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post #1 of 49 Old 01-11-2007, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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12 Volt Socket

Where are you guys and gals mounting 12 volt sockets? I'm tossing around a couple of options i.e. loom for brake lines, drill into fairing, make a dash. Before I go ahead and do this I thought I would ask for pictures or descriptions of what some of you have done. Come on now I know I'm not the only to put one on so pony up!!

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post #2 of 49 Old 01-11-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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Contact Powerlet. they have a kit that goes into the left fairing. I have their stuff on my FJR. High qualityand all the things you need to hook up all your electrics.
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Got this from Walmart for $12.95. It's the same waterproof one as sold in marine stores for $29.
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NVR2OLD,
Have you run with anything plugged into the outlet that is mounted on your handle bars? Where there any issues?

This is one location I considered myself but was not sure how this will work with a bar mounted GPS.
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Did the same thing as NVR2old
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I mounted a Powerlet into the Tupperware just below my left leg to run my electric vest. It's directly wired into the battery so I can also run a Battery Tender into it, or a small compressor out of it. Yes, it's fused.

I'm working on a small (tiny) dash to mount 2 Powerlets that will go between the handlebar mounts. I'm going to fabricate it out of sheet metal. It will power the XM and the GPS.

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Just installed it last week. I don't forsee any issues with it, but have only run my pump to test it. So far I just plan to use it for the pump and charging my cell phone on multi day trips. I also wired in driving lights and heated grips thru a separate fuse box, powered by a relay.
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Where are you guys and gals mounting 12 volt sockets? I'm tossing around a couple of options i.e. loom for brake lines, drill into fairing, make a dash. Before I go ahead and do this I thought I would ask for pictures or descriptions of what some of you have done. Come on now I know I'm not the only to put one on so pony up!!

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Just got mine. About to fill a snowy winter day (25 minutes) with the installation.
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post #10 of 49 Old 01-11-2007, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Did you move your brake lines? They are not clear in the pic. How did you fasten the socket?

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