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post #1 of 10 Old 04-10-2019, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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12V Aux Sockets

I want to add 2ea 12V sockets to my 2007 DL650. Any recommendation on actual hardware to purchase? There are only about 50 to choose from on Amazon and a few dealer re-sellers. .....

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-10-2019, 05:23 PM
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If money is no object, the sockets and plugs made by Powerlets are pretty top notch.

Powerlet Products - Rugged power outlets, cables and electronics

If, on the other hand, you're cheap like me, you can go to O'Reilly Auto Parts and get something like this:



If you plan on plugging something in like a small air compressor, make sure the wire gauge on whatever outlet you buy is heavy enough. Mine are both wired with 14 gauge.

I've had two of these installed on my V-Strom, and moved them over to my Super Tenere. They've been on one bike or the other for the past about 7 years, and still working fine. The cap is weatherproof, so water won't get in while it's closed. I have them mounted to the bar clamps using a couple brackets I cut out of aluminum:

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Yes, go here.

https://www.adventuretech.biz/auxili...main-page.html

and here.

https://www.adventuretech.biz/power-sockets.html

and here too.

https://www.adventuretech.biz/signal...e-monitor.html

Oh what the heck, might as well cruise the site for an hour or two.
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I ordered one of these and drilled 1" holes in my plastic surrounds to get the professional install look

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

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Just be sure it's Marine grade. Go to a boat shop or online. The ones from the auto store rot away after a while. How do i know that?

Boat shops have so much neat stuff anyway. Stainless hardware that is perfect for the environment of the motorcycle.
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Mine are still fine. They were made to be exterior mounted, like in the bed of a pickup truck.

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If money is no object, the sockets and plugs made by Powerlets are pretty top notch.

Powerlet Products - Rugged power outlets, cables and electronics

If, on the other hand, you're cheap like me, you can go to O'Reilly Auto Parts and get something like this:



If you plan on plugging something in like a small air compressor, make sure the wire gauge on whatever outlet you buy is heavy enough. Mine are both wired with 14 gauge.

I've had two of these installed on my V-Strom, and moved them over to my Super Tenere. They've been on one bike or the other for the past about 7 years, and still working fine. The cap is weatherproof, so water won't get in while it's closed. I have them mounted to the bar clamps using a couple brackets I cut out of aluminum:

Oooh, I like that setup. Simple.

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I have an Adventure tech aux plate:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qtsi7tg5t...9G0Mujdna?dl=0

Then bought some cheap 12v socket and USB charger off Amazon.

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Thanks, Webfors. I can't take credit for the idea; I saw similar brackets for sale in Twisted Throttle's catalog. They were like 20 bucks each, and I had some 1/8" aluminum, so I made my own.

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Thanks!

Appreciate all the replies. Thank you so much.
Lots of options, all of them good!! Have a plan.
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