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      If anyone knows of another 12V location under the fairing (without having to cut/splice factory wiring) please let me know. Good to have options.
      I'm actually in the middle of this type of project right now. I have the parts on order but haven't started any of the work yet.

      I'm using the method outlined in this video:

      Here's the parts I ordered:
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A6LTK44?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RBWX2GL?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

      Less than $16, no splicing, and easy to undo with no changes to the bike if it's not working or starts causing problems.
       
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      Discussion Starter · #23 ·
      I'm actually in the middle of this type of project right now. I have the parts on order but haven't started any of the work yet.

      I'm using the method outlined in this video:

      Here's the parts I ordered:
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A6LTK44?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RBWX2GL?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

      Less than $16, no splicing, and easy to undo with no changes to the bike if it's not working or starts causing problems.
      That's exactly what I'm looking for. Perfect setup to have an extra power connector available. Thanks for the tip!
       
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      I'm actually in the middle of this type of project right now. I have the parts on order but haven't started any of the work yet.

      I'm using the method outlined in this video:

      Here's the parts I ordered:
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A6LTK44?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RBWX2GL?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

      Less than $16, no splicing, and easy to undo with no changes to the bike if it's not working or starts causing problems.
      Ok … good news … bad news … the good news is there is a 12v switched connector under the Faring and also under the seat … you should be able to access it by turning the bars to the left and hopefully not have to remove the front part of the faring (but if it’s really taped down, it might make it easier.) … Now for the Bad News… the connectors changed in 2019. That blue 2 pin Delphi connector was replaced by a smaller 2 pin connector. Check your connectors before ordering parts …

      So if you have a’14-‘18 heavyweight Indian… you can get this Optimate adapter to go from The Delphi connector to SAE. Then use any SAE to USB adapter you like …

      👇 ‘14-‘18 Connector (Blue)

      👇 Adapter to SAE

      👇This is the New ‘19 and up connector…

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      With the ‘19 and newer connector, you will need to build your own adapter… I suggest to SAE, because of all the USB options it gives you. But you can build whatever you like…
       
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      I'm actually in the middle of this type of project right now. I have the parts on order but haven't started any of the work yet.

      I'm using the method outlined in this video:

      Here's the parts I ordered:
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A6LTK44?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RBWX2GL?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

      Less than $16, no splicing, and easy to undo with no changes to the bike if it's not working or starts causing problems.
      I think you are on the right track as to maybe the better way to get USB power to the bars. However i would suggest wiring in just a plain old 12v outlet, and then use a cigarette lighter to usb adapter, rather than the hardwired 12v to 5v converter module :


      Use the 2 pin connectors, in the provided amazon link, to wire the 12v outlet into the bike. You can get the usb adapter in many wattage options for quick charge or slow charge, but the biggest benefit is that whenever your hard wired converter dies (it will die, and at the most inconvenient time) you are just out of luck for usb power. But whenever your cigarette lighter adapter dies (it will die also) you can grab a new one at any gas station or walmart along the route. I used to have one of them hard wired converters, and had it die on me. That's when i decided that i would rather put in something that is easily replaceable on the road.
       

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