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2.1 amps outputQuite portableRubber flap protects charger connectorsPerfect for a charging device for your bike, ATV, etc.Attaches to existing Battery Tender quick disconnect
Not hard. Do you want the super easy and lazy way?
Get a battery tender quick disconnect and then get the usb port that plugs directly into it.
Quick disconnect: https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0069-6-Terminal-Disconnect/dp/B000NCOKZQ
USB port: https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Smartphone/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=pd_sim_263_3?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B00DJ5KEF4&amp;pd_rd_r=YJ39F7M010D2BW6GZEY0&amp;pd_rd_w=ANaFZ&amp;pd_rd_wg=QpvAv&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=YJ39F7M010D2BW6GZEY0
That seems correct. Check your battery and look for extra cables there. There should be a little cable that has a fuse added to it, if so, then you are golden. Just get a USB adapter and you have a quick phone charger. I run a similar system on my bike for long trips.
Battery tender USB adapter thingy
Height should be your biggest concern.
I'm 5'11", with kinda short legs, too. I couldn't ride this bike if it were any higher. You can get lowering links, and a different seat, and you should be OK - right about where I'm at, but it may never be "like a glove" comfortable.
It will totally get the city job done. Little box on the back, and you're good to go. When they hit potholes, and nearly lose it, you'll float over like nothing. Mine is a daily commuter and a weekend warrior. There is nothing this bike won't do "pretty ok".
Riding is riding. Unless you're trying to keep up with people doing 80+, you'll be just fine. The bike is as much fun as any other bike on the street at <60mph. I've ridden with groups of guys on harleys, groups of older guys on Can-Am and Goldwing trikes, adventure bike groups, groups of kids on dirtbikes, families on atvs, and in giant packs of streetbikes on weekend evenings.
Travelling far distance ... don't do it unless you're comfortable on a bike already. Riding for hours on end can play tricks with your concentration and whatnot. If you must, and you're not that experienced, plan on a 15-20 minute break for every hour riding. Just do it.
Here's some shit that I learned the hard way:
Change the oil/filters before you go, and check the plug. Check your air filter after 1000 miles of highway/trail. Plan your trip to avoid interstate. You will be much more relaxed on smaller highways, and you won't have as many trucks and their drafts to contend with. Calculate your gas mileage at every fillup. Little problems can show up as dropping mileage before they become big problems. Put some flat stop in your tubes. Give the tires a push check before starting every time. Bring rain riding gear, and hope you don't need it. Get a throttle lock. Either a good one or a cheap one. The KLR will vibrate your hands numb, you will need to get your hand off the bars for a bit. Wear a camelback water bag. A good GPS/phone mount that offers visibility without having to look away from the road is really nice when going through unfamiliar towns. Make sure you have a usb charger if you don't have a 12v socket. for your gps/phone on the bike. Carry extra cheap eye protection. One of those ATV seat pads can help if you get a sore ass easily. Don't beeline it to your destination - make a point to include a side-trip up a mountain or something as often as you can.
I think you'll end up liking the bike, and you'll end up going on that "adventure" ride sooner than you think :)
Lanesplitting is as easy as you want it to be, with no panniers. It starts to get hairy above 60, because after that the KLR just doesn't have the instant go that you need to zip through smaller spaces. So at those speeds, you're more like a cruiser bike. But at city speeds, once you've been in the saddle a few months, it feels really small in traffic.
Install one of these as well as one of these and you're good to go. That is the setup I have running to my handlebars for my phone while riding. I also installed a switch so I can stop it from pulling power when parked or raining or whatever, you can see the switch glowing red under my seat.
Skip the cigarette adapter. THIS is all you need to connect to the tender wire you have.
so much better than a stupid cigarette adapter.
And this USB adapter plugs into it to charge your phone and such. www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ5KEF4?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
If your heart isn't set on the 2 gallon tank, try a 3 gallon. It would look good and fill in that gap between the seat and tank. I do 120+ miles on my 48 weekly.
Since everyone is mentioning phones, I use one of these when my phone dies. It will let you charge your phone off of the battery tender connector.
Battery Tender makes a quick disconnect plug. I have one on my bike that I use to connect the tender. You screw it onto the battery terminals. I also have a USB plug that I can connect to it and charge phones, cameras, whatever.
This plus a tender lead will take care of that.
I've had this for over a year and it works great
If you buy a battery tender it comes with one of these that the usb thingy hooks right up to. I just have it hanging out the side of my bike and I can easily tuck it up under the fairings.
