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2014 V2 connector location

Any pics showing the plug on a 2014 DL1000a would be appreciated
It is under the tank, just above and behind the radiator on the left side. Attaching a pic but it probably won't be very good. This is just below the tank, which has been removed in the pic. You can see the aux power (factory heated grip) connector in the left group of connectors peeking out from under the throttle cables running diagonally across. If you think you would ever want to connect up more than one thing, or anything that draws more than 2 or 3 amps, I would recommend installing one of the different power distribution fuse blocks available. Some have the relay built right in and make a quick, neat and safe method of connecting electrical accessories.

Eastern Beaver has one that will mostly just plug in to the bike's wiring and the FuzeBlock FZ-1 is good, pretty compact with relay on-board.
 

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If i buy the vstrom heated grip adapter from eastern beaver can i just plug that into heated grip port on the bike and then put some connectors on the other end and join them to the wires that come from the grips and would normally goto the battery terminals ?
 

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If i buy the vstrom heated grip adapter from eastern beaver can i just plug that into heated grip port on the bike and then put some connectors on the other end and join them to the wires that come from the grips and would normally goto the battery terminals ?
Yes, with the benefit that when the bike is off, the grips are off.

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An other vote here for the Ram Mount X Grip.
Why trust your expensive phone with a cheap mount.
On my Wee I have the 8mm bolt ball mount in place of one of my handle bar bolts. I have a bar clamp mount on an other bike, so I can easily move the mount from one bike to another.
 

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Dear Stromthusiast!

As far as I know if I connect my Oxford grip heater to the OEM connector then it won't be powered when the ignition switch is off. That"s fine!
I would go a bit further with the following question: is there any circuit on my bike (DL100XT/L8) that powered only when the engine is running?
I don't want to expose my battery to needless load (grip heater, fog light) when there is no power supplied from the generator... I would like to turn them off immediately after engine shutdown.

Thanks a lot!
 

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Dear Stromthusiast!

As far as I know if I connect my Oxford grip heater to the OEM connector then it won't be powered when the ignition switch is off. That"s fine!
I would go a bit further with the following question: is there any circuit on my bike (DL100XT/L8) that powered only when the engine is running?
I don't want to expose my battery to needless load (grip heater, fog light) when there is no power supplied from the generator... I would like to turn them off immediately after engine shutdown.

Thanks a lot!
Jengo,

I think the PC-8 fuse panel from Eastern Beaver is what you are looking for. It is a cleaner install for all your accessories and provides switched and un-switched circuits.

Eastern Beaver - VStrom
 

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Thanks eff!

I will check the rear break light switch cable! It seems there's the trick :)

EasternBeaver: "The rear brake light switch connector’s hot lead is hot whenever the bike is turned on. It is a perfect place to tap a small current for switching your fusebox or any other accessory."
 

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I haven't had time to check the cable itself just thought it over again: if the rear break light switch would receive power only if the engine is running then I couldn't have a chance to check the rear brake light switch operation without starting the enginie which is not logical... I have to be able do the check it any time, it shall not depend on the engine status. So in Eastern beaver's sentence the "turned on" probably mean that the ignition key turned on, the motorbike electronics receive power from the battery.

What do you think?

It seems I'm still looking for a solution... :)
 

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Looking on the pics to me it looks like the aux connector is at the right hand side of the bike as you are sat on it. Looking on my 2015 model i am sure its down the left hand side as you sit on the bike. Am i correct with this?
 

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For people looking for the AUX connector on mainland EU, I found this shop in Italy


errebishop.com/en/automotive-connectors-/7132-kit-connector-mt-sealed-male-female-2-way-type-al


Delivery seems pretty fast (to Germany), 2-3 days. And I'll post about installing this on a 2019 650 XT, hopefully it's the same part in about the same place :)
 

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Ok, so it is the same on a 2019 XT 650. I had the GPS cable connected with the appropriate sumimoto connector and the accessory connector on the bike was above the radiator, on the left side of the motorcycle (as one would sit on it). I can't give more details, like color of the wires and such, because the setup was done by a mechanic at the dealership. But he confirmed the existence of the heated grips connector also.
 

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2017 650 xt

I have a 2017 VStrom 650XT and I am looking for the Aux connector to hook up my GPS. I went to Eastern Beaver and ordered the Aux Power Adapter.

Easter Beaver says for the 2017, "Accessory power adapter plugs into the connector taped to the wiring harness on the left side. Note, the connector used is the same as the earlier one but the other gender, and wire polarity is reversed. The bike comes with a connector housing with plugs in it as a cap."

I think I found it behind the radiator on the left side but was hoping someone who had a clue what they were looking at could confirm... is this the Aux connector? Wires are only going into one side.

Jim
 

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