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Offline Greaseball

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12v outlet
on: October 17, 2021, 12:22:15 AM
Do any of you have an aftermarket one installed that fits the stock outlet holes pretty well? Kawasaki lost their damn mind charging $100 for that thing.

Offline RaYzerman

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Re: 12v outlet
Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 01:07:03 AM
I'm sure you can find one that fits a 1" hole (I think the hole is 27mm).  I put a voltmeter in mine and a shift indicator in the other one.  I usually put an aux. fuse panel in and run accessories off that, install GPS, heated gear and USB chargers, etc. separately.  I find lighter plugs way too bulky.
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Re: 12v outlet
Reply #2 on: October 17, 2021, 02:04:49 AM
I found a few usb chargers that had volt meters integrated. They're appealing at a glance but before I bought anything I was curious if anybody on here had any gems from amazon. Also considered just a regular 12v outlet and wiring it into where the OEM plugs into.

*Originally Posted by RaYzerman [+]
I put a voltmeter in mine and a shift indicator in the other one.

is the shift indicator the oem gear indicator or something else?
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Re: 12v outlet
Reply #4 on: October 17, 2021, 01:43:33 PM
*Originally Posted by Greaseball [+]
I found a few usb chargers that had volt meters integrated. They're appealing at a glance but before I bought anything I was curious if anybody on here had any gems from amazon. Also considered just a regular 12v outlet and wiring it into where the OEM plugs into.

is the shift indicator the oem gear indicator or something else?

I'll add that green displays show up better in daylight...........

My shift indicator is a C$30 Chinese one, works fine...... except when you change sprocket gearing, as happens with the OEM as I understand.
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Re: 12v outlet
Reply #5 on: October 17, 2021, 09:11:00 PM
I did install a cheap 12V plug in the OEM hole. The plug was slightly smaller than the hole so I made kind of an adaptor (washer shaped) with a +/- 2 mm thick plastic sheet. Works great!
I also installed a twin USB plug on the other side.
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Re: 12v outlet
Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 09:34:12 PM
Isn't one of the 12 volt sockets from a kawasaki cruiser the same as the versys one but loads cheaper

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Re: 12v outlet
Reply #7 on: October 17, 2021, 10:58:35 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Isn't one of the 12 volt sockets from a kawasaki cruiser the same as the versys one but loads cheaper
Yes it is and I bought and fitted one but I canít remember what model it was for. Voyager? It should be on this forum somewhere because thatís how I got the idea.

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Re: 12v outlet
Reply #8 on: October 18, 2021, 01:01:13 AM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Isn't one of the 12 volt sockets from a kawasaki cruiser the same as the versys one but loads cheaper

Kawasaki's site has one listed for the vulcan 1700 at $40 but the picture doesn't show the pigtail, just what it looks like installed in the fairing. Amazon has an OEM one listed for both bikes with a pics and the pictures look basically the same. This is really helpful info, I'm still going to keep looking around a while before I buy something though.

https://www.amazon.com/Kawasaki-99994-0237-DC-Power-Outlet/dp/B0084EUTM8
https://www.amazon.com/Kawasaki-99994-0485-DC-Power-Outlet/dp/B00XW7HMW2

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Re: 12v outlet
Reply #9 on: October 18, 2021, 01:11:02 AM
On the subject... found this on amazon with a review specifying the 2018 Versys

https://www.amazon.com/KAWASAKI-VULCAN-POWER-OUTLET-99994-0541/dp/B0137CBPJ2

"A lot cheeper than the one for the versys but its the same thing. fits perfect"