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post #1 of 31 Old 03-16-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,
Quick question. I want to be able to charge my cell phone or plug my GPS in to a cigarette lighter. Is there a mod for the strom to add one? Thanks

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Hi All,
Quick question. I want to be able to charge my cell phone or plug my GPS in to a cigarette lighter. Is there a mod for the strom to add one? Thanks
Check this link out http://www.powerletproducts.com/prod...uki_vstrom.php
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Re: Power Adapter outlet

I picked up a cig lighter socket at my local automotive store. Wired a fused line direct to my battery and mounted it in one of the rings that hold the cables in place on the handlebars 8) I use it to power my GPS and plan on adding another socket before the season starts 8)

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Quick question. I want to be able to charge my cell phone or plug my GPS in to a cigarette lighter. Is there a mod for the strom to add one? Thanks

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If I remember correctly the ground wire should go directly to the battery ground post. This is done to avoid issues of metals and aluminum not working well together if you ground elsewhere on the bike. Can anyone clear this up. My remembery is at low tide.

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You have it okay. It's recommended not to use the frame for a ground.

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Yeah, it's pretty simple to do. You can get an outdoor cigarette lighter outlet at Wal-Mart, or an auto parts store for like $7 -- it's just a simple 2 wire hookup (hot / ground). You can get fancy and hook them up through a relay, so they're only on when the power is on, add some inline fusing, etc. All in all, it's easy to do, I put 2 on my bike...well 3 if you count the 1 powerlet outlet for my heated vest.
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Here's a nice one from Adventure Motostuff:

http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...650_electrical

Same one from California Sport Touring:

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...e=Suzuki_DL650

Once installed, they look factory.
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Thanks for all the info. 8)

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Great information, I will definetly be adding one or more of those for cell phone and or GPS.
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I have the Powerlet setup, but any of the other options are great too. I didn't want to drill into the plastic panel so I bought a bracket to use that the Powerlet plug attaches too. I attached the bracket inside the fairing and use a two outlet adapter coming off that for my phone, GPS, etc. It also keeps it out of the weather and out of sight for the most part.
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