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Re: Five Most Useful Accessories For Your New C14?
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2013, 01:00:48 am »
I use my girbing heated gear port but I took out the fuses. That way I don't have a pigtail for my charger. Cleans it up a bit.  I hate messy.
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Re: Five Most Useful Accessories For Your New C14?
« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2013, 10:49:46 am »
My Airman runs fine out of the front 12v port. Or out of one of my heat controlled port, when they are set to full on.

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Re: Five Most Useful Accessories For Your New C14?
« Reply #52 on: August 17, 2013, 01:33:35 pm »
Not really that complicated.

You need an electrical port to feed the air compressor. I am saying that you should not use the cigarette lighter plug to do this.

You need an electrical harness (called a 'whip') that goes from the battery to somewhere on the outside of the bike where you can reach it. It can be anything capable of carrying 15 amps or more (an aux. fuse block, a battery tender connection, a heater gear connection, or a 'home made' harness of some type). You then need something on the end of that harness that will mate (easy boys!) with a connector on the air compressor harness (that comes with the air compressor). That's it- the whole thing.

The two common harnesses used on bikes for this purpose are 1) battery tender connections and 2) heated gear connections because they are already there on a lot of bikes. Besides, why not have one harness do several jobs so you do not have to have several harnesses hanging off the bike?

I use a Gerbing heated clothes harness to power up my Slime compressor. The Gerbing wiring was already on the bike and already large enough in wire gauge and fused for 15 amps so it was large enough for the compressor. The connector on the end of the heated clothing harness is a coaxial power plug (a specific type of connector). There were a couple of ends on the Slime wiring harness but none were coaxial DC power connections so I got one of those and spliced it into the Slime cable. Now I can plug the Slime compressor into the heated gear harness and power it up to fill tires. Some people do the same thing with a battery tender harness (make sure it has a 15 amp fuse in the harness before trying this) and plug the Slime pump into that.

Basically what we are talking about here is the equivalent of plugging in the household vacuum into an extension cord to vacuum the house. The difference is that instead of plugging the other end of the extension cord into the wall, you have to wire it to the battery. Then you have an extension cord hanging on the side of the bike that you can plug your air compressor into when you need it.

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So I should instead use my Gerbings heated gear ports??  ???

Damn this is confusing... 
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Re: Five Most Useful Accessories For Your New C14?
« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2013, 01:53:12 pm »
1 Adaptive TPX Laser/Radar Detector....not a ride goes buy it does not pay for itself. I won't go without my TPX or my Valentine 1

2 Reflective Tail Brites I feel a lot better being seen by motorists behind me

3 Slime Air COmpressor. Digital setting. dial in 42 PSI, hit the green button and it shuts off when it reaches desired pressure. http://www.amazon.com/Slime-40022-12-Volt-Digital-Inflator/dp/B002ZBWKAU . Have filled and topped off many times with no fuse problems thus far.

4 Backrest and Cardo Scala g9 to keep the SO  happy, on the bike and well informed.

5 cramp buster.....I can not ride a bike without it anymore. Makes application of throttle incremental and well controlled.

So many other things ....grip puppies, rear helmet locks, X grip for phone, CB windsheild, GoPro to consider but those 5 above make life on the bike a lot better.

EDIt. AFTER READING THIS i WILL BE CONVERTING TO THE BATTERY TENDER WITH A FUSE. I filled a flat with this successfully after plugging but I do nto want to take the chance of blowing a fuse out on the road. When I do the Fuzeblock and have it a part i will follow the leader up there and change it over.

 
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Re: Five Most Useful Accessories For Your New C14?
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2013, 06:19:31 am »
Pin the bags, throttlemeister, front/rear axle sliders, , HID'S, backoff tail flasher, tank protectors, wheel and body pin striping, helmet locks, and Dunlop Roadsmarts, and just today, a K+ N air filter
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Re: Five Most Useful Accessories For Your New C14?
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2013, 03:07:44 pm »
OK, got to the bottom of this one: John never ordered anything. And I shipped exactly nothing the next day :-) So we are all caught up, no mistakes made and life is good.

Brian

Did you buy them? I will check my records but I honestly don't remember you making the purchase. ?????  If I owe you something please let me know and I will get it out immediately, and I profusely apologize if I missed your order. ????

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I would, if BDF would ever provide them to me as promised.  :rotflmao:
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