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I am thinking of getting some kind of electrical hook up on my wee. I want to be able to plug in a GPS or possibly plug in a heated jacket and what not while riding. I am really bad with technical stuff and dont even know what the hook up for a car lighter thing is called. hahahaha, anyways, does anyone have anything cool like this hooked up to their wee.
I might also use it to plug in a small electric stove to make PANCAKES while on the road and camping!
 

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Get an outlet at a boat store - they're waterproof. Get one with an in-line fuse and wire it directly to your battery - just don't leave stuff running too long after the bike is off - it will drain your battery.

I mounted mine on the left side in the black area of the cowling - where a safety sticker used to be. The hardest part was feeding the wire under the plastic to get back to the battery.

My guess is you were kidding about running a hot-plate for pancakes. You will blow the fuse.
 

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You will blow the fuse.

Not if you put in a 50 amp fuse and run '0'4 gauge wires to the battery!
I have a 15 amp fuse in my outlet line. Used a 15 amp fuse in the Gerbing line too.
The idea of a boat store sourced outlet is good. I haven't had problems with the cheapo at the auto store...yet. But waterproof is good!
 

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+2 Eastern Beaver. I got the relay connection to the rear tail light, Blue Sea fuse block and then hooked up the stuff I needed. I used 2 marine quality cig. lighter plugs, one on each side of bike in front black cowling. One for GPS, xm radio other for CB radio when I am using it. handy little items.
 

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Take your time and plan it out, use a fuse block that will take up minimal space, plan for add ons down the road. Use waterproof molex connectors, solder all joints. Place plugs where you can get to them during routine maintence.
It takes some time to do it right and if winters are long, it may be a good winter project.
I welded a bracket under my rear tank support strap for my AP-1 fuse block, therby keeping the under seat storage open for stuff needed on the trail. I ran the dual 12v water proof outlets by the key, keeping the harness plug adjacent to the main fairing harness, the plug tucks in along side of the fairing plug on the left side, so if I remove the fairing all is accessable from the same area.

Here are some usefull links.
AP-1 Fuse box mounting

Print Page - AP-1 Fuse box mounting

http://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom...1-fusebox-mount-12v-adapter-plug-install.html

http://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom...ap-1-12v-adapter-tankbag-powerlet-option.html

http://www.stromtrooper.com/maintenance-how/26277-simple-air-horn-mount-tutorial.html

Motorrad Garmin GPS mount - ADVrider

Here is the place the Molex connectors,its an agricultural supply place. I have found the best ones have the collaspable rubber gasket, namely the Deutsch, Metri pak, and weather paks, all are available in various sizes (1,2,3,4 pins) and can be rectagular, triangular, square, or round) for your application.
http://www.atcindus.com/categories.php?cat=17 (remember you need the male and female plug ends, and the male and female molex connectors) I think my order was around 70.00 back than and I still have some left over for future use.

I believe if you follow the links, many of the places I purchased are linked to the install. I have had my system in place sine 07, and it has not failed, but I only have 40k on the machine.

PM me if I can help ya.
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Thanks!

Whoa! Thanks for all the great advice, I am not in a rush to do any of this and will take my time and figure out the BEST way to make this happen!

Gracias!
 
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