Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Re: Power outlets not in a good location
I put a single outlet in my top case, but it is like a pig-tail and has a fair amount of cord left on it. I took power from the rear BMW plug, passed the wires into the top case, under the liner, put in a connector, so removal of the top case is not affected other than unplugging two additional wires, put a small slit in the liner and done. This way I can charge a phone, ipod etc and with the extra lenth of the wire, can make sure it the item I want is always on top and can be moved out of the way. When not in use, I push the wire back through the liner and all that is left is the plug. Simple add on for $5.
Also, depending on the year of your bike, the rear BMW outlet stays hot unless the wheel is locked. If you're running something in the trunk and don't want it running the battery down, just lock the wheel.
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Last edited by Sit; Jan 3rd, 2011 at 12:04 pm.