Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Poughkeepsie NY
Location depends entirely on your planned use. I have a hard wired GPS, so there was no plans to ever need the phone on my dash while riding. I wanted it to charge the battery while I streamed Bluetooth music to my helmet.
I have full hard luggage, and the top case is mounted 100% of the time. I decided to mount a cigarette lighter in there.
I bought a waterproof cigarette lighter at the auto parts store, and mounted it in the top case.
To mount it, I simply drilled 2 small holes in the case, and put zip ties through the holes and around the body of the lighter.(The box was already scuffed up from it popping off the bike and sliding down the road after hitting a jump...)
I have the wires run down my Givi frame, and under the seat. It is wired into a Fuzeblock, and set to always on. When riding the phone is plugged in, and when parked I can plug in the Bluetooth devise I have for my helmet to charge, while still being locked up.
Givi racks with V35 sides, and V46 Top-case, Garmin Zumo 450 GPS, Powermadd Handguards, Motowerks GPS Mount, Peg Lowering kit, Flat Foot, Arrow Exhaust, Adjustable Levers, GIPro Gear Indicator, Oxford Heated Grips