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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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USB port?

Anyone rig up a USB charging port off their bike? I'm thinking it would be nice to have a way to charge up the personal electronics.

If anyone has tips/thoughts/suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

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In a related note - the Lenmar Power Port battery is pretty great for long trips. It charges off a USB, then functions as an external battery.

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take an i pod car charger and wire it up to the batt or headlight bucket (extra power lead in there) havent done it on this pericular application but have wired many cig lighters in other vehicals where are u thinkin u want the power to goto where do u keep your ipod? what about the rear toolbox?close to the batt and theres a hole to run your wores in and u can lock up you electronics...



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Try doing a google search for something like 'motorycle luggage with solar panel'. You'd be amazed by what's out there these days. Nelsonrigg.com has some interesting things like http://www.nelsonrigg.com/pages/Spor...SLR-10-Big.htm that you could use for your gadgets.

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Harbor Freight sells a USB charger port that plugs into a 12 volt cigarette lighter, very cheap. If you've already hooked up a cigarette lighter port to your bike, this can let it charge your iPod or iPhone, too.

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