Seems pretty normal to me, I have one on my bike. It shares the hookups for my battery tender but it's the same idea.
I don't see why it would drain the battery unless you have a phone plugged into it.
Battery SAE Connector $6
SEA connection that has 4 plugs. If I need to hook up a battery charger or air compressor it's nice.
USB Power $10 I used one for the phone itself and one for the hub, however you only need one. I just didnt not want the amplifier taking power away from charging the phone. Redundancy is nice too. Extra USB ports for whatever.
USB Hub $7 For all the gadgets.
USB Phone Power Cable $5 This is the real weak point in the setup. I've gone through a lot of these. monoprice.com is good for really cheap cords.
[Phone Audio output(between phone and amplifier)] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F9KUF7O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
$7 Quality cord here. Purchased for the right angle plug.
[Amplifier]( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HJWWW8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 $28
Amplifier output connection: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007FGU7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) $30 After not being able to hear very well with no amplifier, this greatly improved the experience.
Helmet coil cord $5 With this cord you never know the cord is there until you get off the bike and it will break away.
Helmet speakers: $10 I found a great deal on ebay for some "hoodie" speakers and I epoxied them in the helmet. You could always use this setup with earbuds too, but I was never fond of getting them pulled out while riding.
Phone mount $35 I would trust it will an $800 phone.
Total Cost w/ Phone Mount: $ 115
Appears to be a good design. The only spot I could see water being a problem would be the the 2-pole connection, but you do not have to use that or could hide the connection in the battery compartment. But for $40 I would attempt to make this myself. Just make sure you have an inline fuse. Or look at this and it even has USB. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FR2JF0W/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_x5XEub01RE0HP. If you are looking for just USB there is this. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_A8XEub0EXCW4G
Most people can manage to install the battery tender pigtails on their own.
This, SAE (battery tender plug) to USB charger:
$10 and may just save your ass if your phone dies out on the road and you need help, or to look up directions, etc....
plus this: https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Smartphone/dp/B00DJ5KEF4
The first one has a number of accessories you can connect from a battery charger to heated clothing. The second is a usb adapter.
Get a little tank bag:
My bike had a battery tender cord on it when I bought it, so I added this:
Works just fine.
This is also handy:
Add this cord for compactness:
Get something that has a cover for the plug when you're not using it. Like this or this. Also, let me know if you figure out a way to get actual USB-C charging speeds.
You can chuck this on the wiring and then a USB to mini USB for your phone. Think this is what you want
Battery Tender 081-0069-6 Ring Terminal Harness with Black Fused 2-Pin Quick Disconnect Plug https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NCOKZQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_CO2myb008ZQVE
Battery Tender 081-0158 Black Quick Disconnect Plug with USB Charger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_RP2mybAQ3ZYY3
Then you just connect and route a standard USB to mini USB.
Look for an SAE ring terminal harness and one of these
I took the wires and ran them under the gas tank and just zip tied it to my handlebars with a black zip tie. 99% of people don't even notice it.
Wow, I hadn't considered using the bike to charge my phone. Just found that there's a usb adapter that connects directly to the Battery Tender leads.
To hold the phone, get a RAM mount.
To charge the phone, you need this adapter and an SAE cable running from your battery (The cable with the round terminals in this kit).
I've seen some touring bikes with cup holders but a Camelbak/water bladder would probably be easier to use while riding.
Yes, SAE is what battery tender's use to trickle charge, buy one of these and it will let you tap power to charge your phone or GPS.
I personally use this instead so I can plug it up at the triple tree.
Here is another that goes from SAE to cigaret
They are very useful when going on long trips when you don't know the roads. I love having the ram mount.
K) I also need a phone mount and how the F do you get a charger or "cigarette lighter" to keep the phone charged for the Waze.
Battery Tender 12 Volt Junior Automatic Battery Charger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CITK8S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aJygDb3YPNVR9
Battery Tender 081-0158 Quick Disconnect Plug with USB Charger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_PHygDbY6Z9FSG
That gives you a charger and a battery tender.
I have this mounted to the dash extender on my Dyna:
SCOSCHE MAGDMB MagicMount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I608BJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lKygDb5V5QAWE
It's been rock solid for years (the tank is higher than the phone so wind doesn't catch it) and it's not mounted to the handlebars where it can distract me or vibrate loose. My post history has pictures but I've never seen a Sportster with a tank mounted dash so you'd have to stick it on the paint.
