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post #1 of 5 Old 05-06-2014, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Panel/shelf for electrical components

Noob here, just got my bike last Thursday with one mile on it, took it in today for the 600 mile inspection . Needless to say I have been riding a good bit the last few days.

I have ordered a fork brace, put an alarm on it (I did read the thread about how ugly bikes do not get stollen, but I live on a lake and a lot of kids are around here reeking havoc, so hopefully the alarm will be a deterrent from vandals or someone looking to steal gear from the bike itself), got a tank bag on the way (Kappa RA309), and throttle lock. I feel like those were the essentials to go ahead and get.

My next priority is to get some electrical ports, maybe a USB port, volt meter, etc. I have many gadgets that need power, so this is big for me.

What is the best way to go about this project? What parts/techniques will help me achieve what I want to achieve.

I have seen the shelves from adventuretech, but honestly am not clear on what I need if I get from them either. What are your thoughts on some good setups?

Thanks!

Also, I am from Charlotte, NC and have not seen many V-Stroms out there, so if you are in the area, I would love to meet up with some of you guys at some point.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-06-2014, 03:29 PM
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Richland Rick's Electrical Panel

I have seen some really great implementations of Rick's accessory shelf. Best of all, you can customize it to whatever holes/ports/switches you need. He will even do rectangular USB ports for charging.

Auxiliary Shelves (main page) - AdventureTech, LLC.

Call him up, he's a great guy to deal with.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-06-2014, 07:07 PM
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For 12 volt power, this works for me. Can plug a thingy into it with a USB port or two if needed.

BikeMaster 12 Volt Power Adapter with Mount - Motorcycle Superstore

Not a voltmeter but gets your attention when voltage goes south. Can be zip tied to a convenient spot, mine is on the throttle cable.

Head's Up™ Voltage Monitor - Signal Dynamics
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-07-2014, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have seen some really great implementations of Rick's accessory shelf. Best of all, you can customize it to whatever holes/ports/switches you need. He will even do rectangular USB ports for charging.

Auxiliary Shelves (main page) - AdventureTech, LLC.

Call him up, he's a great guy to deal with.
I got my fork brace from him today and put it on tonight. I have seen the pictures that you posted and like the clean appearance of that, but was not sure what else I needed. May call him like you suggested.
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For 12 volt power, this works for me. Can plug a thingy into it with a USB port or two if needed.

BikeMaster 12 Volt Power Adapter with Mount - Motorcycle Superstore

Not a voltmeter but gets your attention when voltage goes south. Can be zip tied to a convenient spot, mine is on the throttle cable.

Head's Up™ Voltage Monitor - Signal Dynamics
Thanks! I like that voltage monitor. I may use that because I really do not care about the numbers. I do like the idea of a shelf though for the pug-ins.
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