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12V Socket for the 2010's & newer??

I am trying to find a place to mount a 12 V socket to the 2010 Versys up on the bars or dash.

All of the information I have found here looks like 2009 & previous (they have a large place on dash with nothing behind). The 2010 has the turn signals under the little panels where they might mount.

I bought a regular cig socket, not the smaller BMW. The hole size required is 1.125".

Looking for suggestions from the folks who have mounted to the bars or the 2010+ folks who have mounted to the dash.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions & pictures please if you can!

For those who have not seen the difference in a 2010 and a 2009, see below.

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heres an in-expensive one for the handlebars. Yes i know you already have a socket but something else might be easier to deal with. I've bought 4 ram mounts this month for my camera and the last one i got is the perfect one for the job.

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I bought the Kawasaki Accessory plug because I like that it had a nice bracket and wiring for the plug and relay was all there. Just plug and go. It is located under the left side fairing. works well for my accessories and it is off with the key.
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I bought the (smaller BMW styled) plug socket from Hein Gericke for only a few pounds. I ran the wires back to the battery so that there is a permanent live feed as I didn't like the one on my 12GS which turned off with the ignition (and which I found annoying at say a fuel station).



I believe it you want to mount the bigger power socket, there's still plenty of room to do so in the same place.

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Maybe this will help with an idea Capt'n -

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Mine is an '09. The socket is from Kragen auto parts(The back end is sealed with RTV). The location was the best spot I could find, to keep water out, while something is plugged in.
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I bought the Kawasaki Accessory plug because I like that it had a nice bracket and wiring for the plug and relay was all there. Just plug and go. It is located under the left side fairing. works well for my accessories and it is off with the key.
Would you post a pic of the Kawi plug location?
Also, do you have a part number for the Kawi plag?
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Would you post a pic of the Kawi plug location?
Also, do you have a part number for the Kawi plug?
If you have ever removed the left fairing, it is located near the fuel lines.



You must reach down in the void to get to it. Not a prob if your not plugging and unplugging often. I plan on wiring mine hot all the time. I can then use it for GPS when I use it and battery tender port without removing the seat.

Part numbers are:

12V OUTLET KIT / 999940194
Relay kit / 999940195

Copied from here.

There is a set on Ebay here!!

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If you have ever removed the left fairing, it is located near the fuel lines.



You must reach down in the void to get to it. Not a prob if your not plugging and unplugging often. I plan on wiring mine hot all the time. I can then use it for GPS when I use it and battery tender port without removing the seat.

Part numbers are:

12V OUTLET KIT / 999940194
Relay kit / 999940195

Copied from here.

There is a set on Ebay here!!
Thanks for the picture, I have a minor request; when posting a picture of an installed mod, like your power plug, I have a hard time visualizing the exact set-up, ( weak imagination) could you PLEASE also take a picture with a wider view? This request is for everyone kind enough to post thier very helpful pictures. Thank you very much.
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I have a minor request; when posting a picture of an installed mod, like your power plug, I have a hard time visualizing the exact set-up, ( weak imagination) could you PLEASE also take a picture with a wider view? This request is for everyone kind enough to post thier very helpful pictures. Thank you very much.
I borrowed that photo from the Ebay auction. I don't have that setup. I just finished my install and will post how I did mine later today. Total cost during my install, $20.

Thanks all for the suggestions. I weighed them and figured out how to make mine work. I'll post up what I did later today.
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I put mine in the OEM location. Here's how!
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I like that. I've been considering doing this and now I have a clue.
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I put mine in the OEM location. Here's how!
I just looked at your link!
I already have one with the spring loaded cap under the seat. It is great for charging a phone etc, or plugging in a item when your off the bike, but a little out of the way for practical purposes.
I will soon add a second one, using your idea!
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Awesome capn kirk! Is that oem location also on the 09 model?
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Awesome capn kirk! Is that oem location also on the 09 model?
I don't know?? I think the 2010 and newer stuck a new fuse under the seat and started selling the relay/socket combo for this location. Since you wont use either, not sure what kind of brackets or clearance are there. Also, come to think of it, mine is the 2010 CA model with the evap canister and there was a hose coming up to a switch or something where I used the mounting bolt. The regular non-CA models may not be the same.
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I put mine in the OEM location. Here's how!
Excellant how to instructions and photos, thank you very much.
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2011 Bracket GPS power outlet

I got two power outlets and GPS - RAM mount on a special Bracket. Own fabrication, I have one ready and can fabricate more. At least 10 to keep the cost down. If you want a 12VDC, GPS Mount and extra switch to control other accesories, this iis the way to go.
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I got two power outlets and GPS - RAM mount on a special Bracket. Own fabrication, I have one ready and can fabricate more. At least 10 to keep the cost down. If you want a 12VDC, GPS Mount and extra switch to control other accesories, this iis the way to go.
Hi laser3,

Like your idea... I'm also trying to fabricate something similar to that and in the same location, for my 2010.

How is it secured to the bike?... Can you post more pictures, please?... A couple of side shots (of and on the bike) would be helpful.

Dont know if its your method, but to secure a bracket in that location (without drilling any holes in the bike's plastics) my thought would be to use the screws that hold the windscreen...

Thanks

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