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Howdy guys. Just got a new Google Pixel 2 phone and thinking about joining the 21'st century by getting a handle bar mount for it.

Gonna also need to have a way to charge it.

Wondering what is an easy way to hack into the electrical system and install a port to plug into to make this happen.

Ideas of what works well are appreciated.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Dual-US...5YSTv6&vxp=mtr

Wire it direct to the battery, as it has it's own fuse, or, interrupt it with a switch if you like (or tap a switched/circuit/fuse)

I think it's the one I have. Ten bucks.

The adhesive isn't effective, mine is zip tied under a fairing cover.

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this mount is the bee's knees
https://fortnine.ca/en/ram-mounts-ha...ram-b-149z-un7

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I have an X mount like that, the model large enough for my Galaxy Note3... but found out it won't extend out far enough to grab it if it's wearing an armored case.
Not a deal breaker for some perhaps, but if you run a heavily armored case, it may or may not extend out far enough to grip it.
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Pro tip, regular USB outlet like unstable_rider linked will not fast charge.

You need USB c to USB c for it to do so. Go with a regular "cigarette lighter" port and used this. It will fast charge my Pixel. And will give you and additional USB port for whatever.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IN0J4QO
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Do you have a Gen 3? If so, just buy the relay and a USB socket for the dash.
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Howdy guys. Just got a new Google Pixel 2 phone and thinking about joining the 21'st century by getting a handle bar mount for it.

Gonna also need to have a way to charge it.

Wondering what is an easy way to hack into the electrical system and install a port to plug into to make this happen.

Ideas of what works well are appreciated.
I just added a 12v plug (from Cycle Gear for about $12 on sale) that came w/ the 'insert' for the charger - I use it to charge my camera batteries....

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USB outlets are either green, blue or black. Black is 1A, blue is 2.1A and green is 3A. As mentioned earlier, you need a 3A connection to fast charge and at least a 2.1 amp one to keep your phone alive for any period while the screen is displaying maps. For this reason as well as the ability to power other devices I would recommend going with a 12v socket and then using an adaptor, rather than installing a USB plug directly. Most USB plugs sold on EBay are the 1A variety.
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I agree with using the 12v power outlet, and the usb insert. That way you have the outlet to use to power other things if needed. Most importantly, buy a good quality phone holder. I purchased a cheaper phone holder from China. Out riding at 60 mph when the phone fell out of the holder and hit the highway. In the rear view mirror I saw my $500 phone bouncing on the asphalt and shatter into a million pieces. If we will spend $300 for crash bars to protect bike parts, in the event of a tip over, how much are we willing to spend to protect an expensive cell phone.

As far as how to wire the 12v outlet, I wired it straight to the battery using a fuse link on the hot wire.

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Do you have a Gen 3? If so, just buy the relay and a USB socket for the dash.
Yep it's a gen 3. Will just any automotive socket work in the dash hole?

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Pro tip, regular USB outlet like unstable_rider linked will not fast charge.

You need USB c to USB c for it to do so. Go with a regular "cigarette lighter" port and used this. It will fast charge my Pixel. And will give you and additional USB port for whatever.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IN0J4QO
I have a Pixel 2 also. Great mind think alike...Lol.

They quoted me $27 in the Verizon store for that same charging device.

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My cheap a$$ version... sorry for the photos being dark but my garage light doesn't reach all the way to the bike.

SAE extension (came with the volt meter) from battery tender connector routed along the fairing/tank gap:


<$20 voltage meter with dual usb ports from Amazon stuck to fairing with velcro dots. Easy to remove and stash somewhere secure:


I don't have the phone mounted, I just keep it in the front pocket of my thank bag and run the charging cable through the access port:
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I have an X mount like that, the model large enough for my Galaxy Note3... but found out it won't extend out far enough to grab it if it's wearing an armored case.
Not a deal breaker for some perhaps, but if you run a heavily armored case, it may or may not extend out far enough to grip it.
Did you get the Large Phone X mount? I have an iPhone7 Plus with a lifeproof case on it and it fits in the Large holder with room to spare.

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i have a ram x mount knock off from ebay. was like under $15 and has a built in USB plug
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I purchased this and wired it directly to the battery to use as a tender lead when not riding. Keeps my pixel 2 xl charged while riding just fine. Zip tied to handlebar and ran cable up under gas tank so it can be easily accessed and plugged or unplugged at SAE point.

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With $40 you can get an original Kawasaki 12V power outlet (from Vulcan, and yes it fits the versys) and the relay. It takes 15min to install, it looks original and don't need to mess with cables all over the bike.
Then just buy a usb adapter for $2 anywhere. There you go, got a 12V power socket and USB charger.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GENUINE...T/222957780399
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I don't know other's experience with the automotive/USB adaptors, but the left handguard mount pulls at the USB connector each time I make a really sharp right turn when everything is plugged in. I'll eventually have to replace the cord. Usually only happens during slow speed manueuvers, but still, there it is.
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Bought outlet off eBay. No handle bar mount (maybe later...), tank bag or pocket will do. Connected to the parking light circuit which is just behind the dash panel. No relay - totally unnecessary.
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I don't know other's experience with the automotive/USB adaptors, but the left handguard mount pulls at the USB connector each time I make a really sharp right turn when everything is plugged in. I'll eventually have to replace the cord. Usually only happens during slow speed manueuvers, but still, there it is.
I was looking at that on my bike too. I also have the hand guards.

Guess we will just have to stop going slow!!! Lol.
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