I have been following this thread closely to get ideas on where to place an AUX outlet. I even went ahead and purchased the parts and ended up returning them.
Couple of thoughts:
a) I liked the idea of installing the aux outlet in the oem kawasaki location but thought it might be a pain to plug / unplug stuff.
b) I really liked how clean it looked putting in the dash but I didn't like that idea because as you're moving the bars but the power source stays in the same spot meaning you have to leave the cord loose. ugh.
c) I really only needed a USB port to charge my phone on really long drives. That's it nothing more. So I got thinking why even bother with an aux port. If I do go the heated clothing route or something down the road I'll rethink things.
For now I went ahead and picked up one of these:
They are about 15 minutes from me and had them in stock so went and picked one up.
I also picked up one of the battery led lights mentioned in another thread.
I already had a ram mount on my handlebars so ran the usb cable up and attached it to the back of the ram mount with the port facing down. I have a very short 6" cable that I use to plug my cell phone into the usb port.
I powered the USB cable and the voltage led using the accessory connector on the front of the bike on the 2010+ models (I have a 2012).
The voltage LED I did install in my dash (left hand side) by dremelling a hole through the dash.
Everything is very clean and orderly which I like and the most important thing is it does what "I"
need it to.
Your mileage may vary.
I have read countless threads where folks argue which type of cigarette outlet is best and why. I am not looking for that. I am looking for ideas on how/where to mount your aux power outlet (somewhere near the handle bars). Pictures with your comments on the "pros" of having it there would be best. Those that went with a straight USB outlet; any regrets?