Phil50 Posted May 9, 2011 Share Posted May 9, 2011 I'm just sticking this here in case it is of any use to anyone else. When I was searching for information on likely power sources the description of the radio socket was different to what I found. I used to have a cigar lighter socket which was just an extension from one of the two poser sockets on the left hand side. This resulted in a bit of a mess of wires in the radio cubby hole. I had the tupperware off anyway and decided to tidy the whole thing up. I like having the car type cigar lighter sockets because it allows you to use standard phone chargers etc and you can take them from your car to your bike. I bought a double socket opened it up and cut out the LED and wire to it. I could only find an "always on" supply in the handily placed blue radio socket and don't want the little LED do be on no matter how little it draws. On my 2003 R1150RT the socket has a Brown (ground), Red and White (positive always on), Blue and White, Blue and Red the last two of these appear to be speaker cables. I was feeling brave and so drilled into the radio box and fitted a rubber grommet. The socket is mounted on 3M double lock inside the front of the box and I used straight through crimp connectors to act as plugs into the radio socket. Result no mess of wires. Link to comment
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