12v accessory outlet.


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12v accessory outlet.

Postby brettchallenger » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:26 am



I know lots of you folks have these, but has anyone got a step by step guide to fitting a 12v accessory outlet to a gl1500. It would be good to learn from those who have already undertaken this, and it would hopefully prevent me making mistakes. Thanks for help.


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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby artgrantz » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:23 am

It's not a difficult task. I ran mine into the left fairing storage pocket. I didn't mount it there, just laid it in and already had a hole to install the wires due to a prior installation of something by the PO. Ran the wires to the accessory terminal on the fuse block. Choose wire size and fuse rating depending on what you plan to power with it.

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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby rescue1042 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:47 am

YEs I also have my 12 v mounted in the left storage compartment its mounted on the side closest to the windshield it still makes it easy to remove the tray if need be
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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby erikwillke » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:22 am

Do either of you have any pictures? Thank you.
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Postby rescue1042 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:28 am

I will post one tonight when I get home for you :)
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Postby artgrantz » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:34 am

erikwillke wrote:Do either of you have any pictures? Thank you.

No pics, sorry. I sold the bike over a year ago.

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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby rescue1042 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:29 pm

HERE is a pic of my bike and its location
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Postby erikwillke » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:59 pm

That looks nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:01 am

Is that a 12v ciggy plug type plug or a USB plug ? Looks good either way, nice clean install.
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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby rescue1042 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:04 am

That's a cig one and use one of those little cig adaptor for USB that plugs in to it. Works good
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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby robb » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:56 am

Purchased a 2 outlet kit on ebay for $8 shipped. Used Velcro strip to fasten inside left pocket, had enough to mount key for fuel door.


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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby brettchallenger » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:10 am

Thank you everyone for your contributions. Much appreciated.
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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby GBKid » Sun May 15, 2016 8:34 pm

I just read this topic and I also installed two 12 volt accessory outlets on my 1989 gl1500 last summer, one in both the left and right faring pockets. Yes, there is enough room to install one in the right fairing pocket if you buy the right size. The short overall length of the brand I purchased allowed the right faring pocket to accommodate it. It's a tight squeeze, but it fit only in the spot I installed it due to the placement of parts underneath the faring pocket. I used a 1-1/8 in. hole saw for the brand of accessory outlets I purchased and it was a perfect fit. I purchased my 12 volt accessory outlets on Amazon:

Waterproof 12V 5V Power Outlet 1A 2.1A Dual 2 USB Port Charger Cigarette Lighter Socket Splitter For Honda Chevy Dodge Ford Boat Marine Carvans
Sold and shipped by Astra Depot

I had to purchase additional wire and heat shrink splice connectors and I ran the wires underneath the tupperware and connected them directly to the battery.
I connected my iPod in the left side and the faring pocket cover makes an excellent holder for the iPod. I used a cassette audio jack converter to play through the radio and the sound is excellent.
I connected my GPS to the right side. The nice thing about connecting directly to the battery is it is constant power and it comes in handy when I need to charge my phone. I just lock it in the right faring pocket while charging when I am away from the bike.

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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun May 22, 2016 5:06 pm

I also have two power ports in my left fairing pocket. Bought them at autozone.
I drilled a small hole in the right side of the pocket to run my wires through. The ground wire I ran to a bolt in the frame under the seat.
My hot wire is wired to an in-line fuse holder and then directly to the battery. I did it this way so I would have constant power to my cell phone charger and GPS unit.
Also its on it's own circuit and if anything happens, it will not interfere with the function of other things on the bike.
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Re: 12v accessory outlet.

Postby FM-USA » Sun May 22, 2016 8:54 pm

I picked up 3 of these and placed loose in the left front pocket, passenger right pocket and trunk.
Hard wired to the battery with one fuse for all 3. They are each fused in the plug.
Since they will be moved a lot I used wire covers on that lead, don't need shorts in hidden places.
If I'm not using them for extended time, I put some "linted tape" over the face to keep out dust.


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They now have different configurations.
2 accessory holes (like the pix) 3 and 4 holes to suit your needs.


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