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post #1 of 12 Old 07-26-2019, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Lighter plug

How do i remove this plug?
I wanna change it for a usb
And by the way its a new bike for me so be gentle whit the comments plz
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-26-2019, 02:41 PM
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I would just buy a 12v socket USB charger. That's what I use on my '18 1000xt. Here's my favourite:

https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-PowerDri...gateway&sr=8-1

I have one in every car and bike.
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-26-2019, 02:46 PM
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How do i remove this plug?
I wanna change it for a usb
And by the way its a new bike for me so be gentle whit the comments plz
Welcome. That power port is perfectly located but a constant pain point for most. Cords vibrate out, as you may already know. Some folks simply buy a dual USB plug and add a drop of glue.
Those USB plugs come in various power through puts ... heads up.

But if you want to remove and replace you will find Utube videos on how to pull off that dash panel. Some of the search terms can be for replacing head light bulbs, etc. Two screws and two "push pins".

You might as well set aside some time to get comfy with doing that.

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post #4 of 12 Old 07-26-2019, 05:05 PM
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As NV said there is 2 button head bolts on the lower corners of the dash face and 2 push pins on the top.

The face is held in place by a plastic protrusion that pushes through a rubber grommet so you need to pull on the dash to pop the protrusion out of the grommet.

The power socket is joined into the bikes power system with a 2 pin plug, to fit your new socket you will need to cut and join wires, find a copy of the plug or make your own.

On the back of the socket there a large nut that can be removed with multigrips pliers.

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For those with an 2018, note that there are 4 push pins. The bottom 2 require removing the 2 painted side panels for access.
Also I added a bar mounted socket. Wired full time hot so my phone can be charged with the ignition off and my GPS doesn't shut off at every stop I make either.

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post #6 of 12 Old 07-26-2019, 10:36 PM
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Yes I never use my power socket so I changed it for a volt meter so I can watch for any deterioration in the performance of my battery.

I also have power to my GPS 24/7 but I have my phone/headset charger in my top box so I can plug in, lock the box and walk away.

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post #7 of 12 Old 07-28-2019, 02:48 PM
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I installed the common Blue Sea USB port on my 1k a few weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to use it besides making sure it works. It's a simple job.

Rolex, you say you installed a volt meter in place of the power socket, which seems a bit redundant with a volt meter on the dash, no?
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-28-2019, 10:09 PM
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No ?

With the volt meter on the dash you can't study the readings before and while your starting the bike.

By doing that I know my battery and how it is performing, I can see changes and will know when replacement time is nearing.

I can have other things displayed on my dash other than the voltage.

On my bike the Suzuki reading is 0.4v low due to voltage loss across the system by using the horn for the meter power I only loose 0.2v

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-31-2019, 10:04 AM
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I ordered this .

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll put up some pictures after install.

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