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Old 01-16-2019, 08:16 PM
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Adding a Battery Tender USB adapter for charging phone or gopro.

- Install Battery Tender connector to battery (sorry no pic)

- Purchase
https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Smartphone/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547686272&sr=8-3&keywords=battery+tender+usb+charger+for+motorcycle https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Smartphone/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547686272&sr=8-3&keywords=battery+tender+usb+charger+for+motorcycle
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JGDQBJX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JGDQBJX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1





- Find way to route under tank. Need to remove tank. ***EDIT - I will try routing under the instrument bezel first, this should work fine.



- Find best way to attach charger piece to handlebar area. Not sure yet. Will update when finished.






Start charging your phone from the bike battery. This is charging while bike is off, but the point is to charge while riding. Just doing proof of concept.

 

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Old 01-16-2019, 08:18 PM
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I guess you could route under instrument bezel as well. I may try that first, less heat.
 
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:38 PM
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Great idea ! I'm planning on running the same thing from the battery under the tank in the wiring compartment up into the windshield bag so I can charge my phone and listen to my tunes while I ride . Dead phone wont do any good when you need it .
 
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:55 PM
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Last long trip I made, my phone lasted 10 hours with music and GPS going. I almost made it back to base but it would have been nice to have this on that trip.

My gopro died after 90 short minutes. This will be an excellent accessory for video recording.
 
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:03 PM
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Definitely a good idea to have some sort of charging system . Last trip I was on , I took so many pics , my phone died . Good thing the guys I was with had theirs . I'll be better prepared , next time .
 
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I saw the Battery Tender charger a while back and I may purchase one for my RK. It is a good idea.
 
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Must be a short winter where your at...lol...just kidding. I saw that in the store and thought about running it into one of the saddle bags...my wife's phone seems to need an eternal charging.
 
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Nice write up and pics....great job.
 
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Your wife will be happy with that!

SC winters are not bad, it was 34 this morning and cold. I'm cold natured, I don't get hot here until June. When it gets hot, it's brutal though.
 
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Originally Posted by Screamin beagle View Post
Must be a short winter where your at...lol...just kidding. I saw that in the store and thought about running it into one of the saddle bags...my wife's phone seems to need an eternal charging.
LOL, mine too.
 

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