And this in the windshield of my truck too:
SCOSCHE MAGHDGPS MagicMount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q69U8YM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aLygDb46TW35Y
For etiquette, I keep just about everything to a quick wave or beep-beep at most. If I happen to see some others, I usually just fall in line with them as far as our paths are the same. I ride in the back of the group and keep about the same amount of space the rest of the group has. If they ride side to side, I get as close as I feel comfortable (and that isn't side by side lol). If they're staggered, I stay staggered too. Stop lights are different. Pull right up next to them and give them a quick head nod or maybe a compliment lol
2 things come to mind.
You sure can!
Just remember to disconnect it when not in use - even with no device attached, they draw a small amount of current.
i have that set up. if nothing is plugged into the 12v adapter it doesn't draw power. 2 years so far without any battery related issues.
I use a regular 12v socket instead of the USB because i use a quickcharge charger with my phone because gps and screen on full brightness + data really drains the battery and normal chargers can't keep up.
is a great way to charge electronics. For camping entertainment or just otherwise. Also look for camp sites with good hiking or hotsprings nearby. Nothing is better than soaking after a full days ride.
Old thread but thought I'd share in case someone finds this. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1487481829&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=battery+tender+usb&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=31-cnGD8--L&amp;ref=plSrch
This is what I use to charge my phone. Plugs into your battery tender port. It generates 1amp I believe but it's enough to keep the phone charged while using it for GPS. Cheap, light, works.
EDiT: probably not useful for all the stuff you want to charge.
Along the lines of the portable battery charger, I would also recommend this handy little charger. It plugs right in to a battery tender (SAE) cable and gives you a 2.1A USB plug. While a phone doesn't suck up a ton of juice, I'd advise idling the bike while charging just to make sure you don't end up with a flat battery somewhere you don't have a jump handy. It's probably the cheapest and easiest way to put a USB charger on a bike, and comes with the added benefit of making you install an SAE cable, which is also very handy to have.
To add to the Garmin comments, I have decided to switch to a gps instead of my phone simply because I have many times found myself in an area of poor cell reception-and no cell means no GPS. This is especially irritating when I have GPS'd my way TO that spot, and now can't hit the cell tower to put in a new destination.
Anyways after much consternation I finally bought the super expensive Zumo 595LM. In this day and age it REALLY hurt my feelings to drop that kind of cash on a gps when Google Maps works so great AND has live traffic. But anyways, its hard wired to the bike and has a bonus USB plug all its own. So now I can run the GPS all day long AND leave my phone plugged in through the Garmin cord so I can run Waze. Good stuff.
A much cheaper solution (and what I have been doing up until then) is to drop 10 bucks on Amazon for a trickler charger to USB plug, THIS ONE. Pro tip, I buy a usb cord (or lightning cord for a fruit phone) and electrical tape it to this plug so the connection is nice and tight. In the past I've had the cord jiggle which was really irritating having my phone wake up and go to sleep, wake up and go to sleep. Also it eventually burned out my Amazon plug. So get a nice charging cord and dedicate it to the bike. Never a problem since. Just toss that cord/plug combo in your saddlebag with your RAM mount when not in use.
Yeah, everyone who wants to maintain their battery (especially for storage and through cold weather) should put it on a battery tender. $40 will save you a new battery and many headaches.
Plus, you can get a usb adapter for the quick-disconenct that comes off your battery, or a voltage meter to check your battery status.
Other people mentioned the Battery Tender adapter, which is great.
This guy did a great review on some Bonneville upgrades, and the charger set up he did is excellent.
I am pretty sure this would mount on a ST just the same. I use this on a 60 mile round trip commute and its great. Good visibility and it keeps everything charged.
Basically get these:
Battery Tender Harness
And a small piece of velco with glue on it to hold the adapter/cord to your bike when not in use.
Do you really commute 200 miles a day? Or is that just a fun trip you have planned?
My actual phone goes in my napoleon pocket while I use an old phone with no SIM as a speedometer, like so.
RAM Quick-Grip with the long arm fastened to the front faring bracket. Rock solid. Electrical uses a cheap 3ft left angle USB cable routed to a Battery Tender USB adapter along the harness/under the tank.
I added one of these to my bike.
I then plug in one of these to charge my phone.
I much prefer the modular setup as I can plug in other accessories to the same port, such as my tire inflator. However one of the direct to battery usb chargers may be cheaper.
SAE connector. I use it to charge my bike or to charge my external battery so I can then charge my other, more expensive, devices.
