It's not the 110..it's the wattage, min. for warmers is something like 1100 watts...and I doubt that 40.00 inverter will supply that much...there was a thread about this very subject on another site....have a look. http://www.gixxer.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1636391&an=0&page=0#1636391Mr.TrevorClever said:
Hammer, so a $40 inverter from walmart that puts out 110 amps can not supply enough power for tirewarmers that require 110 amps or volts, whatever. Please elaborate.
O.K....you didn't say that you were using the "low wattage " Tyrsox... Most of the Chickenhawks, and other upper end warmers require more out put, around 100 to 1600 watts...so, you may be o.k...?Mr.TrevorClever said:sorry to take over you thread Twixt
I found Tyrsox require 700watts per set. There are plenty of inverters I have found in the 800 to 1000watt range. The problem I think I might have is that they are no-name brands at Pepboys. One is a Vecktor 800 watt for $60 the other is a Vecktor 1000watt for $100. Im unsure if getting these no-name brands is like getting a no-name 3000watt car amplifier that really only puts out 200 watts.
I think I would use a UHaul truck to get my bike to the track. Could I simply plug into the lighter with the truck off, or would I need to let it idle for the 40min it takes to heat the tires?
What about this picture of a Coleman 2000watt on Ebay that sold for $250? Judging by the size of the wires, does it need to hook to the battery instead of thru the lighter??
207's..?? Dude, get with the "current" times...nobody uses 207's anymore, plus they are old tires, that might be your problem.Mr.TrevorClever said:thanks for the info. I haven't got any tirewarmers. Im only trying to find the best approach or cheapest approach. I suppose you are right about a soft tire on a hot track would supply enough heat. I only have experience at Portland International Raceway on Dunlop D207Gp's. Of course the NW is a cool climate and track would be also. The problem other riders w/o tirewarmers as well as I had was there are 9 right hand turns and 2 left hand turns. It seemed everyone always went down in turn 3 a left hander, because that side of the tire never got to temp. Does that sound possible?
There is a trackday at Firebird on August 7th. It'll probably be 115 degrees that day, so the track will be hot. I can't seem to locate a cheap set skins, so I will take it easy at the track, and I will only have Michelin Pilotpower street tires. They came on the bike new, but aren't they also a medium-hard compound? Would two warmup laps be enough to trust the tires?