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Old 03-13-2009
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12 Volt Outlet

I am thinking of adding a 12 volt outlet on my C90T to power my GPS unit.
Anyone ever done this mod, and if so, where did you mount the socket?
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

you want to put it where you wont have wire hangiing everwhere... some folks choose handle bars... mine is mounted in faring ( kinda out of the weather and easy to reach)
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

Looks like the the front fork area may be a good spot. What does the local motorcycle shop suggest?
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

I machined out a mount that attached to the speedo bolt on my Sporty. Used a cigarette lighter socket and element from an early 80s Chevy van. Worked out great. Could light a smoke at 60mph.
Why not hard wire a power cord for the GPS, route it with the factory wires and put a stowage dummy plug on the GPS mount? Neat, tidy and easy!
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

You're right... hanging wires is the last thing I would want. Thanks for the reply. -Rick
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

Haven't checked with anybody but you forum guys yet. Hadn't thought of the front fork... good idea! - Rick
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

"...put a stowage dummy plug on the GPS mount? Neat, tidy and easy!"

Not sure what a "stowage dummy plug" is. Can you give me some more info on this or a link to where I can get one? thanks - Rick
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

Just a place to put the power plug when not in use to keep it from shorting out or flopping around. Maybe drill a hole in the GPS mount and put a rubber vacuum cap in the hole that will hold the power cord end. Just one idea.
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

somthn like a quick connect plug like used on trickle charger
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Re: 12 Volt Outlet

They make a handlebar mounted one that's waterproof. You could hide the wires with a small sized corrugated wire conduit.
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