Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Wilmington, NC, USA
Re: Heated Clothing Hookup
Your bike terminology is a bit off but yes, there is a limit for the stock outlets. If its only you, you may be OK with the stock outlet but if its two people, you will need to do otherwise
Here is the info you need
Both of the bikes oultets (assuming you have the optional rear one)are connected to the ZFE- one of the bikes main computers (the other major one being the engine mangagment one).
The ZFE can support about 10A TOTAL output- not PER OUTLET.
Therefore, you can use a Gerbings jacket plus Gerbings gloves for 1 person with no problem on your 09. If you try to use both outlets for two people, you will trip the ZFE and have to switch the ignition on and off to reset it.
To avoid the ZFE limit, many wire heated gear direct to the battery or put in a fuse block that has both switched and unswitched power (recommend the Fuzeblock for that purpose) and connect an outlet to the unswitched part of the fuse block. This is what I've done on my 08. I use the factory outlet and my passenger uses the one I added that is not connected to the ZFE. (I mounted a powerlet outlet on the throttle side directly across from the factory rear, fused it at 10A)
If you have any heated gear beyond the jacket (heated gloves) you should use a dual controller so you can properly set the temp for each piece. Otherwise, the gloves will probably be too cold- though it depends somewhat on how good the windproofing is for your riding gear.