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    OK M109R family, I've purchased the below USB outlet with a desire to mount it to my bike. Ideally I'd like to mount it to the front of the Speedometer housing just behind the risers. What I'm looking for may not exist so I'm wondering if there's someone who can fabricate it, or recommend something similar that will accomplish what I'm looking to do. The outlet itself is a fairly standard cylindrical threaded metal device with a screw on ring, ideal for mounting through a flat surface with the ring tightened from underneath to hold everything in place. What I'm looking for would be something along the way of a (chrome) bracket that would attach via a couple of bolts with a backing plate (some drilling will be required here) to the front of the Speedo cover which would have effectively a half egg shaped receiver that the USB outlet could sit or thread into with a rubber boot at the end for the wires coming out (similar to the Kuryakyn handlebar deal's shell...). Anyone know of a premade device like this, or have the ability to fabricate such a mounting bracket?

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    Going by your drawing, it'll depend on the length of it all. Depending on the size of the unit you bought, it'll probably be easier to delete the "egg" and use the threaded back to secure behind the headlight nacelle somewhere. It all depends on the dimensions of the USB which I don't see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSS_man View Post
    Going by your drawing, it'll depend on the length of it all. Depending on the size of the unit you bought, it'll probably be easier to delete the "egg" and use the threaded back to secure behind the headlight nacelle somewhere. It all depends on the dimensions of the USB which I don't see here.
    This is what Id be doing (and I am doing) put it through the black backing of the nacelle.


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    I installed mine on the back of the headlight bucket.


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    I may end up going this route, but I kinda of wanted it a bit more easily accessible which is why I had thought it would be good behind the Speedo. I saw a video where a guy in Australia or New Zealand did it, but there wasn't a lot of info on what he used to mount it this way. Check out the ~ 20 second mark:

    https://youtu.be/bBJnR02s6e0
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    Another advantage to putting your charger port on the handlebars or on the back of the headlight bucket is that your phone or whatever device you are plugging into this port is usually mounted to the handlebars.

    If you put the charger port on the tank it is stationary when you turn the handlebars.....so you will have variable length in your cable from the port to your device as you move the bars

    If the port is located in a place that also travels with the handlebars then the cable length between the port and the device is static and does not change as you move the bars.

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    That video he has used a USB with the feet attached.
    Not much good for the unit you wish to use (I have the same unit).

    As above, in the bucket isnt hard to access at all.


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    Looks like it'll be the bucket...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythos View Post
    Looks like it'll be the bucket...
    Check out techflex if you want to hide the charging cables. It comes in black or chrome and will make the cable blend right in with whichever color brake lines you have. I used techflex in several locations on my bikes. You can see pictures in my build thread. There is a link to that thread in my signature below.

    Here is a link to techflex website. I bought mine from Wirecare.com. That was a few years back, so shop around. You may find better pricing somewhere else.

    https://www.techflex.com

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    I mounted my USB on the front edge of the Speedo housing. The switch above it energizes the auxiliary fuse block I added to the bike for accessories. It glows when on. The power comes on with the key, or when I push the switch. I use it to recharge my headphones mostly. My phone mount also has a USB outlet on it connected to the same circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuporDave View Post
    I mounted my USB on the front edge of the Speedo housing.
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    Nice setup with the USB. I think I have the USB charger, but couldn't think of a good spot to mount it.
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    I purchased the Revo usb hub that replaces the triple tree nut, does anyone know what the torque spec is for that nut?
    http://www.revo-cycles.com/shop/revo...r-port-socket/

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    The steering stem head nut is 65 FT# (C on the drawing below)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06MrMike View Post
    I purchased the Revo usb hub that replaces the triple tree nut, does anyone know what the torque spec is for that nut?
    http://www.revo-cycles.com/shop/revo...r-port-socket/

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    Here is a link to the Service Manual in PDF format that you can download.

    http://www.iocr.ro/tech_zone/pdf_files/VZR1800.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    Here is a link to the Service Manual in PDF format that you can download.

    http://www.iocr.ro/tech_zone/pdf_files/VZR1800.pdf

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    thank you!

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    I mounted mine to the back of the narcelle used 3m tape been there for yrs




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythos View Post
    OK M109R family, I've purchased the below USB outlet with a desire to mount it to my bike. Ideally I'd like to mount it to the front of the Speedometer housing just behind the risers. What I'm looking for may not exist so I'm wondering if there's someone who can fabricate it, or recommend something similar that will accomplish what I'm looking to do. The outlet itself is a fairly standard cylindrical threaded metal device with a screw on ring, ideal for mounting through a flat surface with the ring tightened from underneath to hold everything in place. What I'm looking for would be something along the way of a (chrome) bracket that would attach via a couple of bolts with a backing plate (some drilling will be required here) to the front of the Speedo cover which would have effectively a half egg shaped receiver that the USB outlet could sit or thread into with a rubber boot at the end for the wires coming out (similar to the Kuryakyn handlebar deal's shell...). Anyone know of a premade device like this, or have the ability to fabricate such a mounting bracket?

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    I probably can make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    Here is a link to the Service Manual in PDF format that you can download.

    http://www.iocr.ro/tech_zone/pdf_files/VZR1800.pdf

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    Big o thanks on that book man!

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