GPZ - "hot hands"

shampson shampson at
Tue Nov 11 11:50:45 PST 2008

I used a relay when I fitted some Symtec's

Located the relay above the flasher relay behind the lefthand side panel.
Using the live from the brake light switch, nearest handy live when the
ignition is on. Also fitted an inline fuse from the battery feed.
I use the same relay to power a 12v power socket for charging my phone and


-----Original Message-----
From: john leonard [mailto:jlmdx at] 
Sent: 11 November 2008 18:35
To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
Subject: GPZ - "hot hands"

I'm getting my bike ready for the winter riding by installing "hot hands" on
the GPZ (e.g. Ebay 200264746894).
They are designed to connect directly to the battery terminals, but I'd much
rather have an ignition switched source of power.  For now, I've connected
them to the accessory lead in the tail section of the GPZ, but that source
is always powered.  Does anyone know a lead wire in the tail/fuse box that
would be safe to use?   
I'd prefer not to use the headlight or ignition circuits in case the hot
hands short out.  I tested the horn circuit but it seems to also be live
*coming out of fuse box* even without the key installed.
These things work very well.  They claim to use about 1.3AMPS. They get the
hands real warm.  My biggest concern is that I leave them switched on or
someone else turns them on and kills my battery.
thanks, john
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