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Offline Ditchburn12

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Fitting 12v socket
« on: February 10, 2019, 07:13:42 PM »
Can anyone tell me how to remove the round blanking plug in the fairing to replace it with a 12v socket. Do they just lever out or are they held inside the cowling. Thanks

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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 07:32:41 PM »
It's held in place from behind by a single screw.  You will need a short Philips screw driver to remove it.  It is a bit tedious, but quite doable to get your hand up in there and remove it.

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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 10:20:15 PM »
Yes, it IS tedious.  Just a little thin strip of metal and a single screw. 
If I remember - I got my hand up under there and sorta wiggled it and turned the blank a little and then it loosened up and and unscrewed.

A couple of heartfelt curse words seemed to help.
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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 11:28:48 PM »
As always, remember to fill the dark hole with a towel or the dropped screw will disappear into the frame and bodywork forever.  :157:
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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 12:54:37 AM »
I just took the front end off to install the 12V Outlet and Gear Indicator. Had taken it off several times to mount my Stebel Horn also...It was very simple using these instructions..https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,15367.0.html

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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 12:06:08 PM »
Not trying to hijack this thread. But are most of you guys using the oem 12v socket? It plugs in behind the fairing right? But man, it's so expensive.
 I've never been a "techy" kinda guy...never used a GPS on my bikes...heck, I just recently gave up my flip phone for a smart phone. But now I'm thinking about utilizing my smart phone more. A 12v socket may be in the future.

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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 08:44:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by Iceman63 [+]
Not trying to hijack this thread. But are most of you guys using the oem 12v socket? It plugs in behind the fairing right? But man, it's so expensive.
 I've never been a "techy" kinda guy...never used a GPS on my bikes...heck, I just recently gave up my flip phone for a smart phone. But now I'm thinking about utilizing my smart phone more. A 12v socket may be in the future.


The 12V Outlet for the Vulcan S will work and its $24.95. https://www.kawasaki.com/accessories/item/dc-power-outlet/999940541    I found this out after i ordered the OEM one for the Versys
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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 08:51:06 PM »
Blue Seas System sells marine quality dual port USB socket for $16.00 on Amazon.  Fits perfectly.

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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 11:58:55 AM »
Looks like a relay kit is required?

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Re: Fitting 12v socket
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 05:46:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Iceman63 [+]
Looks like a relay kit is required?


Not on the 1000 for the Versys 650 yes...
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