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I am trying to find out how to hook up a power adaptor ie lighter in the left pocket in the faring and in the trunk.. need one in faring to power the sirius radio and the on in the trunk to power the mini refrigator for my and my SO insulin.. any help is mucho welcomeo

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The left fairing pocket plug is easy.Take out the four pop rivets and remove the pocket.You will have to drill a hole in the pocket for the socket. http://electricalconnection.com/power-distribution/pplug.htm.I forget the size bit you will need but I used a spade drill bit.There will be a plug in a black boot under the left pocket to plug into.Thats it.

I mounted another outlet in the trunk.I got the outlet from Walmart and drilled a hole in the trunk and ran the wire to a power plate mounted next to the battery and a ground block.http://electricalconnection.com/power-distribution/pplate.htm
 

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Be careful on that set up in the left fairing pocket. I had it installed when I picked up my bike in Gulf Shores, AL and everything worked fine for awhile. Then one day I was going to put air in the tires and plugged my Slime mini air compressor into it, ran a little bit, then nothing. I figured that the compressor overheated and quit. Then when I went to play my Ipod I noticed the battery in it was not charging and finally the Ipod went dead.

Took the Wing to the dealer (was a pretty nice day for a ride) and they found (I think they did not even know it was there) a 3 amp fuseable link their (the old glass type) underneath the pocket. They didn't have that type fuse so I went out and got one and put it in and it worked again.

If you want to hook anything more heavy duty into the front pocket fairing you'd better run a direct line to the battery and, obviously, a higher amp rated fuse.

Just curious what type "small" refrigerator is available (for me...other uses) that can reside in the trunk? I do not have a Gold Wing now but depending on what the "made in Japan" version comes out with I may go for another one whether the wife rides with me or not...I do miss the stereo and the cruise control and the storage (though I've compensated quite well with the Rocket in other areas...including storage).

I will refrain from mentioning what type improvements will probably make it onto the new model as my prediction of the CB being offered standard a few years ago did not/and still has not happened.

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If you don't have heated grips, one can follow a similar process and install an outlet in the right pocket and use the heated grips connector as a power source (keeping in mind that it's also a 5amp circuit - same as the factory left). I made my own connector using Molex parts from www.electricalconnection.com
 

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refrigerator for insulin, lots of folks just use a thermos bottle filled with ice, plenty of free ice around for a thermos bottle, gas stops, resturants etc
 

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If the mini frig is your best option , you really need to run wires right from the battery to a aux power plug in the trunk. I dont think the bike wireing would be heavy enough to run 14~20 amps of load for that long . A few seconds yes but not all day that just to much load. I would install a relay that keeps the fridge running only when the bike is running or key is on acc , it will only take one hour to kill the battery to the point where the bike will not start if left on!
 

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Thanks all for the imput.. will do this on next rainy day or 2..

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I put a plug in both Faring pockets and trunk
left faring pocket there is the power connector, to get correct connector so it plugs in , and wire to cig lighter
http://www.electricalconnection.com/electrical-components/connectors.htm


if you want in right pocket this puts power over to right side
http://www.electricalconnection.com/wire-harnesses/hrns_gl18_06_accy.htm

if ya want to fuse the connectors easily
http://www.electricalconnection.com/wire-harnesses/hrns-gl18_y.htm

trunk has a hot wire always hot but has very small wires on it for the fridge maybe run a good hot wire to batt. area

Lewis at EC has some nice power plugs (Cig adapters, I recommend short ones for faring pockets), there is a mark in the faring pocket where to drill, as said before a wood spade works best
http://www.electricalconnection.com/power-distribution/pplug.htm

also I highly recommend all accessory lighting NOT be tied to the bikes electrical I keep all accessories off the harness if possible with a fuse block for power on it's own
http://www.electricalconnection.com/power-distribution/pplate.htm
 
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