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Been searching around in here but haven't really found what I need. So, does anybody know if there is a 12v power source somewhere under the front cowl like under the side pockets or near the top vents on a 2002 gl1800? I have a gps to wire up and it would be easier then going all the way back to the battery fuse box. Seems I remember there was a connector under the side pocket on my gl1500 but I removed the side pockets on the 1800 and did not see any. Maybe I just missed them cuzzzzzz I don't know what they look like. It does have Muth Mirrors and the add on Honda line heated grips. Maybe they used the connectors ?

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The early models (up to 2005) don't have an extra power source or unused connector. Some chaps here took the easy way and ran a wire coat hanger under the side of the audio shelter and pulled the GPS wire through to the battery. That saves lifting the shelter.
 

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Under the left pocket, there is a connector to plug in a accessory power outlet. I put mine in the left pocket, and with a accessory "Y" adapter, was able to power my GPS, plus my radar detector. Also on the right side, there is a plug to that can be used to power heated grips, or another power plug. These accessory plugs are on all 1800 wings. They are a pain to dig out the 1st time, but they are there.:)
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Are you sure about that Andy? Only I directed the owner of a 2001 1800 to the connector for power, in the rubber boot forward of the left pocket, tucked deep in the rubber boot and he found it and was able to use it for the Hondaline power socket he bought.

Here is a good youtube video that shows how to find that connector and fit a Hondaline power socket Cyclepath....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=COuTOlXT0tU

This should apply to European spec bikes too and is plug and play, just like the US spec ones.
 

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Ok all you guys. Thanks for the info. I will check again tonight when II get home from work. There is wirering for muth mirrors on one side and Honda line heated grips on the other. Plus on the left side there is a an I-pod wireing installed and an inlet jack for the stereo. If those power connectors have been used where can I get that Y-connector you guys talk about/

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When you are delving in the rubber boot that the connector should be located in, under and forward of the left pocket, you may have to delve deep only the connection block is often well inside the boot. The video shows your roughly where the connector will be found but it may not be too obvious.
Here is a link to a socket that will work well as a plug and play one for the fairing pocket fitting.......
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_fairing_pocket_power_plug/120/6354

The plug that you will be finding is on the ACC circuit so will be off when the ignition is off.

One can also be fitted to the trunk/ top box lid liner and again it will be plug and play and that one can be used all the time as it is permanent live. Also available quite reasonably from Cyclemax.....

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_trunk_power_plug/120/6355
 

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Ok all you guys. Thanks for the info. I will check again tonight when II get home from work. There is wirering for muth mirrors on one side and Honda line heated grips on the other. Plus on the left side there is a an I-pod wireing installed and an inlet jack for the stereo. If those power connectors have been used where can I get that Y-connector you guys talk about/

Thanks guys, Cyclepath
I think Gene was talking about the ones that can be bought in pretty much any car accessory shop that have one male plug on the end and two female outlets on the other end that allows two low power items to be fed from one outlet.
 

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Thanks for the links, and I did watch the video so now I will go look again. There is one installed in the trunk already by the PO and he has a usb adapter for it as well. All I need is to find that plug as I would like to hard wire the gps. But then again maybe an extra cig liter socket would be handy.

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When you are delving in the rubber boot that the connector should be located in, under and forward of the left pocket, you may have to delve deep only the connection block is often well inside the boot. The video shows your roughly where the connector will be found but it may not be too obvious.
Here is a link to a socket that will work well as a plug and play one for the fairing pocket fitting.......
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_fairing_pocket_power_plug/120/6354

The plug that you will be finding is on the ACC circuit so will be off when the ignition is off.

One can also be fitted to the trunk/ top box lid liner and again it will be plug and play and that one can be used all the time as it is permanent live. Also available quite reasonably from Cyclemax.....

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_trunk_power_plug/120/6355
 

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I have one into that pocket like in the video and I then put a double adapter into it, which I then put my GPS into and still have a socket free to power up my phone or MP3 player or any low power item.

Additionally I have another socket on the front wall of the right hand pocket, that I have powered direct from the battery, with an in line fuse, which gives me a source inside the lockable pocket, in case I need to leave something charging for a while, if my SOH has the one in the trunk in use for her phone.
 

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The plug was there on my 2002 under the faring pocket

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Ok you guys thanks for the info and the links. I have one cig adapter with the extra connector coming and one from electric connection with the two fuses in it. You guys are the greatest. Now why couldn't I find those on my own. duhhhh :)

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No shame in learning from others. That's why I love this place!

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I knew little more than you Cyclepath and certainly didn't know about that double adaptor wiring kit with the fuses built in. Wish I had when I installed mine, I had to do the wiring myself and it would have been neater as plug and play. :sadguy:
 

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I knew little more than you Cyclepath and certainly didn't know about that double adaptor wiring kit with the fuses built in. Wish I had when I installed mine, I had to do the wiring myself and it would have been neater as plug and play. :sadguy:
Early on before I became a member I was a lurker on here. That's how I found out about the power connection under the pocket. When I ordered my GPS adapter from Kennedy it came with a "Y" cable but without the fuses. I need to add in an outlet in the pocket so I'll order the E.C. Cable with the fuses when I'm ready to install the outlet. I like the idea of having separate fuses!

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I knew little more than you Cyclepath and certainly didn't know about that double adaptor wiring kit with the fuses built in. Wish I had when I installed mine, I had to do the wiring myself and it would have been neater as plug and play. :sadguy:
Yup. I hear ya Pete. On my 1500 I did all the wiring painstakingly by hand and used a remote fuse box. Lots of work but I like neat and tidy. :) These adapters will make it much easier. There is a bunch of stuff already added by the PO I may redo when I have the time. But for now it works ok. Only got two weeks left before I leave on a 10 week trip. Lots of details to do before I go. Been going over the bike from front to rear. Don't want any trouble on the road. I had 169,000 smiles on my 1500 and not one bit of trouble. Had no problem selling it...sniff, sniff... It went to a good home. Hope this 1800 proves to be as reliable.

So thanks to all you guys. Your the greatest. :bow:

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