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Old 02-04-2013, 05:10 PM   #5206
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Hey guys,

I'm trying to power my iPhone 5 on my bike... Looking for opinions on my best options. Here's what I see so far:

1. BMW accessory outlet. I can go powerlet to USB, mount the USB up by the bars, then just use a regular USB charging cable for the phone. This sounds good since it'll be keyed (I assume). My concern is leaving the factory accessory plug open, and the little cover (or door) getting ganked by my leg, or just corroded with weather exposure.

2. I could come off my Battery Tender SAE connection to USB, and just unplug and replug after each ride when I connect the tender.

3. I can fight with the tight battery box again and go straight from the battery to USB.


With all the concern about weak battery and little available power, should I be concerned about the cell phone having switched power? There's nothing else "extra" on the bike now, but will likely do heated grips next winter (we've about made it through the cold here in my part of Texas

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:14 PM   #5207
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Hey guys,

I'm trying to power my iPhone 5 on my bike... Looking for opinions on my best options. Here's what I see so far:

1. BMW accessory outlet. I can go powerlet to USB, mount the USB up by the bars, then just use a regular USB charging cable for the phone. This sounds good since it'll be keyed (I assume). My concern is leaving the factory accessory plug open, and the little cover (or door) getting ganked by my leg, or just corroded with weather exposure.

2. I could come off my Battery Tender SAE connection to USB, and just unplug and replug after each ride when I connect the tender.

3. I can fight with the tight battery box again and go straight from the battery to USB.


With all the concern about weak battery and little available power, should I be concerned about the cell phone having switched power? There's nothing else "extra" on the bike now, but will likely do heated grips next winter (we've about made it through the cold here in my part of Texas

Any suggestions?
The BMW accessory outlet is not switched power. Some guys have used the connector that used to run the emissions canister to power a relay to create a switched power source. Run power from the battery to the relay (with a fuse in-line) then up to behind the front headlight so you can wire up the USB and have completed the hard part of the heated grips installation.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:07 PM   #5208
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Do a search for tapp lite weatherproof usb. Pretty cool. Its what im running to phone mounted in a aquabox
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:34 PM   #5209
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Thanks for the replies.


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Do a search for tapp lite weatherproof usb. Pretty cool. Its what im running to phone mounted in a aquabox

I saw them today. Did you got straight to the battery, or use their poweret adaptor?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:32 AM   #5210
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Last night I found out the SW-Motech center stand does not fit with the Touratech brake lever. My buddy is going to try and grind the brake lever pivot housing down far enough to clear the center stand bracket that mounts to the right footpeg. Ugh. Nothing is easy. We did manage to put the two new Iridium plugs in. After the center stand gets done I have to cut the Touratech skid plate to fit the SW-Motech crash bars. After that will be the Oxford heated grip install. She's coming along but slower then I'd like.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #5211
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Thanks for the replies.





I saw them today. Did you got straight to the battery, or use their poweret adaptor?
Srtaight to battery
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #5212
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Hey guys,

I'm trying to power my iPhone 5 on my bike... Looking for opinions on my best options. Here's what I see so far:

1. BMW accessory outlet. I can go powerlet to USB, mount the USB up by the bars, then just use a regular USB charging cable for the phone. This sounds good since it'll be keyed (I assume). My concern is leaving the factory accessory plug open, and the little cover (or door) getting ganked by my leg, or just corroded with weather exposure.

2. I could come off my Battery Tender SAE connection to USB, and just unplug and replug after each ride when I connect the tender.

3. I can fight with the tight battery box again and go straight from the battery to USB.


With all the concern about weak battery and little available power, should I be concerned about the cell phone having switched power? There's nothing else "extra" on the bike now, but will likely do heated grips next winter (we've about made it through the cold here in my part of Texas

Any suggestions?
I electrified my Wolfman tank bag and inside is a female cigarette receptacle I can plug accessories into, including USB adaptor I plug the iPhone 5 cable into and charge my bluetooth headset with - tank bag is switched power via Fuzeblock under seat area. Fuzeblock distributes both switched and direct battery power to my LED floods, tank bag, heated grips, GPS power, OEM underseat powerlet (wired for direct power for battery tender and air pump use after airing down for offroad), and heated gear outlet.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #5213
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Is that an aux fuel tank I see?

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Wolman gets my vote. I built the racks and the dry bags are super!

OR a tool tube? If fuel how much does it hold?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #5214
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Rekluse

Anyone have a Rekluse for the XCH they want to part with
Been wanting to try one but not to the retail $ tune.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #5215
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OR a tool tube? If fuel how much does it hold?
Its fuel....... 1.1 gallons


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Old 02-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #5216
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Its fuel....... 1.1 gallons


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Nice.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #5217
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Nice.
Here's a better pic



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Old 02-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #5218
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Hepco Becker saddle bag mounts with Ohlins shock

Anyone running HB saddle bag mounts with an Ohlins shock?

I am in the process of installing the HB mounts but am running into some clearance issues with the ohlins reservoir. I think I may need to fab a new mount for the reservoir.

Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #5219
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Anyone running HB saddle bag mounts with an Ohlins shock?

I am in the process of installing the HB mounts but am running into some clearance issues with the ohlins reservoir. I think I may need to fab a new mount for the reservoir.

Anyone else have this issue?
I had an issue but I don't remember exactly what I did. I think I drilled a hole in the H&B mount and threaded it, then moved the Ohlins bracket and drilled new holes in it so one bolt went through the bracket to the BMW sub frame, and the other bolt just held it to the bracket. I will look for a pic and post more later.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #5220
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Bingo, check out post 4324 in this thread. I describe what I did to the bracket and there are more pics.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...86274&page=289

Here is the pic.

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