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    Iíve been thinking of a way to add a USB power outlet to the 9 but keep a clean look, hereís what I came up with

    Found this set on Amazon that claim to be good for marine use



    Then added the USB outlet to the speedo bezel for cell phone charging, or GPS whenever I go buy one





    Then the 12V socket I installed in the left side plastic... if I go on a long trip, I can throw in a tire repair kit and small air compressor in case I ever run over a nail/screw etc


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    Nice ! Needs to keep the wife wired in,for better and more frequent cruisin !!
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    Great idea. Any chance you can post the link to the product?


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    Nice clean look
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    On top of the speedo! Hey, that's a great spot!
    I have mine way low under the nacelle and although discrete, it is clumsy to access. Nice idea.


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    Thanks guys! I spent a fair bit of time looking at different options and this one seemed to hit the nail on the head.... last thing I want to do is make a brand new bike look like s*** lol

    But I will admit, itís a tight squeeze for the USB plug, I had to get butt connectors where the wire comes off the side in order to clear the tank



    Quote Originally Posted by DualReaktor View Post
    Great idea. Any chance you can post the link to the product?


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    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01D4LR0ZO/..._Jjf2Cb2WMFXVF
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    Sweet! Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
    Thanks guys! I spent a fair bit of time looking at different options and this one seemed to hit the nail on the head.... last thing I want to do is make a brand new bike look like s*** lol

    But I will admit, it’s a tight squeeze for the USB plug, I had to get butt connectors where the wire comes off the side in order to clear the tank





    Absolutely

    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01D4LR0ZO/..._Jjf2Cb2WMFXVF

    Great idea. I've been wanting to do this before holiday ride. Last year I'd be charging my phone and headphone amp/Bluetooth at gas stations. The socket you mounted on the left cover is a lighter port? And where did you get the 90 degree connectors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Great idea. I've been wanting to do this before holiday ride. Last year I'd be charging my phone and headphone amp/Bluetooth at gas stations. The socket you mounted on the left cover is a lighter port? And where did you get the 90 degree connectors?
    Yes the left side socket is your typical cigarette lighter socket.... I figure on long hauls I can throw a tire repair kit and an air pump in the saddle bags and in the event I ever get a nail in a tire, I can patch it and air it up on the side of the road

    And the 90 degree connectors I just got at Canadian tire, only crappy part is they only came 2 in a pack, I grabbed an extra package just in case I screwed up crimping them on though lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
    Yes the left side socket is your typical cigarette lighter socket.... I figure on long hauls I can throw a tire repair kit and an air pump in the saddle bags and in the event I ever get a nail in a tire, I can patch it and air it up on the side of the road

    And the 90 degree connectors I just got at Canadian tire, only crappy part is they only came 2 in a pack, I grabbed an extra package just in case I screwed up crimping them on though lol

    Perfect. I bought a stop and go tire repair kit with pump with cigarette lighter cord for the pump.

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    I got the ones you shared the link for along with the Stebel air horn today. Just screwing around with placement I think this will work perfectly. They fit nice and snug in the riser holes and will put some silicone on the nuts to secure them. Mess around with different sized heat shrink on the connections to finish it off. And the wires can go along down with the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
    Iíve been thinking of a way to add a USB power outlet to the 9 but keep a clean look, hereís what I came up with

    Found this set on Amazon that claim to be good for marine use



    Then added the USB outlet to the speedo bezel for cell phone charging, or GPS whenever I go buy one





    Then the 12V socket I installed in the left side plastic... if I go on a long trip, I can throw in a tire repair kit and small air compressor in case I ever run over a nail/screw etc


    I'd take the other key off the bike key. I had one like that and it tends to blow back and scratch the crap out of the side cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    I'd take the other key off the bike key. I had one like that and it tends to blow back and scratch the crap out of the side cover
    I like how you installed them in the risers!! If I had that style I would have done the same lol

    That second key is for my Corbin saddle bags, itís the only reason why itís there lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
    I like how you installed them in the risers!! If I had that style I would have done the same lol

    That second key is for my Corbin saddle bags, itís the only reason why itís there lol

    Got lucky on the riser's holes were perfect diameter. But the extra key will scratch up your side panel. I put mine in my pocket now cause of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Got lucky on the riser's holes were perfect diameter. But the extra key will scratch up your side panel. I put mine in my pocket now cause of that
    Thanks for the tip, Iíll double check to see if that key can actually reach the paint or not.... hopefully not lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
    Thanks for the tip, Iíll double check to see if that key can actually reach the paint or not.... hopefully not lol
    Another option is to put the Corbin trunk key under the seat and inside of the little compartment for the tool kit. In doing so, the key would be accessible without potentially scratching the paint on your side cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUDAH-9 View Post
    Another option is to put the Corbin trunk key under the seat and inside of the little compartment for the tool kit. In doing so, the key would be accessible without potentially scratching the paint on your side cover.
    Another good idea! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Great idea. I've been wanting to do this before holiday ride. Last year I'd be charging my phone and headphone amp/Bluetooth at gas stations. The socket you mounted on the left cover is a lighter port? And where did you get the 90 degree connectors?
    I used those same connectors for the Stebel horn side mount install. Clean looking install also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynosback View Post
    I used those same connectors for the Stebel horn side mount install. Clean looking install also.

