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Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:27 pm
by gixxerjasen
wheatonFJR wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Electricity is invisible and black magic.
Truth!
Hppants wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:08 pm
I just KNEW that Jasen was going to win the Rube Goldberg award on this thread. He's my nomination, anyway. Dude's got just enough combination of creativity and technical ability. Well done, my friend.
We all know my technical ability falls more in line with "He gets lucky more often working on his bike than with his wife." Seriously, I was in the auto store looking for something else when I stumbled upon that solution. Put it together and it worked. Figured it'd be a good band-aid to get me through the trip, but I'm also in the camp of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" so it remains.

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:48 pm
by CraigRegs
RacinRay wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:50 pm
I have switched power running to my Givi top case and from there I have dual USB ports. I also have a flush mount dual USB in the glove box.
You guys running cig adapters in the glove box: any nods to cable management, or just lettin' 'em flop wild in the breeze? I've got a Lightning cable dedicated to the tank bag for the phone; it pokes out the bottom rear of the bag. Worked well for the 590 lead, which poked up between the seat and tank, required a bit more cable flopping around when I had to run it to that dual-port on the master cylinder.

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:12 pm
by raYzerman
You can remove/modify/replace the drain grommet in the bottom of the glove box, which will allow neater routing..... haven't done it yet myself, but one day......

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:36 am
by Hppants
Me either - as Ray previously mentioned, there is enough flex in the glove box lid to snap over one USB cable. It works OK.

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:20 am
by Cav47
My favorite cables are the "flat" ones that are also covered in a braided cloth. They are easy to shut in the door and the cloth covering them does not rub paint. They are readily available at many Pilot or Loves stations in our area. I would think the same for your neck of the woods. You know they have them at BUCEES.

I also have a velcro strap around my handle bars to help route the cable from the box to the tank bag.

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:16 am
by Tommy848
I decided to put mine in a Nelson Rigg tail bag and used the Powerlet luggage power kit, It allowed me to have a quick connect at the bag if I needed to remove the bag.

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:20 pm
by BikerGeek
I have a BikeMaster dual USB port thingy that plugs into my batter tender lead. When Sooze or I need to charge our stuff (phones or Sena headsets), I plug in the BikerMaster thingy and route it into my tank bag, and whatever needs charged goes into the tank bag.

Originally, I was gonna mount the BikerMaster thingy in my Givi like Wayne has done, but I've just never got around to it.

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:08 pm
by Bounce

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:11 am
by Spininprop
raYzerman wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:12 pm
You can remove/modify/replace the drain grommet in the bottom of the glove box, which will allow neater routing..... haven't done it yet myself, but one day......
Old thread but thats what i did in the glove compartment. Push the usb-c connector through and plastic tie to surrounding wire and cables. Ran it up through main harness bundle next to steering head and around my mcl stem nut with ball mount. I tuck the end connector back down through the wire bundle to secure the end when not in use.

I also use a flat low profile usb charger in the glove box to save space. Works great.

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:16 am
by Bounce

Re: Show me your USB

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:42 pm
by Intech
I installed an X-grip that has a USB port. I ran power to it from my Fuseblock under the seat. I also have a two slot run into my tank back that hooks to the battery tender.