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Offline JTX

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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2017, 10:06:01 pm »
Who said they made a scene? Was perfectly reasonable. Apparently you've never been blinded.


We aren't going to agree on this.


It is what it is. :beerchug:




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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2017, 10:12:02 pm »
That was fun  :beerchug:
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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2017, 11:09:18 am »
That was fun  :beerchug:

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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2017, 01:42:08 pm »
JTX and Bowtie

Thanks for your tech pic's and input. I appreciate the info..

I discovered the tail section accessory leads. They are "switched as well".
So I've installed plugs at the front left fairing and the rear tail should I need 12v.

I don't know why the pics are rotated 90deg out!!!???
Just a note....use the unswitched Tender lead (SAE) also if a 12V pump is needed.  Use a 15 amp fuse in it.
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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2017, 04:07:19 am »
I try to ride with as few problems as possible.  Just makes since that you get treated with more respect when you show others the respect they deserve.  Car vs. Motorcycle seems like a loosing situation for the motorcycle to me.  I get on my bike to relieve stress, not deal with more.  Not to mention I have seen Police stop cars with off road lights and threaten to tow them.

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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2017, 10:59:22 pm »
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This is my 2nd ZG. I had a 2008 ZG1400 that came with a dedicated 12v, unswitched lead tucked inside the right lower fairing.
It was perfect for plugging in a "Battery Tender".

My 2016 no longer has this lead. It has the standard 12v cig lighter socket and 2 12v accessory leads, one under the left fairing cowl cover and one under the seat latch if you remove the seat.
The leads on the left fairing are switched as is the 12v socket. These don't work for the "Battery Tender because they are "switched".

I have not found the 12v leads underneath the seat latch so I wired leads/plug directly from the battery. This lead set comes with a Deltran Battery Tender but I have to pack-it-in to that tight battery compartment. Unfortunately the plug is not easily accessible unless I leave the plug hanging down from the top plastic cover of the battery compartment. I'm good with that because I'm not splicing into anything.

Does anyone know if the rear seat latch set in unswitched?
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Does anyone have a cool idea regarding a battery tender?

Here's my cool idea using the battery tender lead.  Your battery tender is fused at 7.5 amps, and the fuse is not directional.  Order one of these from Amazon that converts one SAE lead into four: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003L643KS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Then, plug that into your battery tender lead for the bike.  Take one of the four outgoing out the side, and it's your battery tender connection.  Use the remaining three leads to create more power outlets.  I got a long SAE cord extension and cut it in half to make two leads.  I ran one to the left side of the dash, one to the center of the dash, and one to the rear of my bike and installed Powerlet 12V outlets.
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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2017, 06:19:28 pm »
I ran a long SAE cable from my fuse block to the front of the bike. Then added this SAE luggage connector to my tankbag for powering the phone, radar detector and also charging the GoPro when not in use. I would like to use the dash panel powered outlet, but my plugs always vibrate loose.


For battery tender, I just unplug from the tankbag and plug the battery tender in there.
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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2017, 02:42:50 pm »
My previous C14 had Deltran connected directly to battery and then the lead ran up behind plastic so it sat underneath fairing resting on the air intake pipe.  My new C14 did not have it.  So I figured if previous owner could do it so could I.  Spent about 20 min fiddling but its doable. Now I have connection for Battery Tender where its easy to access and not hanging out.  I'm going look this weekend to see if I can add a cable tie or something to keep it a bit more secure.  Happy to post pictures if anyone interested.
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Re: 12v Accessory Connectors
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2017, 05:25:35 pm »
I ran a long SAE cable from my fuse block to the front of the bike. Then added this SAE luggage connector to my tankbag for powering the phone, radar detector and also charging the GoPro when not in use. I would like to use the dash panel powered outlet, but my plugs always vibrate loose.


For battery tender, I just unplug from the tankbag and plug the battery tender in there.

I place a tooth pick in when sliding the power port into the bike dash. It holds the chord in and works perfectly