Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE


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Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby nitefuzz » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:49 am



Am looking for a How-To article for adding a power port to my left fairing pocket (soft top pocket), I kind of have an idea how to do this but am interested in anyone elses idea or how they did this. My Wing is a 1998 SE. I have a battery Tender Jr. installed and would like to get back to the right side by the battery to use this plug in so don't have to hook anymore cable/wires to the battery. Anyone out there that wants to share how they installed their power ports. Thanks.



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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby Happytrails » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:18 pm

There is an auxiliary accessory terminal at the fuse box. The PO of my Wing had already installed a port to my right storage compartment. I think he had a gps connected to it.
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby FUGLY » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:11 am

i fitted a power port ..i bought a water proof one of e-bay ...its wired direct into battery.with a 10 amp fuse ..as it will only be used with the bike running and is out of the way of prying fingers ...easy to install ..ran 2 cables direct from battery..under radio..and along the left side pannel above the reverse lever ... then..just used 2 self tapping screws with metal back plates to attach to inside of the LHS pocket ..it is mounted about half way on the far left wall of the pocket and has its own connectors for easy removal of pocket ...as its waterproof .its in an ideal spot and you can run any cables for your accessories under the leather cover ..i use mine to keep my phone/mp3 player topped up ...

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby OU812 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:15 pm

I use a marine type wired to battery with a fuse.
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby cal3san » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:23 pm

I installed 2 in my 1996 1500A after PO owner had a switched PP installed above the right pocket. This I use to power my GPS.

I installed one in the left pocket to run my Hero camera while the other, tapped directly to the battery (with an in-line fuse) is in the upper trunk for charging tablets, phones, curling irons while on the move.
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby Aussie_Rider » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:35 am

I currently have installed 3 to my '88 and I am about to add another.

I have 1 in each front pocket. Both are wired independently to the 5 amp +/- ACC terminals at the very top of the fuse box.

I have another that is just to the right side of my right front speaker that is directly wired to my battery on the positive and negative terminal with an in line fuse on the positive that can be used when the key is in the off position.

I am about to hook up another one that will not be mounted and able to float on some excess wire in the top box hooked up the ACC +/-.

In all cases I used 2 pair wire that is protected by insulation.

I bought all the sockets from ebay and they cost me a dollar or two each from China. I got the wire from Jaycar in Australia. Similar to Tandy in the states.
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby Maddogg » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:20 am

I have 2 in my left pocket and a waterproof cigarette lighter in the right pocket. I ran them all back to the battery direct with a 15 amp inline fuse. I used the 15 amp fuse because of the power that the lighter uses.

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby nitefuzz » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:21 am

Thanks all, that gives me some ideas on what I need to do.

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:04 pm

I bought an Electrical Connection Power Plate and wired my in pocket plugs to it.

This is a great product. I wouldn't be without one.

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby liquineer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:56 am

I just got one like that from Cyclemax as well- going to wire in my light parade lights through that during winter early spring.
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:07 am

I put one on as well, it was a great addition. I wrote about it here: Electrical Connection Power Plate

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby photomoto43 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:11 pm

In running the wire from the Accessory Posts, what all will I need to remove in order to put the port in the LH fairing pocket?

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:02 am

photomoto43 wrote:In running the wire from the Accessory Posts, what all will I need to remove in order to put the port in the LH fairing pocket?


Well the left side covers, and the seat. You might get away with threading it up to the fairing without removing the top shelter or front inner side panels. You'll obviously also have to remove the fairing pocket to pull the wire up into there as well.

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby photomoto43 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:58 pm

Thanks for your reply. I have removed everything but the top shelter. Is there info online on how to do that?

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:40 pm

photomoto43 wrote:Thanks for your reply. I have removed everything but the top shelter. Is there info online on how to do that?


If you have a look here:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11036

You'll see it starting at step 18 and going through step 36.

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby NVSB4 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:32 pm

Trust me, you are better off spending 5 minutes to remove the top shelter than spending an hour trying to fish wires through.
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby Johnf1059 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:34 pm

Hi guys, I am getting ready to put a power port in my left side pocket with the snaps also. I've already ran the wire. I removed the two lower covers and the seat and took a clothes hanger straightened out with a small loop in the end and taped so I wouldn't damage any wires. And snaked it up through to the hole where the side pocket was removed. I ran a 16 gage insulated wire. I'm installing a power port with a 12 volt outlet and 2 USB ports. Should I use a 10amp inline fuse? Or would the 16gage wire melt before a 10 amp fuse will blow? Thanks
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:36 am

A 10 amp fuse is safe for 16 gauge wire. Make sure the fuse is as close to the source of power (i.e. battery) as possible.

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby Johnf1059 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:28 am

Thanks wingadmin! Got it all hocked up, haven't used it yet and didn't have a 10 amp fuse so I put a 7.5 amp in. If it blows the fuse I'll get a 10 amp and if it blows that one i'll look for something wrong!!! I did hook it straight to the battery With a fuse about 3 inches from the battery. so hoping it doesn't drain the battery if it sits for several days without being on the battery tender. Thanks again for the info!!!
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:10 pm

I installed a power port on the forward wall of my trunk for charging the tablet, cell phones, camera, ect. The one I used I found at Walmart in the automotive section and it has one ciggy lighter socket, and two USB ports that can all three be used at once if needed.

I plan to add / replace the ciggy lighter plug that a PO installed on the dash, just to the right and below the right hand speaker, and maybe add one in the right hand, lockable, pocket too.

I will post a picture of the trunk one when I get home.
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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby Jeff M » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:31 am

I agree with the others about the Electrical Connections power plate. It makes electrical hookups a snap.

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:56 am

Jeff M wrote:I agree with the others about the Electrical Connections power plate. It makes electrical hookups a snap.

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Re: Help, with installing power port, 1998 SE

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:49 pm

Sorry all, I forgot to get those pics I promised to get, so here they are :
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Close up of trunk power point
Close up of trunk power point
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Trunk set up
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Dash ciggy lighter


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