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Installed a 12v plug into my Gen 3....

I bought a 12v plug (c/w the USB 5v plug at NO extra cost!) from Cycle Gear last winter, on sale at about $10, and installed it yesterday. Here are pics of what product it is.





Once I had removed the factory plug



I checked the size of the hole in the dash



which is the SAME size as the Cycle Gear 12v adapter



Once I had 'trial-fitted' it, I removed it and looked for a couple of 'bullet-connectors' in my electrical stash, and found one each, F and M.



Then I looked at the wires beside the Kawi relay I'd installed for about $16 Cdn last year, and checked for 12v w/ a multi-meter. YES - ignition ON - 12v, OFF - NO v...!



So I removed enough of the electricians tape to free both wires,



cut about 28" from the Cycle Gear adaptor pig-tale, then crimped the two bullet connectors on (female onto black, male onto red), followed by soldering, then 'shrink-wrapping' them,




installed the plug thru the hole in the dash (I'd picked the left-side one because of some members reporting clearance issues when using the right-side hole)



then attached the two bullet connectors (also a bit of electricians tape DESPITE the shrink-wrap)



checked for voltage (zero), then ignition ON, checked again - 12V!

and here it is - COMPLETE.



Took maybe an hour, not counting removing the windscreen and 'meter-cover', and works my 12v compressor. Not bad for $10 and some time....

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I actually have one of those exact 12V power thingy's in my "electrical whatnot bin".

Great post.

Now I just need to go and fish out a relay.

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I have the same outlet on mine as well. I did a whole write up on it here on the forum.
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http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...t-install.html
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I have the same outlet on mine as well. I did a whole write up on it here on the forum.
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SORRY - I just re-read your first post.... I thought you'd used the Kawi part, which is the ONLY reason I started this thread.

My bad....

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I bought a 12v plug (c/w the USB 5v plug at NO extra cost!) from Cycle Gear last winter, on sale at about $10, and installed it yesterday. Here are pics of what product it is.





Once I had removed the factory plug



I checked the size of the hole in the dash



which is the SAME size as the Cycle Gear 12v adapter



Once I had 'trial-fitted' it, I removed it and looked for a couple of 'bullet-connectors' in my electrical stash, and found one each, F and M.



Then I looked at the wires beside the Kawi relay I'd installed for about $16 Cdn last year, and checked for 12v w/ a multi-meter. YES - ignition ON - 12v, OFF - NO v...!



So I removed enough of the electricians tape to free both wires,



cut about 28" from the Cycle Gear adaptor pig-tale, then crimped the two bullet connectors on (female onto black, male onto red), followed by soldering, then 'shrink-wrapping' them,




installed the plug thru the hole in the dash (I'd picked the left-side one because of some members reporting clearance issues when using the right-side hole)



then attached the two bullet connectors (also a bit of electricians tape DESPITE the shrink-wrap)



checked for voltage (zero), then ignition ON, checked again - 12V!

and here it is - COMPLETE.



Took maybe an hour, not counting removing the windscreen and 'meter-cover', and works my 12v compressor. Not bad for $10 and some time....

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If don't mind could you describe how you remove the windscreen and 'meter-cover'? Thanks

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Windshield - remove those two BIG black plastic knobs between the two bolts on each side, then remove it (BUT be careful NOT to drop and lose the small, black plastic pieces that are between the metal-part the BIG black plastic knobs screw into, and the metal "rail" the 'shield slides up-and-down on.

Meter cover - remove the two "push-pins" (1 each side of the horizontal black plastic over the instruments) - look for the 'hole' just right of my knuckle in this pic.



Then remove the TWO shiny bolts at the lower front of the meter-cover (they go into the two 'well-nuts' - black things - either side of the shiny green piece in this pic)



and then slide the black meter cover FORWARD, in a DOWN-WARD direction, and you're in there.

REVERSE to re-attach.

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Windshield - remove those two BIG black plastic knobs between the two bolts on each side, then remove it (BUT be careful NOT to drop and lose the small, black plastic pieces that are between the metal-part the BIG black plastic knobs screw into, and the metal "rail" the 'shield slides up-and-down on.

Meter cover - remove the two "push-pins" (1 each side of the horizontal black plastic over the instruments) - look for the 'hole' just right of my knuckle in this pic.



Then remove the TWO shiny bolts at the lower front of the meter-cover (they go into the two 'well-nuts' - black things - either side of the shiny green piece in this pic)



and then slide the black meter cover FORWARD, in a DOWN-WARD direction, and you're in there.

REVERSE to re-attach.
Thanks man!

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Thanks man!
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