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after riding over the weekend it would of been nice to use the GPS on my phone to monitor my speed.. travel.. etc.. but i knew if i did it would eat the battery quick.. so i was looking into adding a waterproof usb port or something so I can then get a Ram mount for my phone to go on the handlebars and have it hooked up to the USB.. any ideas? anyone done it yet?

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They sell universal USB ports to be wired to a standard electrical system for about $20, then it's just a matter of drilling a hole. I'm going to do the same thing, and probably put the hole up front somewhere where it looks OEM. My shop sells these phone mounts, so I have one on the way to mount on my handlebars.

 

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Connected it straight to the battery. Might put a switch but hasn't been necessary as of yet.
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It's nice to have google maps or a weather radar app pulled up all the time. Plus, when you arrive, your battery's charged.
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I figured it would be best to have a cigarette lighter socket so just about anything could be charged.
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Left slack in the so the seat could be closed if the plug for whatever needed to be charged wouldn't fit in the tool kit box. I got the waterproof socket at Walmart in the fishing section. It was eight bucks I think. The wiring was from a set of Batterytender clamps which have a fuse ready.
 

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I'm using a "slip grip" that I really like
 

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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know a mount that will fig the Note II with sn otterbox on it???

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I have one, it has 2 ports, was debating on whether to got with the cig socket or usb, an I figured I don't have any plugs that go into cig socket an I would have to plug a usb port into the cig socket so I went with the dual usb. Got it off ebay. Pricy tho cause I couldn't really find much online. I think I paid about 80 for 2ea 2 port usb. Came with a handlebar mount. Or u can find a place to drill like a 1in hole u can jus screw it on. Half of the handlebar mount was an L bracket so I simply jus loosened the battery hold down bracket an slipped it under there. Check my build thread for pics.

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Not a Fan of USB, or Batter Tenders... they look clean but not practical in my world.
I am a huge fan of 12v POWER SOCKET Adapters!!!
You can use a OG GPS, Cellphone cables with em.
BUT the bonus is SOLAR PANEL Chargers can be plugged into em when your GROM is not in use. (East Coast Winter Peeps)

SOLAR rocks!!! Got a stable of 10 scoots soooooo can't ride em all.
Hence the Solar Trickle Chargers keep my stable nice and Charge!!! Especially my Scoots with no kick starts!
My rides are stored in a Shed so again Solar is KING! Got the Panels on the Roof of the shed.
Oya make sure to put an inline Fuse in it to be safe.

MY FAVORITE 12v POWER SOCKET Adapter can be found at PEPBOYS.

Bell Automotive Products All Weather 12V Power Socket/ | Product Details | Pep Boys

They look clean, they keep out the elements if/when raining and/or not in use.

Just Word of WARNING!!!
If/When you buy one... OPEN IT UP RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CASHIER WHEN YOU BUY IT!!!
(Look at Link) that Spring setup & the Plastic tabs CAN/Will sometimes Break if assembled wrong (Kid in China don't give one ounce of F#cks)
I have bought these a couple times, came hope and SNAP when using it for the 1st time. Never had a problem returning it on the same day.
But to save yourself a trip, do it there... right on the spot in case it does break.

-Honest™
 

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