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12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:30:59 pm »
Hey guys, I did not have time to take a lot of pictures, but the install was straight forward.  I made a pig tail or wires to allow easy removal then unplug if needed.

Using the 2 hot wires from the factory (yellow & black is negative, if you wondered), I got this installed.



I wanted it there so I could lock my phone in to charge if needed.  Since these leads are not switched, I did not want access to the open while I was away from the bike.

I love these plugs from Amazon.  Easy install, good tight nuts to hold in place, and easy install.
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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 07:05:34 pm »
I did something similar. I used 3M molding tape (a very strong double sided tape) to hold a 12V jack on the hump inside the glove box and ran the wires through an enlarged weep hole.
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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 01:17:56 am »
That looks like a great install.  If you don't mind, please post a link to the adaptor.  Thanks
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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 03:23:48 am »
This is the one I bought, but mine did not come with the square plate. Using my hole drill bit, it worked perfect.

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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 12:12:51 pm »
Nice and clean looking.
I just added 2 Powerlet units to my left compartment, mounted on the opposite side.
One was wired to the bike hot as you did for my phone and the other was wired through a seperate switched circuit to use for my GPS.
While I was in there I also added a voltmeter to the panel above the left pocket and the Murph's sidelights.
Get it all done at once while it is apart.

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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 01:52:05 pm »
Nice and clean looking.
I just added 2 Powerlet units to my left compartment, mounted on the opposite side.
One was wired to the bike hot as you did for my phone and the other was wired through a seperate switched circuit to use for my GPS.
While I was in there I also added a voltmeter to the panel above the left pocket and the Murph's sidelights.
Get it all done at once while it is apart.
The volt meter is intriguing and the side lights are on my to do list for sure.
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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 02:41:41 pm »
I am going to have to start taking pictures.
The next thing will be to learn how to post those pictures.

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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 01:42:47 pm »
I can't help you with taking the pictures, Piston.  But there are directions for how to post them here:

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,14832.0.html

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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 02:02:01 am »
I put my plug in the same location as Brian's for the same reasons. I used the Tusk socket from Rocky Mt. ATV http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/49/84/339/1146/-/29286/Tusk-12-Volt-Power-Socket

It is very good quality, and has an inline fuse. I ground the two round connectors down a little on each side and they slid right into the accessory connection.

I ditched the handlebar holder that comes with it and made nice round hole in the back of the storage pocket using a 7/8" deep well socket heated with my propane torch. Went right through the ABS and the hole was clean and the perfect size.
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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 03:57:57 pm »
Going to get this job done.  A question comes to mind about if the hot leads are already fused.  If not, how many amp fuse should I go with.   Looking to run gps / maybe charge phone.

Edited:
Never mind. Looks like Willb's suggestion has a fused run already with it.  Looks like a nice setup.
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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 10:41:44 am »
I cut off the fused hot lead and rewired back to the auxiliary fuse block with a 3A fuse.
That should be more than enough for either a phone or gps, and they are not on when the bike is off.

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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 01:51:42 am »
Nice and clean looking.
I just added 2 Powerlet units to my left compartment, mounted on the opposite side.
One was wired to the bike hot as you did for my phone and the other was wired through a seperate switched circuit to use for my GPS.
While I was in there I also added a voltmeter to the panel above the left pocket and the Murph's sidelights.
Get it all done at once while it is apart.

I like the voltmeter idea. Any pics?
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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 09:58:02 am »
I like the voltmeter idea. Any pics?

Here's my favorite - from Kuryakin.  Comes in black or chrome.  LEDs bright enough that I can see them in the blazing Florida sun - and they dim at night.

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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 12:49:28 pm »
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I will take a photo this weekend or sooner and probably email direct as I am not very proficient when it comes to computors.
It was $10 from china, red led.
See ebay item #270960934162, there are many similiar types.
It is a little difficult to read in direct light but works great and blends right in.
Wired one lead to the running light and the other to the spare (aux) connections on the left side behind pocket.
Placed on the left side similiar idea to how the clock is on the right.

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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2012, 04:37:58 pm »
Just added my outlet to the bottom of the instrument cluster, has a nice rubber cap to keep it out of the weather ($7.99 at my local parts store). Fits perfectly, there is nothing behind it.  You can also see the 2 plugs on the flat spot on the left fairing where the previous owner had a GPS mounted. Worked out perfect.!
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Re: 12V Power Outlet in Front Left faring pocket - 2003
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2012, 07:28:22 pm »
I like these volt meters  for a couple of bucks delivered.

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