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Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby The Rev » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:09 pm



Received my power outlet from Cyclemax - found it really easy to fit by just drilling a hole in the fairing pocket where X marks the spot, pushed the socket into place and plugged into the wiring loom. I just wonder why Honda don't fit this when the bike is new.



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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby minnleeboy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:46 am

What do you mean when you say the wiring loom? Please explain. Thanks

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby The Rev » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:04 pm

The "wiring loom" is the bikes electrical wiring and Honda provide a 12 volt socket just behind the left faring pocket that the cyclemax 12 volt socket simply plugs directly into no cutting or joint making required - hope that helps

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby docgood » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:30 am

Is this "12 Volt socket just behind the left fairing pocket' in a similiar position on the 2009. Is there some pictures available. Interesting and thanks.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby thrasherg » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:41 am

The Rev wrote:Received my power outlet from Cyclemax - found it really easy to fit by just drilling a hole in the fairing pocket where X marks the spot, pushed the socket into place and plugged into the wiring loom. I just wonder why Honda don't fit this when the bike is new.


To save money, no other reason. I fitted one myself, as you say, it's dead easy to drill the hole as Honda already marked the center point and the wiring is already there so you just plug it in, no cutting the wiring loom to make a connection!! Very handy for charging phone, ipod, etc.. I have no idea if it's the same on a 2009, mine is a 2003. I suspect the 2009 is the same (as in the hole center is marked), but I believe the position moved inside the glove box for 2006 and later models, but it's still marked and the wiring is still there, so you just plug it in.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby flaxman » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:04 pm

NOW... put in a USB outlet beside the plug, and you'll be ready for anything.
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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby wingfart » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:26 pm

Just remember that hooking up your power outlet to the Honda wiring harness means that you are drawing your power thru the Aux fuse and that limits you to about 5 amps. Don't try lighting your cigar or pumping up your tire using that outlet.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby Steve F » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:19 pm

thrasherg wrote:
The Rev wrote:Received my power outlet from Cyclemax - found it really easy to fit by just drilling a hole in the fairing pocket where X marks the spot, pushed the socket into place and plugged into the wiring loom. I just wonder why Honda don't fit this when the bike is new.


To save money, no other reason. I fitted one myself, as you say, it's dead easy to drill the hole as Honda already marked the center point and the wiring is already there so you just plug it in, no cutting the wiring loom to make a connection!! Very handy for charging phone, ipod, etc.. I have no idea if it's the same on a 2009, mine is a 2003. I suspect the 2009 is the same (as in the hole center is marked), but I believe the position moved inside the glove box for 2006 and later models, but it's still marked and the wiring is still there, so you just plug it in.

Gary

Hi Gary,
Just wondering if you got the outlet from a bike shop, Honda, Radio Shack....., and was there a special plug attached to the outlet that plugs in to the wire loom. Got any pics?
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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby thrasherg » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:08 pm

Hi Steve, yes I bought it from a shop and it came with a plug on the end of the wires that plugged into the Honda wiring loom. I will try to find the name of the shop. As mentioned, its limited to 5 amps so it will not run an air compressor or a cigarette lighter, but for phones, ipods, etc it's great.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby docgood » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:22 am

Probably a bit late now. My 2009 has a lead in the 'glove box' with a male plug. It is just one of those single plugs with a couple of rubber rings that plug into most things except phones, which to me is not a problem. I was looking for an outlet to run a fluro light to the camper,just in case of a late arrival set-up.
Might be better to go for a seperate larger battery set-up in the little camper and go direct. Any ideas please.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby themainviking » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:05 pm

That little lead in the glove box is for something like an ipod. It will then play when you press your auxilary button on your stereo. It is not a power point. To put a power point in there, you need to buy one, pop out the glove box, and install the power point (like a cigarette lighter) where the instructions say to, and plug it into your wiring with the premade plug. But you are correct about using a trailer inside light for any length of time. You would probably drop the bike battery levels to the point that you might not be able to start the bike.
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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby docgood » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:57 pm

Thank you my Viking friend and to the others as well. I though that it was something like that, just a plug-in power lead for one of the modern new generation toys. I must catch up with the grand kids and find out what is an ipod,mpe, and I think there are lots of other things. I know they are out there but I have just let them go by. I have now got that 6 stacker under control which is marvelous.
Oh yep, we do have electricity here in Australia, and running water in places too but I guess that there are a few old fellas like me all over the place that just want to let things slide along, gentle like. Wonderful talking to you blokes.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby themainviking » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:33 am

docgood wrote:Thank you my Viking friend and to the others as well. I though that it was something like that, just a plug-in power lead for one of the modern new generation toys.


Sorry docgood, I guess I was not clear enough. It is not a power lead at all. It is an input lead from one of the electronic toys "into" the bike stereo auxilary input. It is for audio signal to go to the stereo, so it can be played through the bikes speakers or headsets. Hope this is more clear.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby docgood » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:40 pm

Thanks Viking, now I have it. That lead is merely to an extension speaker system. The toy will require its own power supply. Thanks mate.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby snackpak » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:45 am

Left pocket, I even bought from WW a 2 in 1 socket so If Im low on juice I can charge 2 devices at same time. (mp3 and phone,or Gps) Also the battery has the lead for the battery charger that I got a additional socket to use for air pump or to charge anything else while riding.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby snackpak » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:45 pm

Amp + Amp = 5 amps, Well I don't know how many amps it equals to maybe 5 or less. But I have charged up my phone and mp3 player on a 2 into 1 socket from the left pocket. Nothing blown yet. But would never try air pump or anything higher.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:38 am

Little plug-in chargers for cell phones, MP3 players and so on put out at the very most 1 amp at 5 volts (less as the battery gets full), which is 5 watts.

5 watts at 12 volts is about 0.4 amps, so even running two chargers at once, you're still drawing 0.8 amps max through your power outlet. Being that the power outlets are typically fused for 10 amps or more, you're well within the safe range. You would have to plug in 25 phone chargers at once in order to draw 10 amps.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby snackpak » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:06 am

Thank you Wing Admin, Its nice to know that Im well under the max of the pocket outlet.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby wehrd1 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Does anyone know the part # of the power outlet that plugs into the wiring loom? is it a honda part # or one I can buy elsewhere?

My new-to-me 2003 1800 doesn't have one in the left glove box, like my husband's 2010 does.

ALSO: Is it hard, and what does it take to put in the male plug wired in, so I can plug it into my mp3 player earbud plug, so the music plays thru the speakers when i set it to aux on the deck?

Thanks for all info.

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Re: Power Outlet 2001 1800 GL

Postby themainviking » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:12 am

wehrd1 wrote:Does anyone know the part # of the power outlet that plugs into the wiring loom? is it a honda part # or one I can buy elsewhere?

My new-to-me 2003 1800 doesn't have one in the left glove box, like my husband's 2010 does.

ALSO: Is it hard, and what does it take to put in the male plug wired in, so I can plug it into my mp3 player earbud plug, so the music plays thru the speakers when i set it to aux on the deck?

Thanks for all info.


I do not know the part number, but both Honda and aftermarket like Cyclemax can provide these power outlets. It is also possible to get one that is not shaped like a cigarette lighter plug, but in USB format to charge cellphones, gps etc. Probably Cyclemax has this one also, but I think it is made by BikeMP3.

It should not be hard to get the male plug, as there should be one there already, although I do not know if the 2003 had them yet, so I could be incorrect. You may need to remove your left glove box pocket and search around inside there to find it, but if there is a hole in the glove box, there should be a plug hidden in the recess.


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