This BMW switch coil cord easily connects your vest or liner directly to the standard BMW accessory socket on your bike. (BMW Socket (#108) is available separately and requires additional wiring to connect to the motorcycle battery).
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Customer Reviews (2)
- BMW plug = Triumph acc plugReview by Paul
- For Triumph (2007 Tiger 1050 for me) the BMW plug fits the Triumph factory accessory plug (Posted on 2/14/10)
- Couldn't believe I'd feel...Review by Don Hamblin
Couldn't believe I'd feel like making a comment about a cord! But it does work - and then the "lighted" switch makes it something worthwhile. Other vests cause you to either wonder if they're turned on (until you get colder or not), but you know at a glance. Like my first powered windshiled, I didn't know what I was missing until I found the better way.
(Posted on 9/25/08)
Simplifying Comfort (...a Better Power-cord)
We have been making this pretty neat coil cord power control for twenty years. I remember designing it to be an illuminated hi-low inline switch of such small dimension that it would not be a 'lump' in the middle of a compact coily power cord. We went round-and-round trying to find a switch which would allow a better functioning and packaging design. Something tactually, visually, and ergonomically lighter and cleaner.
And there still isn't anything as good in terms of simplicity and overall handy-ness. I wanted this cord switch to be so easy to use one could forgo a thermostat. They always seemed useless over-complexity...even the newer nice digital ones everyone uses now (just yesterday all were stupid power-hungry inefficient resistance rheostats). I'd used one several times but wanted something thoughtlessly simple, super-compact and field-reparable if ever needed. (This last consideration turned out irrelevant.)
It's just too easy to be riding along and without looking down move my left hand downward from the grip momentarily to find the cord lying across my left thigh and then by touch alone (finger or thumb) push or release the illuminated in-out button…then move my hand back to the left grip.
It's only one second, done without thinking, and there's no fumbling around. I can feel at a touch if the button is in high or low position to maintain temperature at a nice level all day long, with neither thought or effort. Just click-on and click-off as needed for comfort, and if there's ever question about power status a quick glance down shows the red pilot light glowing on or off through the button's cap. Even in daylight.
So today if I were for some reason forced to use some non-Aerostich electric garment, I'd still want this simple, intuitive and reliable coil cord and switch.