ridden in cold weather and the bike outlet cant handle all of the pieces at the same time. Then I called a suzuki dealer and asked if I could hook it straight to the battery and they said no since the bike does not put out enough amps. I hope this helps you. If anyone else knows different please let me know.
 

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I too havebeen looking at the heated gear. I'm considering the liners due to cost.

Hooking direct to the battery should work fine. At worst you might need to use something to 'top off' the battery (like the battery tender) after riding. If someone has the specs on the charging system of the 400, they'd be useful in this discussion.
 

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I am confident that it would handle the jacket liner and gloves just fine - and those are the two most important pieces. I would recommend two things though. Use the Gerbing harness wired straight to the battery terminals - not the accessory outlet. And get the Gerbing thermostat cord with belt clip - you'll find that it is not necessary to run the gear at full power most of the time. You can easily adjust temperature up or down while riding. I find that a good pair of long underware under my jeans is all I need to supplement the jacket liner and gloves in very cold weather.

I'm also guessing that the person you talked to at the dealer does not actually know what the charging output of the 400 really is. The Suzuki service manuals do not even give that information unfortunately. But I can tell you that both of my Suzukis handle the Gerbing jacket liner and glove combination just fine, and I don't think the 400 would be any different.

You will find that heating your upper body will keep the rest of your body warmer, including legs and feet. When your chest area gets cold, your body shuts down blood flow to your extremities in an attempt to keep your vital organs warmer. That is one of the first stages of hypothermia. Your legs and feet are also mostly shielded from the wind by the scooter bodywork - another reason that I think you would do just fine with long johns and heavy socks in lieu of heated garments in those areas. And I've done 3 rides in the past week in the 30 degree temp range with just the jacket liner and gloves. The long johns don't come out until it gets in the 20's.
 

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I'm considering the Gerbing Jacket liner vest. I've used a Widder vest for years but it has a collar and it's kind of bulky compared to the Gerbing. I've found that a vest with gloves does a good job down to the 25 degree range.
I have a friend who has the Gerbing Jacket liner with sleeves and it is a really comfortable jacket but I just don't like the sleeves when worn under a windproof jacket. The sleeves feel a little too cumbersome for me (but that's just a personal thing). An advantage of the vest would be less current draw.
Has anyone installed an auxillary terminal block from the battery for accessories on their Burgman? I'm thinking of doing that rather than a direct battery hook-up for the electric clothing and the addition of a CB radio. :D
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From - General Discussion - "New Accessory"

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My scooter now has a refrigerator!!!! Well technically it is a thermo-electric cooler/warmer but it works!!! I went to Wal-Mart yesterday and got the little unit for under $40. Now I can bring my own refreshments with me
So I guess that makes the plug even more useful (in the summer anyway) :lol:
 

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Randy said:
From - General Discussion - "New Accessory"

hbtubes wrote
My scooter now has a refrigerator!!!! Well technically it is a thermo-electric cooler/warmer but it works!!! I went to Wal-Mart yesterday and got the little unit for under $40. Now I can bring my own refreshments with me
So I guess that makes the plug even more useful (in the summer anyway) :lol:
Actually he said it was a combo cooler/warmer. So I guess if he runs the 'warmer' portion of it, would that then act as a seat warmer?
 

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So I guess if he runs the 'warmer' portion of it, would that then act as a seat warmer?
Don't now , but with that engine under there I think you would need an open fire to get it any warmer :(
 
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