F850GS accessory power

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  1. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I'll be on a rental F850GS in February, and would like to know if it has a 12V accessory power port. I am assuming that it's a 2020 or newer.

    If so, what type (DIN/Powerlet, etc.) and where is it located?

    Thanks in advance for your responses!
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  2. marc11

    marc11 Long timer

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    If 2021 then yes, on the left dash side is a din style plug and on the right dash is a USB socket. Prior to 2021 I think you only had a single din style socket on the right side of the dash.
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  3. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    But be prepared for CANbus to shut down the circuit if it determines there's too much power draw. That's why many owners rewire the accessory socket via a fused cable directly to the battery.
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  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I am going to plug a GPS into it, so should be good. Thanks, guys, for the information.
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  5. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I have run my phone on that port on my 2019 without issue.
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  6. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Follow-up question if anyone is still reading.

    How does one access the battery on this bike? I may consider hooking up a power line directly to run a heated jacket. Any gotchas in doing so?
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  7. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    Battery is easy to get to, just remove the seat.
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  8. marc11

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    Yep as stated under the seat, nothing special to be concerned with directly connecting a heated jacket to the battery.
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