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Hi, I am considering fitting a 12v accessrories socket to my Trophy and wondered if anyone had experience and recommendations before I start. I note from the wiring diagram there should be a connector in my faring. There certainly is a two pin locking black connector - is this the one? If it is can anyone identify the manufacturer or even the part number so I can wire to this connector?

(1996 Trophy 900)

P.S Great to see such a successful international site for Triumphs :) :-g
 

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That is the factory plug. You will never find the opposite. Any aftermarket receptacle(socket) will work, I ran mine into the cubby hole where the fuse box is located. Just strip the wires, solder the connections and use a good quality elec. tape to seal out the rain. Use a test lite to insure it is a 12v supply.
 

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Welcome Newbie,
If you have a marine/boat shop near by check out what they have on hand. Have a tube of silicone on hand as well, it should be available at the boat shop you visit. Tell them exactly what you plan on doing.

Cheer's,
Tom
 

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Most RV / Camper (any many good auto supply) shops carry 12V sockets like you want that have waterproof caps when not being used.

First decide if you want the accessory socket to be switched with the ignition or "always on".

If you use a tester as mentioned above, you can discern if the source you are tapping into is switched with the ignition or not.

You can ground it to any screw or bolt on the frame.

Most of these require that you drill the hole with a hole saw. If you are placing it on top of the fascia where it'll be seen and you want it to be neat, then first drill a small pilot hole to keep the hole saw centered so you don't screw it all up. Drill through slowly with minimum pressure so you don't crack the fascia.
 
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Hi,
thanks for all the tips but I wont be doing it for another week now. I've got to take my son to a Judo competition in Walsall as his lift has let him down!

But thanks once again for your comments.
 

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On 2007-01-27 14:29, TrophyTiger wrote:
Hi, I am considering fitting a 12v accessrories socket to my Trophy and wondered if anyone had experience and recommendations before I start. I note from the wiring diagram there should be a connector in my faring. There certainly is a two pin locking black connector - is this the one? If it is can anyone identify the manufacturer or even the part number so I can wire to this connector?

(1996 Trophy 900)

P.S Great to see such a successful international site for Triumphs :) :-g
Hi TrophyTiger,

Where is this two pin plug located as I am looking to fit heated grips and wnoder whether this will be suitable.

Thanks GG
 

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Does anyone know or can reccomend where to wire in my heated grips?

I have tried searching for the accessory plug which is listed on the wiring diagram but can not find it.

If it does not exist then I will have to fit a new relay from the battery with the coil feed taken from the iginition circuit.

Hopefully one of you sages will save me some time though.

Regards, GG
 

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If you can't find the two-prong wire, then go directly back to the fuse panel & trace the wire that comes out of the "accessory" 10A fuse. That's an extra fuse from the factory, so you can tap into it for use.
 

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On 2007-02-23 09:56, porsche996 wrote:
If you can't find the two-prong wire, then go directly back to the fuse panel & trace the wire that comes out of the "accessory" 10A fuse. That's an extra fuse from the factory, so you can tap into it for use.
Thanks 'porsche996', managed to find the connector following the post from 'narrowminded'.

It really amazes me just how usefull sites like this are, you have a problem or a question and someone replies with the solution. It is a shame that life does not reflect the same though!!

Thanks again 'porsche996', GG
 

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Believe it or not this same discussion recently took place on a mailing list I belong to.

Quite a few people wrote in to say that they found excellent waterproof sockets at a very reasonable cost at their local John Deer tractor dealer! I kid you not :razz:
 

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Waterproof sockets are great as long as what your plugging into them is also. What it'll be used for should be considered when deciding where to locate the socket. I use mine to charge my cell phone, neither the 12v adapter of the phone are water-resistant so the socket being so isn't relevant. As I wrote before mine is corded and tucked into the fuse compartment. Everything fits and in really bad weather I put it all in a baggy. About as good as it can be.
Just my 2cents!
 

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I think they realize that whatever you plug into them won't be waterproof when in use if it's exposed to rain.

But when you aren't using the socket and it's located on the fascia, it's nice to have a waterproof cover.
 

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RE: Rader detector, water proof acc. outlet,
I used RAM mounts for my detector & cell phone, I replaced half of the clutch mounting bracket with the one avaiable from RAM with the dual balls. It's a very easy ,clean and relitivlly cheap installation. RAM mounts are avaliable at Cyclegadgets.com
Whitehorsepress.com has a wide selection of waterproof plugs & sockets all geared towards bikes.
 

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OK thanks Ken

So what detector did you buy and what set up. Couldnt see the 2 balls one? I only want a detector set-up as the cops here are very KEEN on speeding and with 2 tickets in my car, and the wife has 3 in her Merc, its getting expensive!

Power, care to help out the supply. Is it from the ignition as I want to get a seperate unit that will stay on the bike and switches of automatically, BUT if I have to, and of course remember, I can switch the actual device on/off itself. And of course has the waterproof too I guess

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I used a RAM #HB2 handle bar mount[switchgear bolt base].On 1 ball I used 1 "short" & 1 "standard" arm with a "barbell" in between and a "plate" on top.This was for the detector{BELL model # ???It grew legs at a Dunkin Donuts in Jersey} which was held on by some large O rings.The 2nd ball got a long "arm" and a "clamp" for the cell phone.The clamp works with candy bar type cell phones or smaller GPS type devices.
POWER---
Since I am an avid offroader I like things to be bullet proof , I tend to overbuild things.Using # 12 wire direct to the battery with a H/D inline fuse. I installed two panel mount "Powerlet Sockets". [rader & heated suit]
I insalled super duper" Powerlet Plugs" on the cable ends. All connections were coated with dielectric grease and adhesive heat shrink.The powerlet stuff came from WhitehorseGear.com not press.
Hope this Helps.
 

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mmmmmmmm errrrrrrr maybe?

A ball arm will be easy to clip on, then I have to buy a "cover" to fit around the unit to keep it waterproof, ( is that right), then I have to buy a unit that will fit into that "box". Or should I do it the other way around.

But if I tuck the detector right up against the screen, will I need said box?

Power supply. So you took a direct lead off the battery, so I shall "assume" you swithch it on/off manually, at the unit?

I shall have to buy a detector that has bright flashy lights as I wont hear***** all driving I guess.

OOOOOOOO errrrrr

[ This message was edited by: cornishgolfer1 on 2007-03-02 10:27 ]
 
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