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post #1 of 22 Old 02-26-2006, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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12v accessory outlet

When I originally bought my V-Strom the original owner installed a 12v accessory outlet that mounted to the wire loop on the handlebars that guides the throttle cables (it was in the perfect location). Well it recently quit working and I would like to find a replacement. There where no visible manufacture markings so Im at a loss as to who made it. I am familiar with the Powerlets and their associated cost and am not interested in that option. If any one knows a source for an affordable and weather resistant accessory plug please pass the info along. Thanks

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post #2 of 22 Old 02-26-2006, 04:19 PM
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Do you have a preference for connector standard? Are you looking for cigarette plug standard or something else?

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Do you have a preference for connector standard? Are you looking for cigarette plug standard or something else?
I guess that minor detail does make a difference. I'm looking for a standard cigarette lighter plug.

While we are on the subject of plug types, is there an advantage of the BMW style? I've only seen pictures of it and since I've never used it there doesn't seem to be anything special about it.

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I've seen them in automotive part stores that are made for truck beds. They have flaps that cover the socket.

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Size is the big advantage of the BMWish style plug, or actually outlet. It takes up very little space, where a cigarette lighter receptical is very deep and large..

I pick mine up from a buddy at my local John Deere dealership (same size).. I'll be mounting one on my Strom this week. I use mine for my Aerostich electric vest, air pump for my air mattress, and mini air compressor.
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I installed a powerlet female plug on my 6Fiddy.......

I carry at powerlet to standard lighter adapter (See Pix below) in my tankbag.



I've installed both the Powerlet & the SealLink male (with the green power on LED) adapters on most all my 12V "stuff".



Most of the OE 12V male adapters that come on 12V "stuff" are not fused (unlike the SeaLink) and are pretty cheap.

Doing it this way gives me some flexibility between the Strom and the cages. . .

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I have a Zumo currently wired straight to battery.

I intend to install heated hand grips at some point, and an accessory plug for cell phone rechargers and the like. And possibly an extra loud horn that often needs a relay.

Seems like a fuse block is a good idea, but which one to buy, and where do I put it? Does one run 12 ga wire up to it?

I'm sure there are some good threads about this but there were too many search terms to try.
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Do a search on Blue Seas. It brings up the good threads.

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When I originally bought my V-Strom the original owner installed a 12v accessory outlet that mounted to the wire loop on the handlebars that guides the throttle cables (it was in the perfect location). Well it recently quit working and I would like to find a replacement. There where no visible manufacture markings so Im at a loss as to who made it. I am familiar with the Powerlets and their associated cost and am not interested in that option. If any one knows a source for an affordable and weather resistant accessory plug please pass the info along. Thanks
Buy the Powerlet stuff. High quality will pay for itself in the long run from ease of installation, quality product and a sanitary application. If you go cheap ya get cheap and look cheap.
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