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post #1 of 22 Old 12-27-2007, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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i am looking for any info or advice about adding an lighter outlet for gps and phone charging..any past experience or links will be great, thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 22 Old 12-27-2007, 08:51 PM
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This procedure shows it being mounted in an aftermarket dash, but you can purchase a power port from Walmart or anywhere with a bracket and that bracket can be mounted on the upper side of your speedometer or anywhere convenient.

http://www.klr650.marknet.us/12v_Outlet.pdf

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post #3 of 22 Old 12-28-2007, 12:12 AM
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If you have a trickle charger pig tail on your battery you can do like me and simply go to Walmart and for $2.50 you can get a trailer hitch power outlet. I didn't need an outlet on the bike all the time so it works great for me. If I need to run a air pump or charge the cell I just plug it in and when done remove it.

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post #4 of 22 Old 12-28-2007, 04:21 AM
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I use the smaller plug outlet and an adapter sorta like Buildit's. My outlet's main purpose is to power my electric vest, but I also use the adapter for blowing up air mattresses and charging a phone.

As far as GPS, if you look behind your dash you'll find 2 wires that aren't being used. They're for a Euro running light in the headlight. I wouldn't use it for running an electric vest, but for GPS or anything that doesn't have a heavy draw, they're fine..

Here's the location of my outlet, for reference.. It's the black thing at the bottom of the number plate. You can get them at a John Deere dealer for 10 bucks or so.



Same thing on my Gold Wing..



Yeah.. Gold Wing.. Gotta keep the better half happy when we ride. It's built like a , but it's comfy..
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post #6 of 22 Old 01-08-2008, 02:00 PM
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I got a pre fab outlet from duel star and it fits sweet in my fairing, it also turns off when the bikes off under 15 bucks Paz......Installs in two minutes...
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post #7 of 22 Old 01-08-2008, 06:00 PM
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Same thing on my Gold Wing..
You gotta be shitting me... a 95 Goldwing doesn't have outlets already? Wow, I thought those suckers had everything.
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post #8 of 22 Old 01-08-2008, 06:07 PM
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You gotta be shitting me... a 95 Goldwing doesn't have outlets already? Wow, I thought those suckers had everything.
Actually, no.. There's one spot on the fairing that one could mount a cigarette lighter, but it's only got a plug in it (and mine's an Aspencade).

I needed the outlet for plugging in my electric vest, and powering my air pump for blowing up my air mattress while camping. (Which is COMPLETELY against all Gold Wing rider rules)..

The damn thing is perfect for camping, with tons of room, entertainment, and a comfortable ride to and from camping.. And, if you actually quit using the back rest and sit up in the seat, the stupid thing cranks through corners pretty nicely too.. I've passed a few sportbikes in corners already.. Of course, (and I'm not patting myself on the back) I learned a long time ago that it's the rider, and not the bike..

I had a riding buddy who rode circles around guys on sportbikes, while riding his 1982 750 Virago..
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I learned a long time ago that it's the rider, and not the bike..
Yeppers!

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post #10 of 22 Old 03-22-2010, 06:36 PM
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Although this is an old thread, I thought I'd mention that I installed an Arrowhead cig style outlet on the bike today. The kit and instructions were good. The supplied wire was the correct length and the install went easily.
I wired to the starter relay and grounded to an unused allen bolt in the frame. I used a 1" hole saw to bore through the fairing and then a file to remove the last 1/8" & notch that was was required. I haven't taken it for a ride yet to see about the vibration issues, but it looks clean and not hokey. I was very worried about cutting the fairing, but it went very easily and I am glad I did it.

Thumbs up on the Arrowhead kit.

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