The Retrofit kit socket?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by headtube, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. headtube

    headtube 6 mesas de invierno!

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    While dismantling my newly acquired 79 RS I discovered this... number (4) in the pic.

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    I've been meaning to ask the forum what this is used for? I have the socket, but nothing to plug into it.
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  2. bmwrench

    bmwrench Long timer

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    It can be used for battert charging, plugging in electrically heated clothing, etc. The male plug can be found at most BMW dealers, Powerlet, Gerbings, etc. as well as independent shops.
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  3. headtube

    headtube 6 mesas de invierno!

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    Cool.
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  4. Masterpotter

    Masterpotter Adventurer

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    Power outlet for sure. My 81 has an plugin the wire harness, just under the handle on the left side of the frame, that this whole unit plugs into. I use it to plug in my BMW charger and also my heated vest. Seems to be a stock item on RTs.
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