Hello Everyone! First post outside of the welcome forum.....I am picking up new to 12 NC700x tomorrow morning. I know one of the things that I will want on the bike is a 12v outlet to keep my phone charged while i am using the GPS on it. I check into the OEM honda plug, and its hard to swallow close to $80 for the OEM plug, and then you still have to buy the harness and possible relay. I have put the 12v/USB plugs on many of my other bikes like the TW's, DR's and DRZ's with very little effort and a lot less $$. Is there a reason why we need/want to use the honda part, or is there simply no other place that is easy to tap power from safely?
No. I bought a waterproof, bar mounted (with clamp) for $14 (on sale) from cycle gear. I hard wired it directly to the battery for 2 reasons. 1) I will never leave my phone or gps plugged in when I am leaving the bike. 2) there are times when I've stopped and am talking to someone where I want the bike off, but still want to charge my phone.
Bike Master 12V Power Adapter with Handlebar Mount - Cycle Gear
Last edited by SleepyC; 19th May 2017 at 18:45.
Don't buy the OEM, very limited on power and there are so many good options for $20 or less. SleepyC has the right set up if your using your phone for a GPS
I'd forgo the cig lighter socket and go for SAE. Positive connection.
Powerlet has one that can be mounted inside frunk. Also found a cheap and good switched handle bar mount too (wupp). I modified the WUPP brand. Rasped off the bottom mounts. Relocated the usb cover screw from bottom to top so I could stick it on top of the clutch reservoir with this super velcro. WUPP found on eBay for 5 dollars. Powerlet was 24 dollars.
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