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post #1 of 11 Old 05-08-2013, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm installing power outlet on bike...

Hey, I'm installing a power outlet, wondering were the best place to put a ground is.

I don't want it on the batteries ground...
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Right here ? The hinge bolt?

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Or on this bolt for this box(whatever it is, bank angle sensor?)

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Those are probably ok but I just went ahead and grounded it directly to the battery and ran the power from it as well. I don't leave anything plugged into the bike unless I ride it so I figured that was the easiest way to not cause some weird short or something.

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I get my fused 12v from the hot post on the starter relay, for my ground I drilled and tapped a bolt hole into the side of the main frame.

My battery charge harness & power block run off these connections.

This makes battery changes/maintainence easier & drilling and tapping the steal frame is pretty straight forward.

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And if the hot wire is going from the starter relay than that means it could only have power if starter has power.....

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Well, I need to correct myself. When I park the bike and walk away for the day I do not leave stuff plugged in but when I am camping at times I'll leave my phone or GPS plugged in to charge for a little while and that is why I hooked mine up hot. That way it would not be as much of a draw as having to have the key on.

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And if the hot wire is going from the starter relay than that means it could only have power if starter has power.....
Just took another look. My battery charger is on the 12v constant terminal of the starter relay.

My power supply/distribution block is spliced into a heavy wire that feeds the ignition circuit.

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Just curious but where are you planning on putting your outlet? I kinda attached mine to the throttle cables with some zip-ties. Pretty Janky but it works and unless you really look it's not noticeable?
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Well the power outlet for mine will be tucked away. I'm actually looking to just plug in a cell phone car charger and then run its cord up towards the handle bars, over the top of gas tank and into a tankbag...

When not in use it will have a place that I can tuck it away till needed of course.

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And yours I think is cool right there...

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