cold weather riding: adaptor for charger plug, 12 volt access, etc
I've been transferred at work, and finding myself traveling another 15 minutes down the local overburdened interstate. I could handle (just barely) the previous 20 minute ride to work in 30 degree weather with my unheated leather gauntlets. Coupla' mornings my hands didn't stop hurting until about 11am, but, hey, I survived. But now with further distance to travel, I'm thinking about an upgrade to heated gloves. I've had heated handgrips in the past, but I'd rather go the glove route and see if I can keep the tips of my fingers warm.
The Gerbing stuff is what I'm looking at.
The problem is that I have a Battery Tender pigtail, and a horn relay harness already hooked up to the battery on a full time basis, and there physically isn't room for any more wiring attachments to the battery.
Gerbing's battery powered gloves are interesting, but WebBike World said the design of the battery pouch is such that it places pressure on the wrist once the gauntlet is stuffed. Which I'll be doing with a full size leather jacket sleeve end that's finished off on the bulky side, with a cuff.
I'm thinking it would be better to run the gloves off the bike's battery.
Is there some way to use the Battery Tender pigtail to provide the juice for the gloves? The Gerbing website implies that the Tender plug is not a standard SAE plug.
Are there adaptors for the Tender style plug that end in the Gerbing coaxial style plug? None are shown on the Gerbing website.
Am I going to have to install some kind of power source "bar" away from the battery where I can more easily hook this stuff up? And if so what do you call something like that, and where do I buy it?
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