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I'm wanting to pick up some heated gloves (the kind you plug into the battery maintainer plug or outlet). I was just told today by a fellow grom rider that the charging system on the grom wont keep up with the electrical load from heated gloves and may have the same issue on my z. I dont want to run down my battery.
Anybody tried them and have any issues?
 

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I suppose since I will be getting a pair of heated gloves anyway to use with my big bikes I could just plug them into the z and monitor the battery with a volt meter and see what happens. I'm also looking into a led light that will use less wattage
 

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Any update on these?

I am planning on installing heated grips and im worried about draining the battery.

Before I was thinking of heated gloves but went with heated grips instead.
 

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I've got a led headlight on the way but havent stopped by cycle gear to pick up the gloves yet. Probably be next week before I have results
 

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The sedici gloves I'm buying specs say they use 22 watts. My led headlight will draw 15 watts less than the 35 watt factory bulb. So with only using a few more watts than I am now plus 98% of the time my throttle is wide open...I am pretty optimistic, lol
 

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The sedici gloves I'm buying specs say they use 22 watts. My led headlight will draw 15 watts less than the 35 watt factory bulb. So with only using a few more watts than I am now plus 98% of the time my throttle is wide open...I am pretty optimistic, lol
I dont know how many watts the heated grips will draw but I can only imagine a lot. So I use the wiring for the small bulb below the headlight to connect to the grips and I just did not bother reconnecting the small bulb. I am also at WOT most of the time
 

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Looks good! Nice job!
What is the purpose of that little bulb below the headlight anyway? My guess is somekind of daytime running light but I dont understand the point of that if the headlight is always on
 

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Thanks.

I have no idea why is there a bulb there also. It must be some law for motorcycle manufacturers to have a light in the front when the ignition is in ON position.
 

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Just did a 30 min ride with my new sedici heated gloves on high and my volt meter never dropped below 14.5 volts
I think by going to a led headlight and removing the daytime bulb I may be fine. I also have led turn signals amd license plate light but I doubt those have much of a effect.
Grabbed a dual usb outlet thats also a volt meter off of fleabay.
I'll update if I run into any issues.
 

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