Highway Dirt Bike (HDB) top clamp and handguards

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Chadx, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. copter105

    copter105 Adventurer

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    I'd like to integrate a power source into one of the the big holes in the HDB top clamp. I don't want a powerlet socket. Is there a simple USB socket that will fit that hole?



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  2. motokeith

    motokeith Been here awhile

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    You can fin them all over Amazon for less than $20. Just measure the hole diameter on your clamp and go a searching. If you are installing a USB charge port make sure it's on switched power, otherwise it's a constant draw on your battery.

    I went with a BMW socket sized coax port from Warm-n-Safe. Powers my Montana GPS during the day and with adapters works to charge mobile devices or serves as a plug for my Battery Tender Jr.

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  3. copter105

    copter105 Adventurer

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    I appreciate the response. However, all I can find for plug sockets are 28mm in diameter. The hole on the HDB top clamp is 18mm in diameter (which is the size of powerlet). Does anyone know if they make a 18mm USB plug socket anywhere because I can't seem to find any?
  4. christian

    christian Long timer

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    Looking for the same , no luck yet :-((
  5. tkdcol

    tkdcol Been here awhile

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    Are these top clamps still available from HDB? I only see the modular systems available on the webpage
  6. christian

    christian Long timer

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    I don’t think so, but I have one I’ll try to use
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  7. copter105

    copter105 Adventurer

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    I don't think so either... Anyway, this is what I came up with. A powerlet mounted in the hole and then plugged one of the usb powerlet adapters in there. I'm not too happy about this set up because I feel like the adapter is just going to vibrate out. Here are the items from amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GDUXPCK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VSWDPTZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  8. copter105

    copter105 Adventurer

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    Changed my mind and bought a new top clamp. Left side is a toggle switch to break the connection between the battery and the USB charger when not in use (which is cigarette socket sized). The right button is for the aftermarket led flood lights I run at night. I feel this is a much cleaner look. Plus I was concerned the powerlet attachment would vibrate out or I would lose it somehow. 20200101_094650.jpg
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  9. Dacquiri

    Dacquiri Adventurer

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    Has anyone purchased from HDB recently or heard from them? I placed an order 2 months ago and paid then and am yet to have my order confirmed. Emails go unanswered. Does anyone have a contact number for them perhaps? Please pm me.
  10. HayBailEY

    HayBailEY Groovy

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    I’m in the same boat, only my order being one week old. Hope everything is good in the HDB world. They make a great product that’s worth the wait
  11. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal Supporter

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    Hi Dacre, like I said in my email, my apologies, there were delays and confusion based on trying to ship to a few addresses in the US vs now shipping to South Africa, also we at HDB are in the middle of some changes and have just finished this weekend moving the shop down to Denver. None of which are good excuses, we screwed up your order and will make it right.

    HayBailEY, thanks for the order, we're currently running behind on shipping, but are well on our way to getting organized and caught back up, should be by the end of this week.

    Thanks,
    Paul
  12. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    Once again Great people :clap I am about to place yet another order with them. I have never found hand guards as good as these.
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