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Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by bill lumberg » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:04 am

Looking for how you cold weather riders locate your heated gear remote. I don’t want to have to look at a sketchy Velcro patch all summer. Interesante in other mounting options besides Velcro. I currently have the troller in my left chest pocket. But that’s a little hard to get into and manipulate with winter gloves. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by raYzerman » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:17 am

3M duo-loc...... on my homemade dash shelf. Leave it there all year round. You could put it on the clutch reservoir, or make a bracket and bolt it to the unused "mirror" hole on the clutch perch.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by FJRoss » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:38 am

My dual controller (jacket and gloves) has a belt clip on it and I just clip it to an adjustment belt on my jacket where I can reach it.
I used to have two separate Trollers mounted on my previous '07. One of them was where the knockout is for the heated grip controller and the other was mounted on the side panel toward the rear of the bike. There were two Powerlet sockets mounted on the side panels as well. Worked well and looked good.

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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by dem » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:12 am

I use the dual panel mount remote, powered by the aux plug (the remote uses very little power and this lets me easily disconnect the left side plastics.. the other little panel mount LED is a Heads-Up voltage monitor, similarly connected)

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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by jwilly » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:46 am

Mine is velco'd on top of the right brake fluid reservoir, makes for easy access while riding with gloves on.
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Post by BkerChuck » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:08 am

3M duo lock on top of the clutch reservoir. I add a zip tie around it for added security. On my '07 I had it on the front brake reservoir but on the '14 moved it to the clutch because most often I would make the adjustments left handed and realized I didn't really like having to reach across to my right side like that. The 3M duo lock is much more secure than plain Velcro which is what I used to use hence the added zip tie.
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Post by bigjohnsd » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:41 am

On my FJR I had duolock on the top of the clutch master cylinder, in the GSA I did Velcro on the side of the Clutch master cylinder.

While coming down the Cassiar Highway I went to adjust my heat and discovered that all that was left of my remote was the back plate with the Velcro on it. The rest of the Remote Heatroller was somewhere behind me. I am in the process of obtain and installing a panel mounted unit now.
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Post by extrememarine » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:16 pm

ditto. 3M duo-lock style on the left clutch fluid reservoir; I use the cord that came with it and loop it around the handlebar upright as a "dummy cord" in case the duo-lock fails.

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Mine is velco'd on top of the right brake fluid reservoir, makes for easy access while riding with gloves on.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by BkerChuck » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:29 pm

I do the cord loop thing as well but after the Velcro failed to hold it after a "spirited" acceleration I opted to add a zip tie around it too. So far the duo lock is much stronger.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by bill lumberg » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:03 pm

I ended up using 10lb Velcro. I couldn’t find the dual loc I had left over from securing my garage remote to the back wall of my glovebox, and ace didn’t have any. No way am
I trusting something that expensive to Velcro or dual loc alone, so I Velcroed to the brake reservoir and also used a split ring and tiny loop. That is discreetly secured around the banjo bolt for security. Thanks for the suggestions. Much better to have it out where I can adjust the thermostat without digging around in a chest pocket.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by Dshane » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:25 am

I have a pouch for the controller, which has a "belt clip" attached to it. I open my tank bag about an inch and clip it in. Never moves and is easily removed when not in use.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by SLK50 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:55 am

Guys, I’m having trouble understanding the
aversion to mounted controllers.
All of my bikes have them. I just plug in and go.
Never have to worry about losing or forgetting
controller or not having access.
What am I missing?

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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by raYzerman » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:33 pm

There are three versions.... (Warm & Safe) hardwired panel mount (drill your own holes), portable corded, and Bluetooth wireless battery powered remote..... I have the latter... all we're trying to decide is where to put them.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:26 pm

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There are three versions.... (Warm & Safe) hardwired panel mount (drill your own holes), portable corded, and Bluetooth wireless battery powered remote..... I have the latter... all we're trying to decide is where to put them.
I have my wireless Warm & Safe controller velcroed to the top of the brake reservoir, when needed.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by philharmonic » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:13 pm

I have an old WIDDER vest and gloves and the controller took a crap. I tried running straight 12 volts but that's too much except on the coldest of days. I bought a cheap 5 dollar 12 volt rheostat from china and put it in the inner pocket of my winter jacket, and ran the wires inside the jacket {had to cut a small hole in the inner lining} I can't change the setting without stopping and reaching into the inner pocket, so that's a negative, but I find the same setting gets me through most of the winter. {there are only a few snowy days you can't ride here in good ole South Carolina. LOL
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by philharmonic » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:14 pm

philharmonic wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:13 pm
I have an old WIDDER vest and gloves and the controller took a crap. I tried running straight 12 volts but that's too much except on the coldest of days. I bought a cheap 5 dollar 12 volt rheostat from china and put it in the inner pocket of my winter jacket, and ran the wires inside the jacket {had to cut a small hole in the inner lining} I can't change the setting without stopping and reaching into the inner pocket, so that's a negative, but I find the same setting gets me through most of the winter.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by graler » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:46 am

I have a garauld radar detector plate on the right hand reservoir. I use 3M Duo Lock to mount my toll tag. On top of the toll tag I have some additional Duo Lock (a Strip) and that can hold my remote controller for heated gear and my Spot. The radar bracket has some slots on the sides for a velcro strap that was part of that kit. I run the lanyard through one of those slots and loop it on itself. If the duo lock ever failed my remote would dangle from the strap until I could pull over and figure out what to do.
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Re: Dual Heat Troller Location

Post by bill lumberg » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:04 am

My Velcro patch already failed after a long day in cold rain, so my “tether” got used all the way home one day. I’d prefer a Velcro strap as backup. The plate sounds nice.
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Post by raYzerman » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:52 am

Duo-Loc is what to use... Velcro not so much.
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Post by bill lumberg » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:03 am

I need to order some. I used 3m dual lock on my garage remote and that shit never let go. And somewhere in my mountain of gear is the rest of that pack of dual lock.
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