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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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12 Volt Power Outlet

I wanted power for my radar detector. So I went to Radio Shack found a 12 Volt power supply and proceeded to follow the installation instructions. So I was wondering where do I get power from. I wanted it to be hooked to the key so when the bike is off the power is also off. I accomplished that by hooking it to the horn fuse. I figured the horn is "USED SPARINGLY" with out my finger, so that would be a great way to hook in. Well I will provided more info if you guys like the way it turned out.

I am not that computer smart so I dont know how to shrink pictures file size to upload them. Someone tell me how in the off topic Thread.
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accesory 12 v power outlet

I needed backup power for my cell phone. So, I bought the 12v outlet at Radio Shack. I threaded the wires from under the seat to a position under the main fuse cover (on the left). The hanger fits there with a little trimming of the plastic socket holder with a grinder and a file. I then attached the power wire with the inline fuse to the red wire to the tail light at the very back. Then attached the ground wire to an existing screw into the frame (remove the spade connector because it's too small.) Nothing shows but the receptacle which has a nice plug/cover. It's power is on whenever the key is on. No problems. Good luck with that.

On an unrelated note, are you anywhere near Hudson Bay? I'm interested to know how hard it is to visit there from the States.

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I ran mine hot to the battery with a 5 amp fuse. I use it for cell phone charging and to power our GPS. I ride daily, only use the GPS for trips and only charge the phone occasionally while riding so running the battery down isn't an issue.

Future plans do include a fuse block for accessories.

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This link might help.

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12 Volt Power Outlet

I want to show pictures. However I would like to add a actuall fused part of the bike so it looks compeltly stock. I figured out my radar detector problem. I would plug in the radar detector and every time I broke 4000 revs the laser would start going off. I had a s. and g. moment where I took a 12 volt to 110 volt power converter and I pluged in a 110 volt to 12 volt inverter and the problem of the "LASER BEAM". So any one would like to help me figure out how to shrink pictures so I can upload them to the forum. So I will try to post pictures.
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Hey figured out my camera so its not taking large file size pictures. So with out further adu here are the finnished power supply pics.
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Good job on the mounting of the 12V socket! It looks like it's supposed to be there.
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Man, that looks really sharp! Good job. What is the Radio Shack part number do you remember? I'm trying to do the same thing
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My Poor V its so dirty I have to give it a bath sometime well let me know if you have any more questions I also put a 12volt power outlet on by the saddle bags that one is straight off the battery. I use that God forbid I get a flat then I can use my 12volt air compressor. Yeah I got a little bit of everything tucked into those saddle bags. Well if you need more info the package from radio shack tells you the diameter of the hole to drill. I would take apart my V to give more pics but it has been raining the last couple of days.
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Auto Zone. It was about $6, I'm not so good at waiting for little things. It has proven water tight so far.





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I ran my outlet fused directly to the battery. Here is a right up with pictures:

http://www.roberttadlock.com/moto-bl...ms-versys.html
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