Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern California
Help with an electric tank bag instalation oops.
Well, I just had a smallish "oops" moment. I would like to chalk this up to lack or sleep or an over indulgence of alcohol, but the truth is I screwed up due to lack of planning. Luckily I didn't kill my Wee or do anything else drastic.
I just finished installing a Powerlet luggage electrification system in side of my new tank bag. everything looked good until I plugged in the SAE cord to the outlet. I forgot how much the plug sticks out. The good news is that the plug doesn't seem to interfere with the bike handling, just barely. The badnews is that the plug touches the bars if I crank them over all the way and actually touches right next to the kill switch. I haven't taken it out for a spin yet, its getting late and I'm pretty tired, so I don't know how bad it is. Admittedly, just about the only time I will have the bars all the way to the left is when I am either parking or pulling out.
I now realize that I should have cut the hole in the back of the bag. This was my first choice, but I changed my mind and put it in the side. So it looks like I have four choices: buy a new bag and start over (not my first choice), move the plug and try to figure out a good (preferably stylish) way to plug the hole, find parts and built my own low profile "L" shaped SAE plug (my first choice) or live with my mistake.
I did a web search and could not find any loose SAE plug components or ready made low profile cable I could cannibalize. It seems strange that no one sells the individual plugs, but I can't find them anywhere. There are plenty of cables wit low profile Powerlet plugs but the SAE end is always straight.
Can anyone help me out? any suggestions.
[B]2005 Red DL650[/B]: EB fuse panel, OEM center stand, gel Seat, Madstad adjustable windscreen, SW-Motech crash guards, SW-Motech quick release side and top racks, black Trax ALU-BOX side and top cases, electrified Cortech Super 10 tank bag, dual tool tubes.
Projects planned or sitting in my garage waiting for time: Oxford Heaterz (waiting for time), handguards, aux lights, and new paint (waiting for money).
[B]Triumph Street [I]III[/I][/B]: plain vanilla, go fast bike.
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