I have one of these that I could get this fella to connect to. Should be good enough plus it's easy to get the bike's battery charged up if you don't ride for a few weeks.
Do not cut into or splice off of your wire harness. Get a battery tender pigtail that connects directly to your battery (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NCOKZQ/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_-1cAzb8YDMYBC). Then use a 'Battery Tender SAE to USB adapter to plug a USB cable into (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_r3cAzbN5DASR2). This was you can charge you bike when parked for a while and have the freedom to run the USB cable to your bars for your ram mount or into your bags to charge extra gear.
I have a Ram Mount gas tank mount for mounting and then one of these with a USB cable wired to it. Pair that with a 128GB SD card and you have 8 solid hours of dash cam footage with a GoPro
I use this with an extension cable running to the rear storage compartment to charge my phone: https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Smartphone/dp/B00DJ5KEF4.
I'm a big fan of the Battery Tender Jr. combo with the USB adapter. Let me get some links.
You can see the Tender itself in the recommended stuff at the bottom. I just pop the USB off when I park in the garage, and connect the Tender to the same plug. Hits a lot of birds with 1 stone.
So my setup is similar to /u/RocketGrouch but a bit more rudimentary. The over view is Ram mount, usb cable, battery tender pigtail to usb connector.
Ram mount parts I used: handlebar mount, connector bracket, phone holder.
I already had a battery tender setup, so figured using this was a no brain-er.
Then I used these cloth braided cables. Didn't know how much length I'd need, but the 6.5 feet was perfect for my use. Allowed me to tuck it around my tank, under my speedo housing shroud and discretely to the handle bars without slack that would risk getting caught.
Certainly not the prettiest solution out there, but I only use this set-up sparingly and store it in my rear bag.
So you have the USB charger in the back and just run a USB cable to the front? I figured I'd just have this thing near the front because I can close it where a USB cable would be exposed to weather.
Battery Tender 081-0158 Black Quick Disconnect Plug with USB Charger https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_vtUyzb2C91HVE
Sorry about the delay. I don't bring much non-obvious stuff, but here are some thoughts that I think are helpful.
If you've got more questions about a specific pack list or anything else, feel free to ask.
I realized I haven't even had my Tronsmart charger 6 months. Bought in mid-November, went bad about a month ago, so 4 months of service. Sheesh. I've emailed the company about a warranty replacement.
Meanwhile, I'm seriously considering the Battery Tender-brand USB port. As sold on Amazon:
I could plug that into my existing battery tender port, and run a USB A-to-C cable up to the front.
Not the most elegant solution, but should work. Takes one more point of failure out of the chain. I won't get the full 3.0A for USB C rapid charging, but a reduced charging rate is better than none.
Battery Tender 081-0158 Quick Disconnect Plug with USB Charger Perfect for Charging Your iPhone, iPad, iPod, GPS, Camera or Any Smartphone or Device That be Charged via USB, One Size, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_UZJDDbG47EERC
Mine has a battery tender plug attached to the battery. Then there is a battery tender to USB adapter plugged into that with a USB charger cord connecting that up to the phone holder. The adapter has an on/off switch, so that it doesnt kill the battery.
Longsleeve was essential, since I'm usually out during the day when it's hot as hell, crazy how cold even 50mph winds can get at night.
As for sunblock, started to realize 30-60 minutes with the sun beaming on me probably wasn't the best to go unprotected. Also an extra pair of ear plugs
My bike already came with this installed, which apparently can be used if you have gear that has electric warming features
Then I got this which is basically a USB adapter, use it to charge my phone or GPS etc
Sorry bro, on the other coast... WA state.
I added a [pigtail] (https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0069-6-Terminal-Disconnect/dp/B000NCOKZQ/ref=sr_1_5?s=automotive&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465948574&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=pigtail+sae) and got one of [these] (https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Charger/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465947776&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=sae+adaptor) to get USB charging capability.
Hmm what else. Try Hog Haven for an awesome relaxed camp ground. Glencoe if ya want to get wild. Beers are expensive, cocktails are even worse. Figure out what type of trip you want. I’ve had trips with lots of riding and sight seeing, trips with lots of drinking and partying. The list of shit to do there is endless. Just go and be down for whatever.
Get one of these for charging your https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Smartphone/dp/B00DJ5KEF4
I have one that I can plug into the little 2-prong bullet plug that may batter tender plugs into. only plug it in when I need it.
I have this.
But if you want to use the one you have, you could wire it up to something like this.
Really, though, I don't think anybody is going to think to charge their iphone off your bike.