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Offline rwright13

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Triumph Tank Bag Electrics
« on: November 15, 2014, 06:05:40 pm »
I read in an old post that someone had run electrics to the Triumph tank bag.  Anyone know about this or has done it.
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Re: Triumph Tank Bag Electrics
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 08:56:24 pm »
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Re: Triumph Tank Bag Electrics
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 09:34:21 pm »
I simply use a cable like this
http://www.powerlet.com/product/powerlet-low-profile-to-dual-cigarette-socket-24-coil-cable/49

run it to the tank bag, close the zipper and charge my phone etc.
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Re: Triumph Tank Bag Electrics
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 10:16:18 pm »
Why worry about a weather tight connection when the Triumph bag is not weather tight. Leaks like a screen door without the rain cover on it.

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Re: Triumph Tank Bag Electrics
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 10:24:37 pm »
get the surface mount here for 6 bucks:   http://www.solarcapitalist.com/sae2pin-surface-mount-connect.aspx

You can get 2 conductor SAE plugs at any autoparts store for 3-5 bucks for 2, and a in-line cigarette lighter socket at any X-mart for under 10 bucks.   Make yer own for far less, I did...

I mounted a concentric socket on the tank center cover and run a Y-splitter to my jacket liner and tankbag.   Inside the tankbag I have two cig sockets, one has a USB adapter and the other an AC inverter ( for my camera, doesn't have a USB charger).  Have used this setup for years on several bikes and tankbags...

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Re: Triumph Tank Bag Electrics
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 04:20:56 am »
*Originally Posted by NavyDad [+]
Why worry about a weather tight connection when the Triumph bag is not weather tight. Leaks like a screen door without the rain cover on it.
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Re: Triumph Tank Bag Electrics
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 09:35:19 am »
I connected an optimate socket directly to the battery so it is near the steering head.  I then just bought a multi output cigarette lighter (couple of usher and a 'normal' 12 volt cigarette socket took off the plug and put on an optimate plug .  It has a nice curly cable that tends to keep it out the way.  So when I want to take off the tank bag I have to just unplug the connector.  The only issue is that you have to use one zip nearly all the way round to make the 'gal's near the steering head.

 



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