Acccessory power lead

Marilyn Mason masonjs at
Fri Jul 9 08:26:32 PDT 2010

I'm trying to locate the guy on EBay who was making up 3 unit fused wiring 
harness that plugs into an existing keyed accesory plug on my v strom.  He 
sells the wiring harness for $40.00 which includes shipping in the lower 48. 
At this price it's not worth buying the bits to make my own.  I have both my 
electric vest and a power outlet wired directly to the battery with inline 
cartrige fuses.  I want to hook up my grip heaters but want them off when 
the bike is off.  I forget to turn stuff like that off.  I've only used the 
power outlet for a small air compressor and when I forget about the electric 
vest the leash to the bike reminds me in less than a step away from the 
Any body know anything about the Charraral motor cycle.  There is a 100 cc 
1971 for sale localy.  Might be an interesting project now that I sold my 
1973 Hodaka Dirt Squirt.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles Scappaticci" <scapco at>
To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: Acccessory power lead

> Thanks Guys.  The Oxford grips (you can see them on ebay) have a nice
> controller and a relay/control box built in the wiring and a bracket
> to mount the controller to the clutch reservoir.  I have a friend
> (yes, I do have one, LOL!) in OZ that just finished mounting on on his
> Suzuki and likes how it mounts and works.  These do have a low voltage
> shutoff built in, but as grumpy as the GPZ's are about low batteries I
> doubt this will help much.
> Charles S.
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Philip Hamm <philbike20 at> 
> wrote:
>> As already stated, the accessory lead is wired live to the battery. The 
>> clock on the dash shares the circuit.
>> Since they will represent a significant power draw, I would recommend 
>> using the accessory lead for your grips. You can install a relay so that 
>> the grips won't kill your battery if you leave them on. I have a relay 
>> installed under the seat right where the accessory lead comes out, 
>> tapping into the license plate lamp.
>> Phil Hamm

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