    Where did you do side mount Stebel horn install? I've been dinking around trying not to put in headlight bucket so it is wide open and louder


    I found a spot I could do some modding and mount to my exhaust mount on the inside by the rear tire. I've seen doing it in headlight bucket which actually looks the easiest but am concerned about losing DBs
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    That's amazing!! That's the only thing this bike needs, imo. How on earth did you do that? How long did it take?
    Very cool! I hate constantly running out of juice on my phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M109 2019 View Post
    That's amazing!! That's the only thing this bike needs, imo. How on earth did you do that? How long did it take?
    Very cool! I hate constantly running out of juice on my phone!
    Think I only had a few hours into it, basically just removed the plastic parts, used a large stepper bit to drill the 1-1/8Ē hole needed, then just ran the wires to the battery, I thought it was a simple project but super handy to have

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    Don't like having ports just run one of these up the clutch cable and zip tie.


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    Sorry That looks nasty that big plug outlet out the side . One on top I could mabe live with

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    Quote Originally Posted by 109eater View Post
    Sorry That looks nasty that big plug outlet out the side . One on top I could mabe live with
    All good, everyone has different tastes lol I use the one up top all the time so I have no regrets with either one

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    I installed my USB ports behind the headlight. I use a 90 degree USB adapter along with a coiled lightning cable. Since my phone is on my handlebars, the cable does not get caught on anything and I have free range of motion. The coiled cable attaches nicely to my clutch cable.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Gentlecarin-Ca...ateway&sr=8-15

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (This was about $7 when I purchased it)

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    Added a dual USB charger to the BOSS today! Picked it up from Amazon and it’s awesome...also purchased the Battery Cable with Ring Terminals and Battery Tender 12’ extension cable to run from the battery, under the tank, into the front cowl, and up the stock riser. I then used double sided 3M tape to secure it in place. Best part about it is this particular USB charger has waterproof cover and an ON/OFF switch so you don’t drain the battery! HIGHLY recommend!

    Batter Cable w/ Ring Terminals -
    https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende...th+ring&sr=8-6

    Battery Tender Extension Cable -
    https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende...er+exte&sr=8-3

    SAE to USB Motorcycle Adapter -
    https://www.amazon.com/SAE-USB-Adapt...ateway&sr=8-26
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGSTUF View Post
    Added a dual USB charger to the BOSS today! Picked it up from Amazon and it’s awesome...also purchased the Battery Cable with Ring Terminals and Battery Tender 12’ extension cable to run from the battery, under the tank, into the front cowl, and up the stock riser. I then used double sided 3M tape to secure it in place. Best part about it is this particular USB charger has waterproof cover and an ON/OFF switch so you don’t drain the battery! HIGHLY recommend!

    Batter Cable w/ Ring Terminals -
    https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende...th+ring&sr=8-6

    Battery Tender Extension Cable -
    https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende...er+exte&sr=8-3

    SAE to USB Motorcycle Adapter -
    https://www.amazon.com/SAE-USB-Adapt...ateway&sr=8-26
    Looks good. They are a must have.

    I got mine finished a few weeks ago. Heat shrinked the connections to blend in. Love it. Always full power on phone and charging for everything, cigarette lighter for emergency tire pump. Also added fuzeblock to keep everything fused so I don't burn it down. Have everything set to switched power so I don't drain the battery. Thanks to Chrispy for this great find.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Looks good. They are a must have.

    I got mine finished a few weeks ago. Heat shrinked the connections to blend in. Love it. Always full power on phone and charging for everything, cigarette lighter for emergency tire pump. Also added fuzeblock to keep everything fused so I don't burn it down. Have everything set to switched power so I don't drain the battery. Thanks to Chrispy for this great find.



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    I like your setup!! Looks really good man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    Looks good. They are a must have.

    I got mine finished a few weeks ago. Heat shrinked the connections to blend in. Love it. Always full power on phone and charging for everything, cigarette lighter for emergency tire pump. Also added fuzeblock to keep everything fused so I don't burn it down. Have everything set to switched power so I don't drain the battery. Thanks to Chrispy for this great find.



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    Donít overload your FZ1. This quote is straight from the FuzeBlock website.

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    • Each circuit can handle up to 10A
    • The total amperage for the entire FZ-1 should not exceed 30AĒ

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    Yeah. When I double checked the specs for it After labeling it I changed the fuses. 10 amp for jacket, 5 amp for grips, 5 for USB, 10 for lighter, only thing I'd use it for is for mini air compressor which draws 6 amp and I wouldn't be using any other power while doing so. The Stebel horn I took out of fuzeblock and I put an inline fuse at 20 amp as it can draw 18. 12 guage wiring for horn and 16 guage for everything else

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