Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
Depending on the brand of heated gloves and clothing, there is plenty of room inside the rear passenger storage boxes to mount a couple of gerbings or BMW style power outlets. Much smaller than a standard power plug.
Use the right side box that way the wires are not in the way getting on and off the bike. Route the wires to the acc lugs at the fuse panel. Then you can just plug in when needed. You can mount a controller for the gloves in there too and just let the knob stick outside. For one pair of gloves, one heated vest and a GPS a ten amp fuse is sufficient. I just threw the vest in there as that will be next. If the GPS has a special voltage style plug in, then forget this and just use the same box and glue a spacer into the uneven inside area of the box on the side , drill the proper size hole for whatever standard plug in you use, pop it in with the little fingers that hold it in, route the wires etc.
Or you can build a bracket, with rounded edges and one hole in the back L shape of the bracket and the larger hole in the front of the L to hold the plug in, and mount the whole thing under the passenger hand grip bolt up next to the seat.
The 1800 is my bike. The very best motorcycle ever made. I was enthralled with my first test ride on this machine. It is a great bike. A crotch rocket with storage bags.............As for oil I use the slick kind, and I like round tires, but as of late I have found square ones work best on the rear. Pirelli Eufori 195/55/16 @ 32 PSI