Ural sidecar power outlet

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  1. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    I see that they added it around 2006. Can anyone tell me what kind of plug it is? My wife and I will be picking up a new to us 2010 and she'd like to buy an electric blanket for a long trip home. I'd like to swap out the plug before we fly out. (if necessary)

    edit 3/4/2012. Need to know if it's switched or always on.
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  2. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen MORE COWBELL!!!

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    powerlet/BMW, Ural of NE carries a blanket with the plug already on the end of it, around $65 IIRC.
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  3. RottVet

    RottVet Been here awhile

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    Mine is a BMW style receptacle in the tub. I still put an SAE plug-outlet direct wired to the battery for my electric (Gerbing) jacket and for the low amp charger under the driver's seat. My puppies have not required an electric blanket-not yet anyway!:D
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  4. ZONKR

    ZONKR Been here awhile

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    My 2007 has a cigarette lighter type plug.
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  5. Ivan Rider

    Ivan Rider Been here awhile

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    So did mine. I think IMWA switched to the BMW plug in 2008. That's what you'll find on the 2010. I've heard but have not confirmed that John Deer has the same plug for a whole lot less then BMW.
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  6. TebKLR

    TebKLR Been here awhile

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    My '10 GearUp sidecar has the BMW-style socket. Powerlet makes adapters to go to "standard" cigarette-lighter sockets; even a dual outlet one.
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  7. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    Thanks to all for the replies.
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  8. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Hey Tom,

    The wire that supplies the outlet in the tub is a fairly small gauge, and on the long side. It would be best if you add a plug directly to the battery for powering an electric blanket or heated gear.
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  9. MojaveSidecar

    MojaveSidecar Been here awhile

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    I was surprised to discover a cycle air pump with a cigarette (SAE?) adapter I got over a year ago and never used works great with the socket in the sidecar of my 06 GearUp.
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  10. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    Ah, there's a tidbit I needed. I think I'll bring my own fused triple outlet to bolt to the battery. My vest, her blanket (yet to be bought) and the GPS all need power.
    Thanks again guys.
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  11. Ivan Rider

    Ivan Rider Been here awhile

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    You may want to get Her an Electic Blanket. It's cheaper and covers more area. They are on sale right now at Sportsmans Guide.

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/...dium=email-sale&utm_campaign=salewk06tsgtruck
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  12. North"wet"

    North"wet" Born To Meander

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    I bought a 12v electric blanket through Amazon.com with a variable thermostat. There were a number of models available. Mine has a U.S. cigarette lighter plug but I have a European adapter available. The missus likes the blanket.

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  13. RockyMtnRoadRash

    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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    Ditto on a 2007
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  14. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    OK, thanks to you guys I now bought a triple cigarette outlet with a built in 5V USB outlet. I have taken it apart and soldered on a longer, heavier wire with a waterproof fuse. The ends will go directly to the battery. The outlet will be mounted in the tub. I would like to add a relay so the outlets turn off with the ignition switch. Seeing that I'd never use a BMW style outlet, I was thinking of using the factory outlet in the tub to activate the relay- assuming it turns off with the key. This way nothing in the factory wiring gets touched.
    Who can tell me if the factory BMW style outlet is switched?
    Again- I'm in NY and my new bike is tucked away in Washington state so I have to ask you guys. It's a 2010 Gear Up.
    Thanks yet again,
    Tom
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  15. tml82

    tml82 Adventurer

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    The sidecar plug / fusebox are hot all the time.
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