I mounted a 12-volt receptacle (fused, direct wiring to the battery) on the plastic wiring connections cover at the front of the steering head (clears fairing, windshield).
The inherent vibrations of the KLR650 ('07) challenge the purchase of the plug in the socket. The "whole lot of shakin' goin' on" shakes the plug from the socket, without compensatory rubber bands to maintain the connection.
Some vibration isolation mounting (e.g., using foam), a more satisfactory mounting point, or maybe a socket with a spring-loaded cover (mine's a mere rubber disk) would hold the plug secure.
Don't like using the rubber bands, but--'til a more permanent solution arises, the elastics will "git 'er done."
I added a more robust bash plate, engine guards/highway pegs, and NERF BARS. The highway pegs aren't essential, in my view, but the HT PD nerf bars mount there. If you go the nerf bar route, insert the upper left bolt from the RIGHT side of the frame, so removing the nut allows folding down the left nerf for radiator cap access . . .
Last edited by XDragRacer; 23 Jul 2008 at 16:03.