Dumb question about F800GS

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Meter Man, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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    I am renting a motorcycle in Spain. The rental operator notes that the bike has an electrical outlet.

    Is there a standard BMW outlet that requires an adapter or is it a standard accessory plug like in cars?

    Or I need to ask them because it could be either.:rofl
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  2. Jamm

    Jamm Old man on 2 wheels

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    There is a standard DIN power outlet located by the key switch. The DIN outlet is different from a regular cig outlet.
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  3. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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    The outlet by the key takes a special male plug from BMW or Powerlet among others. It is a very low amperage outlet - good for GPS, recharging phones and cameras etc., but not enough heated vests, etc.
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  4. BillACK

    BillACK Adventurer

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    The outlet runs my electric vest just fine.

    YMMV,

    Bill
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  5. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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    I have a standard Gerbing vest. :1drink
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  6. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    it's smaller than the normal ones. you need a specific "motorcycle" one... you can get it from almost each motorcycle accessory handler
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  7. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    Adapters are available for cigarette or USB, if you have chargers that use those power sources. Wunderlich, Touratech and many others offer them.
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  8. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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    Thanks for the info guys!
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  9. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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    :DRental place confirmed it is the BMW outlet.
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  10. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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    Additional dumb question:

    Gerbing says their vest draws 4.5 amps. All the online materials state the BMW accessory plug allows up to 5 amps.

    Various owners give conflicting reports on if the accessory plug will power the vest without shutting down.

    Anyone?
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  11. Reaver

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    I run my BMW heated vest no prob. The one with just an on/off switch, no hi/low. Don't know the draw on it but it keeps on ticking.
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