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Hello fellow Gold wingers,

I just purchased a GL1800 with Navigation and ABS, tons of chrome, enough bragging, lol. And would like to install a 12volt, like the old cigarette lighter female plugin style inside the left cowl storage compartment so it sits flush on the bottom.

My question is, is there room underneath the box or should I remove the box first? 2nd question, how do I remove the rivet looking things?:wtf:

Thank you,
Gary
 

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Congrats on your new ride and welcome aboard! Be sure to post and introduction over in the New Members Introduction forum so you can be properly greeted!!

Most people install them in the forward wall of the left pocket where there is enough room and that is the intended location for most aftermarket kits. The 1800 has an available plug for this install forward of the left pocket.

To remove the pins you take a pointed object (I use a small phillips head scerew driver) and push IN on the ceter pin. Then you get a finger nail or small screw driver under the edge and lift up. To put them back you pull the center pin back up into a raised position and insert it into the hole, then push the center pin flush. Pretty easy actually once you've done it.
 

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Hi gneiser and a warm welcome to the forums here. :waving:

When you have the pocket removed you will find a small cross on the front wall of the pocket. If you drill the hole here it will allow a Hondaline socket to be fitted and it will not foul anything in front when the pocket is re fitted.
I would personally advise getting either a Hondaline socket or an aftermarket one from somewhere like Cyclemax.com because not only will it fit nicely, but it will come with the correct plug on the end of the lead which will allow you to plug and play it to the corresponding socket that is inside the rubber boot just forward of where the pocket sits. The plug can be hard to discover, but trust me, it will be in there.
Fitting any old socket will then mean that you would need to splice wires in and that is not so great when you can just plug something in.
Here is a link to the one from Cyclemax.com and they are good people to deal with and highly respected by members on this site.....

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_fairing_pocket_power_plug/120/6354

Enjoy your new Wing and visiting here when you are not on the open road.
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Welcome to the forum.

I had a socket already in the left pocket when I purchased my 1800. The problem that I have with the location is once one item is plugged in, the pocket becomes mostly useless space. I purchased a 2 headed socket to make the plug ins movable, but the original plug in the wall is still taking up to much space. I am thinking of removing the socket in the side wall and hard wiring the 2 sockets so just the wire protrudes through the pocket wall and the 2 sockets can now just sit in the pocket and more stuff can be carried in that pocket.

Here is the 12v sockets that i am referring to: [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Roadpro-Platinum-Cigarette-Lighter-Adapter/dp/B0016LE80K/ref=sr_1_41?ie=UTF8&qid=1370969772&sr=8-41&keywords=12v+sockets[/ame]
 

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Welcome:waving:gneiser
 
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