Help finding cables....

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Madmardigan, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Madmardigan

    Madmardigan Generally confused...

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    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
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Y4WX8M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2E944XTTK6JT6

    These two would work too (need to charge both micro and mini)
    Micro USB:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005452PYK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2E944XTTK6JT6

    Mini USB connector:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00544YY0E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2E944XTTK6JT6

    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!
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  2. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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  3. Madmardigan

    Madmardigan Generally confused...

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  4. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    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.
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  5. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties

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

    Madmardigan Generally confused...

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    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!
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  7. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    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.
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  8. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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

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

    Madmardigan Generally confused...

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    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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