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Madmardigan 06-15-2013 03:38 PM

Help finding cables....
Greetings Northern Inmates:

I recently purchased a 1200 GS Adventure and will begin the (circuitous) trip home on Wednesday (currently holed up in Talkeetna). This bike came with the Ultimate Addons iPhone charger and case. I don't have an iPhone. I do have a desire/need to charge via USB though. Sadly, I don't have time to wait for shipping so I was wondering if anyone might point me in the direction of finding any of these:

USB connector: PREFERRED

These two would work too (need to charge both micro and mini)
Micro USB:

Mini USB connector:

Alternatively, these can't be too hard to make... A standard USB female connected to a Hella Super seal that plugs into the already wired-in system on the bike...

Ideas? I'll be in ANC on Monday and possibly FBX Thursday. Thanks in advance!

Tom S 06-15-2013 04:43 PM

Madmardigan 06-15-2013 04:55 PM

Not quite...
I wish that would work... The connecter is the Hella super seal, not the SAE...

If I could find some of these, I might be willing to wire it up myself. Just chop a USB cable, terminate with these:

Thanks though!

Tom S 06-15-2013 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by Madmardigan (Post 21652493)
I wish that would work... The connecter is the Hella super seal, not the SAE...

I know zip about any of these connectors.
No SAE connector for a battery tender on the bike? You should go to AK Leather while here in any case.

Fast Idle 06-15-2013 05:54 PM

Alaska Leather and Frigid North, both on Spenard. Between the two places you'll find what you need.

Madmardigan 06-15-2013 07:25 PM

Thanks! I was planning on popping in AK Leather - always try when I'm in the state. Will try Frigid North too. Appreciate the help!

AKmud 06-15-2013 11:56 PM

There should be an OEM connector near the left rear of the saddle. I've seen some hard wired with a mounting bracket, and others just tie-wrapped and stowed. You might take a look there first to see if it is equipped with one.

AKmud 06-16-2013 12:01 AM

This is what I've been using for the last four years with zero issues.

Straight fused battery connection to a female cigarette lighter receptacle then a triple tap with two USB ports built in. Works like a charm.

Madmardigan 06-16-2013 11:29 AM

That's a nice setup, AKMud... I may look into something like that in the future. I do have the OEM plug, but I also have the "Ultimate Addons" iPhone system wired directly to the battery (I just bought this bike - it's how it came). That system has those Hella plugs that you can pop off the iPhone charger end and pop in a USB end. Just can't find their USB version in time... I think I'm just going to cut the iPhone cable and wire in a USB female as a work-around. Thanks for the tip though!

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