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Old 10-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #62641
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One of the things I wanted to do to my newly acquired GS was to direct wire the power port under the seat to the battery. My intention is to use this port to power my gerbings jacket as well as an air compressor in addition to be an access point for a battery tender. I am planning on fusing this with a 15A fuse.

My questions are: is 15A enough and if so what gauge wire would you recommend? The distance to the battery is less than 12".

I should clarify: I know the 15A fuse is OK for the Gerbings but I'm not sure about what an air compressor would need.

Thanks!!
I've got a 15A in mine, powers a compressor or vest no problem. 18 ga or bigger should be fine.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #62642
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Ruppster brings up a good point (whether he meant to or not) about checking the specs on the compressor. I don't have one yet so what recommendations do any of you have?

Meef, thanks for the info. I have 16G wire on the shelf and a 15A fuse holder so that should work. Appreciate it!
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #62643
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Ruppster brings up a good point (whether he meant to or not) about checking the specs on the compressor. I don't have one yet so what recommendations do any of you have?

Meef, thanks for the info. I have 16G wire on the shelf and a 15A fuse holder so that should work. Appreciate it!
Like I said, mine is a Slime brand. Cheapo from Walmart.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #62644
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Not sure exactly what gauge, ( I'd guess 16) but I power everything from the battery tender hookup that came with it. I just changed the fuse to a 10 amp one. No problems with an electric jacket and gloves, or a slime compressor.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #62645
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One of the things I wanted to do to my newly acquired GS was to direct wire the power port under the seat to the battery. My intention is to use this port to power my gerbings jacket as well as an air compressor in addition to be an access point for a battery tender. I am planning on fusing this with a 15A fuse.

My questions are: is 15A enough and if so what gauge wire would you recommend? The distance to the battery is less than 12".

I should clarify: I know the 15A fuse is OK for the Gerbings but I'm not sure about what an air compressor would need.

Thanks!!
14 AWG is the normal recommended size for a 15A fuse, but if you have 16 on the shelf that will work just fine for a short run. I would not go any smaller than 16 however
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:37 PM   #62646
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14 AWG is the normal recommended size for a 15A fuse, but if you have 16 on the shelf that will work just fine for a short run. I would not go any smaller than 16 however
It's only going to pull about 7.5+/- amps.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:58 AM   #62647
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The weather man says sun Friday and I actually have it off!!! Been rainin' in Southern Ohio but that's what knobbies are for. Apologies in advance to the residence of Pike County... just passin' thru.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:55 AM   #62648
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The weather man says sun Friday and I actually have it off!!! Been rainin' in Southern Ohio but that's what knobbies are for. Apologies in advance to the residence of Pike County... just passin' thru.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:15 AM   #62649
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FD now that you're a Beemer rider you need to check on the amps needed to run the official Mottorad espresso machine too. I know you're fine with regular ol firehouse coffee now, but your tastes will change.

Have you practiced holding a fire axe with your pinky extended?
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #62650
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FD now that you're a Beemer rider you need to check on the amps needed to run the official Mottorad espresso machine too. I know you're fine with regular ol firehouse coffee now, but your tastes will change.

Have you practiced holding a fire axe with your pinky extended?
He'll be fine as long as he stays away from the MOA forums. There can be a bit of going on over there. Actually, there are a lot of great riders over there - only a few are truly fancy. I do believe the fancy ones type their posts with their pinkies extended though.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #62651
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start of ride report:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=913598
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #62652
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FD now that you're a Beemer rider you need to check on the amps needed to run the official Mottorad espresso machine too. I know you're fine with regular ol firehouse coffee now, but your tastes will change.

Have you practiced holding a fire axe with your pinky extended?
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He'll be fine as long as he stays away from the MOA forums. There can be a bit of going on over there. Actually, there are a lot of great riders over there - only a few are truly fancy. I do believe the fancy ones type their posts with their pinkies extended though.
I figured I'd learn all this after I've been shown the secret handshake

I did get the power hooked up up to the side port and nothing burst into flames! I can now power my Gerbings as well as connect my trickle charger. Don't know about the espresso maker though...
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #62653
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Seeing the 990 adv in the video above got me wondering about the guy who used to post here frequently that crashed a tenere and bought a new 990 adventure. WHat happened to him and does he still like the ktm? -mike
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:37 PM   #62654
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Seeing the 990 adv in the video above got me wondering about the guy who used to post here frequently that crashed a tenere and bought a new 990 adventure. WHat happened to him and does he still like the ktm? -mike

mikeF5000...dunno why he doesnt post much anymore...too busy with his new job maybe...?



yo mike!!!....you still alive...?




by the way, anyone catch what the one guy in the video said when he saw the name on that weak-assed bash plate?
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:46 PM   #62655
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mikeF5000...dunno why he doesnt post much anymore...too busy with his new job maybe...?



yo mike!!!....you still alive...?
Ran into Mike down at RiverJam (OSU Football Tailgate) a few weeks ago.

He acknowledged that he hasn't been on here much recently ... "Hobby A.D.D." he said.
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