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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GB, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    Thanks, I will try the Terra route. Max BMW parts fische still lists the cable but I havent tried to complete the sale. Crash bars too.
    Anyway the cable is my main concern
  2. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

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    Wiring is done! She starts and runs.
  3. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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  4. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    i've never hard-mounted any USB ports for being afraid they might vibrate to bits. I ran a cable from a aux power port to the tank bag, in which I then have a multi port power supply.
  5. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

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    This is my first usb plug. I’ve always used regular cigarette style plugs with good luck. We will see how this lasts.
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  6. rryd

    rryd Adventurer

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    My cigarette style plug stop working after about 1 year when I was in a foreign country about 1200km from home, got a usb plug local that have worked with no problems last 6 years.
  7. CapeMan

    CapeMan Dirt Duffer Supporter

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    I started off using the cigarette-plug style of USB charger a while back but experienced a series of failures when riding rough trails. I took the chargers apart after the third one failed and saw that they all had the same problem.

    In case you don't know what a “choke” is, it's an electronic component that looks like a very small gray or brown doughnut-shape (torus) that's wrapped with wire and the two leads from this wire wrapping are then soldered to the circuit board. Every failed charger had a choke with a broken wire and I was able to restore operation on one charger by re-soldering the broken lead.

    What seemed to be happening was that, when riding a rough trail, the choke would shake or vibrate and eventually fatigue and break one of the wire leads. My initial fix was to buy chargers with housings that I could disassemble and then reinforce the choke wire mount with silicon goop or hot-melt glue to stop any shaking, and that worked fine – no more failures.

    But I've recently (1-2 years ago) gone with a 12V → 5V converter like the one @waylongway suggests a couple of posts above. The one I use has been “potted” so the circuit board is totally enclosed in some kind of black plastic resin so it's weather and vibration proof.
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  8. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    I still use SAE plug to dedicated tank bag plug for ear buds,battery bump and what not.....:-)
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  9. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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  10. computer_freak

    computer_freak Been here awhile

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    I've had zero problems with this charger:

    https://ultimateaddons.com/products/1-metre-compact-right-angle-din-hella-auxiliary-charger

    Cable is a bit short with only one meter and barely enough to go from the seat to the handlebars. I've also had it plugged in for four weeks in storage, the battery didn't drain.
    In case of failure, my Android GPS has a five hour battery and I carry a spare charger for my iPhone. These chargers are also for sale in many stores in case of emergency.

    I prefer having few parts over many parts.
  11. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    I have been using this charger for 4 years now havent failed me yet
    https://ultimateaddons.com/collecti...terproof-motorcycle-scooter-hard-wire-charger
    And Fit whichever adapter I need
    https://ultimateaddons.com/collecti...erproof-charger-cables-for-hardwire-din-hella
    THeir cases are tough and waterproof with infinite mounting possibilities

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  12. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Who makes a steering stabilizer for the X?
  13. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Emig racing makes a sub mount kit for the X.
  14. rryd

    rryd Adventurer

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  15. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    So my buddy tells me I worry too much about this bike in remote areas solo but Damm there is a lot going on behind the scenes! 37097.jpeg
  16. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    Anyway while doing some general maintainence wondering if any of you have or know of a sensible way to add pig tails to the battery for easy access if a jump is ever needed to be received or given.
  17. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo Supporter

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    I have heard of people jump starting thru the powerlet plug.

    I have never tried it myself and worry about doing it on the X given the EFI, but maybe somebody here has done it. Not sure what size fuse protects that circuit.
  18. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    8 gauge cable with eyelet to positive terminal protected with wire nut and tucked under the seat. Negative by clamping to any bare metal. Small jump starter in the back pack. Here. Thank me later :)
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  19. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    okee dokee. Thanks
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  20. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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    Denne er veldig anvendelig til bra pris. Sømforsegler du den er den også helt vanntett.
    Kommer i flere størrelser og både i grønn og camo.
    https://www.magasinet.no/dovrefjell-tarp-3-x-3m-gronn

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