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post #91 of 97 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 02:17 PM
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----inside the headlight bucket, i have a pair of wires that i think are accessories leads---has anyone used these for a accessory outlet for a gps / ect?
there are 2 sets of accessory leads....one in the headlight bucket and one by the battery box. they are ALWAYS hot and do not turn off with the ignition.

I wired my driving lights to the set in the headlight bucket, but use the battery tender leads from the battery to power GPS, phone charger...etc.
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----inside the headlight bucket, i have a pair of wires that i think are accessories leads---has anyone used these for a accessory outlet for a gps / ect?
Read posts 29, 68, 75, and 79... pay particularly close attention to post 68 and 75. as this is the best way to utalise the said accessory wires in the HL bucket, so as not to drain the battery.
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does anyone know if the kz 550 headlight can work
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.Here's another a way to install a semi- weather resistant female 12v socket plug that is fast and easy. Buy a Diesel brand power socket (item # 360-57208, $11 at my local Petro truck stop). Cut off the alligator clip ends and drop the wire between the handlebars, the triple tree, and the wire bundle from the left handlebar. (see picture) which hold it fairly securely. It has a rain cover (pretty cheap cover). Hook to the spare wires in the headlight bucket. Took me about fifteen minutes (bet I can do the job in 5 minutes next time) and no long wire runs. Since I already have one of those small $10 USB cigarette lighter plugs (also available at most truck stops) I can also charge my phone, Ipod, or just run my GPS using a retractable USB cords and minimize any extra wire.
The plug happens to sit under my slightly angled wind screen so in addition to its cheap cap it also has a bit of protection from the rain.
I've got a $6 motorcycle GPS mount ordered from E-Bay and since I use a tank bag the phone or Ipod can ride in the tank bag (10” from the plug) while charging with very little loose wire flapping in the breeze. Generally I don't use a GPS but I've got a 400 trip in an area I don't know well planned in a week (praying for sunshine) and I prefer the back roads.
For those of you who are having a hard time seeing the plug it's directly below the speedo.
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Just started looking through this thread. Found this on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender...+pin+connector Basically your sae-2 connector already soldered to the 12v outlet, and for only seven bucks. Figured I'd share for those looking for the plug and play route.

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Just started looking through this thread. Found this on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender...+pin+connector Basically your sae-2 connector already soldered to the 12v outlet, and for only seven bucks. Figured I'd share for those looking for the plug and play route.
Excellent! That wasn't available back when I created this thread. If it had been...well, I would have gone that route. *grin*



I'll go edit my original post and add this to that. Thanks!

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I just did my power adapter installation. I made the wires off of the adapter waaay too long but they're simple enough to shorten up. This was an incredibly easy thing to do. Thanks Asbrand. (Wherever you may be. I wonder what happened to him....)

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