12V auxiliary outlet

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12V auxiliary outlet

Post by Mooseman » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:46 pm

Where have you mounted or placed a 12V auxiliary outlet? I mounted it in the trunk on my GL1200. Used mostly for my phone. Wonder whether to mount in trunk or left pocket on GL1500? Just wondering what others have done here. Great ideas come from the folks here... :o

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Re: 12V auxiliary outlet

Post by Aussie_Rider » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:53 am

I have 4 on mine.

1 in the top box that is wired directly to my battery with an inline fuse for charging my phone or to run my A/C inverter that charges my laptop.

1 near my right front speaker where the newer models have the foot vent heater control that I don't have on my '88. It is wired directly to my battery with an inline fuse and I use it to run my DashCam and sometimes to charge my battery with a trickle charger when the bike is not being used regulary.

1 in the front left pocket wired to Accessories in the fuse block I use for my MP3 FM transmitter that I use to play MP3's through the bikes FM radio.

1 in the front right pocket wired to Accessories in the fuse block that I use to run my GPS.

Can't live without my 12v sockets.

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Re: 12V auxiliary outlet

Post by minimac » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:32 am

Mine is mounted on the CB block off panel just below the left side pocket. Into that, I run an adapter from Wallyworld that have two plug ins and a USB port. That is tucked under the straps on the pocket cover and doesn't move around at all. I can run my GPS, my XM Roady, and charge my phone all at the same time.The excess wire gets tucked into the pocket and all are easily removed and stored in the trunk when they need to be locked up.

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Re: 12V auxiliary outlet

Post by hugger-4641 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:00 am

Mine is located above the right pocket, just to the right of the vent. It's a tight fit, but works great and you can get to it by removing the right pocket.

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Re: 12V auxiliary outlet

Post by gordonv » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:15 pm

I have a cig plug in my trunk, from the PO.

I mounted a USB in the left front pocket, where I can charge my cell, or plug my GPS in while ridding.

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Re: 12V auxiliary outlet

Post by Tol99 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:37 am

I put a Dual USB from Cyclemax in the left pocket. This works great for charging phones and other small electronics and keeps them safe but easy to access when you stop. Remember to install connectors on the wiring and leave enough slack so you can easily remove the pocket if you need to. Good luck.

USB in left Faring pocket
USB in left Faring pocket

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Re: 12V auxiliary outlet

Post by Uncle Fester » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:35 pm

I like these ideas for placement of plugs. My bike has a ciggy lighter mounted next to the right side dash vent, much like Hugger-4641 posted, I also plan on a plug deal I found on Amazon in the trunk, mounted in the hump on the lid,
http://www.amazon.com/Multi-Use-Vehicle ... B000PB8CQI
and this one in the left pocket,
http://www.motorcycleaudioonline.com/pr ... 175-0.html
and a ciggy lighter in the right pocket.

That should give me all the needed power ports I would ever need, and then some ! :D

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