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I jut installed some Dual Star grip heaters on my bike. I used power from the headlight and grounded the heaters to the frame. The heaters don't seem to be getting warm. My question is: Does my stock stator put out enough juice to run the heaters and headlight? I think the heaters draw 36 watts on high. Should I just put a switch on my headlight so I can turn it off when running the heaters? Would that be good enough or should I get a new stator? Thanks!

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Not enough power or wire size to run both. Best not use the frame for a ground for any accessory's. Also your headlight circuit is ac power, which is fine for your heaters but may not be for the way you have it wired.

I jut installed some Dual Star grip heaters on my bike. I used power from the headlight and grounded the heaters to the frame. The heaters don't seem to be getting warm. My question is: Does my stock stator put out enough juice to run the heaters and headlight? I think the heaters draw 36 watts on high. Should I just put a switch on my headlight so I can turn it off when running the heaters? Would that be good enough or should I get a new stator? Thanks!

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I grounded the heaters where the voltage regulator is mounted. There was already something else grounded there so I thought it would be a good place. I figured that would be better than tapping into the negative wire for the headlight? A friend of mine runs the same heaters on a '09 KTM 300xc-w without any problems. Not sure of his stator output, but I know that it's the stock one.

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I would double check with Dual Star and make sure that they will function off AC current. We don't use grip heaters down here, but I think that they need DC power to function right. If thats the case, you could wire direct to the battery with a in line switch. Only prob with that is if you forgot to turn them off, dead battery.

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