by **BroBob1** » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:14 pm

Just how much current draw will a motorcycle handle?

Here is some interesting info regarding how much the Gerbings heated clothing is drawing. I was curious about this since I have been using them for some 8 years so i tested them today.

The jacket draws 7 amps

The gloves 2 amps

The pants 4 amps

The socks 2 amps

for a total of 15 amps.

I have and continue to use these on several applications.

First on a 1999 Yamaha 700 snowmobile with Electric Start I used the jacket alone, it worked but it depleted the battery and it would not start with the electric start so I used the pull starter, the battery recharged and I used the jacket intermittently without a problem, and without deleting the battery.

In 2004 I went to a Yamaha RX Warrior snowmobile with a 1000 cc

4 stroke and for 5 years now and over 10K miles I used the complete electric suit minus the gloves (13 amp draw) (handwarmers on sled) without any issues.

I have used the complete electric suit on a 1976 HondaMatic 750 for several years in the winter, on a 2002 Kawasaki Prarie 650,1998 Suzuki 1500, and a 1990 Yamaha V-Max without burning up any alternators or wiring harness. So if anything this time tested draw on all of these different charging systems might tell us that they are tougher than we might think!