Here's where my photography crapped out. Sorry guys, not too many photos for this section. But just like the relay, this is a very easy plug & play process - once you get the front plastic out of the way and have space to move!
USB ADAPTER INSTALLATION
1) Assemble wires for the adapter if necessary. My $16 generic USB adapter
came with terminals, but no wires. Makes sense - different applications will require different lengths of wire. I measured the distance between the Versys accessories plugs and the adapter spot, added 2 inches, and made my own wires. If you have to do this yourself I highly recommend using marine grade heat shrink to seal the terminal ends and use dialectic grease on the contacts.
2) Remove the circular plug from the bike's console. If you remove the entire front fairing and cowling, you can just unscrew the bracket that holds the plug in place. Otherwise, just remove the side fairing and use a pair of needle-nose pliers to go between the gap to bend one of the legs back until the plug can be pulled out. The legs are soft metal so even I could do that easily.
NOTE: Okay, this is where having the front cowling completely out of the way provides the most benefit. When I first attempted this without removing the front, I ended up with a twisted mess of wires because there was so much interference with the surrounding space. So I ended up removing the cowling anyway and was MUCH HAPPIER for doing so! All further instructions will deal with this as if you've already gone through the entire fairing removal and have space to work.
3) Screw in the USB adaptor. If your adaptor is the screw-in kind, take your time and do not cross-thread the plastic. When you are satisfied with the fit, add the plastic retaining ring to the back and snug it down firmly.
4) Plug in the system. I plugged in the bullets first, then the adapter.
5) Test the system! Turn on the ignition. My adapter has a digital display that lights up to show voltage, so I immediately knew if everything was wired correctly. If your plug does not have this display, make sure to plug in your cell phone or GPS to see if it is charging. If it is not, you likely have to unplug the USB adapter, flip the contacts and plug them in again.
6) Secure your wires! Unless the adapter has wires epoxied in place, eventually the contacts will vibrate out. Make sure to zip tie your wires in place to provide support and prevent this from happening. When you secure the wire, make sure the blinker cable is below, and not above the USB cable or you will have issues reassembling the cowling.
7) Reassemble the cowling and fairing. Just follow the removal steps in reverse to button everything back up
CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE! NOW GET ON THAT BIKE AND GO RIDE!