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Offline LPBeck

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USB plug lost
« on: January 09, 2016, 10:15:54 pm »
Yesterday went to install my iPod in the locking compartment. Pushed my USB plug into the port and got to watch it disappear into the fairing! Whatever was suppose to hold it in place was either broke or missing. Anyone else experience this, and if so, how did you fix it?

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Re: USB plug lost
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 11:02:14 pm »
I would remove the left compartment, one screw under the lid, one below the door on the black plastic. Gently pull up and toward the rear of the bike. There are two tabs at the top of the compartment so be careful.

A metal clip holds the usb plug to the pocket, it may be loose under there.

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Re: USB plug lost
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 11:41:08 pm »
Like OhioWinger says, the USB socket is held in place by a metal clip.

It is very similar to the spring clip holding the wiring plug onto the front indicators
( Fold one of the mirrors out to see it ), where the shiny silver wire clip is depressed
to release the wiring plug from the housing.

I'd be surprised if tne actual wiring clip has become detached from the plug,
more likely it has just worked loose - possibly not fully engaged from manufacture,
or has been disturned during some other work where the spring clip has been depressed
releasing the "catch" from the housing.

The tip for removing the glove box, after removing the 2 screws ( 1 external, 1 internal )
is to lift the glove box up and towards the rear of the motorcycle
to disengage the two front pegs from their rubber grommet type push fittings.

If the shiny silver steel spring clip is still attached to the plug,
then carefully but firmly push the plug back until it clicks into place -
it should feel quite solid when engaged properly.

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Re: USB plug lost
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 12:08:14 am »
After reading your heated grip post,
https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,5138.msg64745/topicseen.html#new

I think your dealer forgot to reinstall the metal clip when they had the pocket out for the heated grip install.

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Re: USB plug lost
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 12:49:31 am »
Thanks guys, I just pulled the box out, exactly as described, and fixed it. Yes, not only was the port not reattached, but the internal screw was missing!! I'm sure it was directly related to the mechanic that installed (and screwed up) the heated grips.

I find it sad and ridiculous that, at least in my experience, a significant amount of professional mechanics do not take pride in their work. 

Thanks for your accurate diagnosis as well as your excellent "how to" instructions!

Larry

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Re: USB plug lost
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 09:45:03 pm »
I had the "attachment wire" come undone on my bike... twice. I then looked at it in detail and found you could easily attach it so it felt like it was fully engaged, but it was not. You have to pull the rubber boot back and inspect and also test the engagement (by pushing on the plug from inside the compartment) to ensure that it is properly engaged and will withstand the force of plugging in a memory stick.
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