The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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hi there bike fans,
today im fitting a 12 volt cigarete plug adaptor to my bike (xtz660) and im wondering if anyone out there has done similar, and is there any reason why i shouldnt fit one of these sockets.
You can get the bits from Touratech. They do a BMW style fitting and also sell an adaptor from BMW fitting to normal car fitting. I've not fitted it yet, but it will be used to drive my charger for Nimh AA camera batteries, and also a charger for my PDA. Yes, I'm a sad little Techy!
Oooops! I didn't read your first message properly - I thought you wanted to know where to get the bits - but you've clearly already got them. I see no problem - I will be fitting an inline fuse holder with mine - none supplied with kit, but I don't like the thought of my battery discharging itself at full current through a short.Hope this helps.
my triumph has one as standard, it would come in very handy with a couple of provisos. for a start, triumph, honda, BMW standard sockets are smaller than car cigar lighters, about half the size. not a problem if you dont smoke, but getting plugs this size is, most car accessory factors wont have them (anyone know different? please let me know!)my local triumph dealer wants £30. on the plus side, anything made to plug into a bike should have this size already fitted, like heated clothing, BMW GPS stuff etc.
Order a catalogue as it really comes in handy and they are far cheaper than BMW or Touratech.By the way look under warning lights (odd!) and look for the several different types of DIN plugs and sockets.
They even do one that will fit DIN and lighter sockets.
I've fitted one to my 3AJ. Its the small fitment being the same as a BMW. I brought it from my local bike store which also sell's these battery charging systems.
Anyway I've fitted it on the dash above the choke, first drilled a pilot hole then used a wood drill bit to get the required size, taking it very easy, cleaning up with a small file, don't get to carried away as the plastic is quite soft. The Earth wire went to the light earth fitting. The Positive lead I covered with a piece of old fuel hosing as its strapped to the chassis under the tank. I wanted to be sure I didn't rub it through. There is a few centimetre extra at the battery end in case its ever pulled, I've also fitted an inline fuse. Its been on the bike for over a year without any problems. It does have the waterproof cap, just as well really as its always bloody raining here....
The only down side I see is, leaving electrical goods attached with the engine off or trying to pull too much current. Personally I think a telephone battery charger or PDA is fine.
It took an hour or two to fit at a very steady place, only problem is now I've seen the underside of the tank and that's going to need some rust prevention work.
Now I need to find time to build a centre stand, luggage racks and enlarged the side stand foot.
just bought a water proof/rust proof cigret lighter from a site that sell stuff for boats. seems prity good. easy to fit no worries. bought this one because if nothing is plugged in to the hole, a normal cigret lighter will rust up prity quick.
apart from that there all the same, they feed you power the same way no matter what shape and size they are. cost me 6 quid for mine, cheap as chips!
to fit it to a 3aj you need to run a wire (+) to the brown wire on your igniton cable set. this gives you ignition live so the power turns off when the ignitions turned off. then run another wire (-) to the battery neg. hope this helps
[This message has been edited by allen starkey (edited 22 February 2006).]
Fitted my 1VJ with one - marine version (with cover) I got off ebay. Wired it straight to the battery, with a switch and a fuse, fitted it to the handlebars. Plan to use it for recharging my AA batteries as I drive. Will know in a few weeks how it holds out, but so far no problems.
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