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Author Topic: USB power ports?  (Read 3598 times)

Jack Leis

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2013, 03:09:06 AM »
Rich , post a picture of what you have. It would be alot easier for some of us follow.
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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2013, 03:11:55 AM »
Sorry, I couldn't resist.

If you stuff a rag over the positive terminal.side of the battery, you should have no problems working on the negative terminal with tools.
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میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2013, 03:57:05 AM »
Desi, I know your enjoying it but I think your giving Rich a bit of concern when none is warranted.

Desi, there is nothing connecting the positive terminal to the frame or the battery unless the key is turned on.  In other words, there is no way you can get a shock by messing with the negative terminal, connected or disconnected.

Your idea with installing a bolt thru the wiring connector and the two holes and securing it all with a nut is the way to go.  It is probably what was intended in the first place and whoever put the battery in before you got it did a half ass attempt to make up for not having the right screw and nut.  Shame on them. :(
Use the screw and nut and do it right. :)
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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2013, 01:20:55 PM »
The boxed electrode is usually open on the sides to allow for the insertion of a square nut.

remember those cheap metal shelving cabinets that came with a bag of short pan-head screws and square nuts ?   ( the flat-pack ones from the 80's & 90's )

that hardware should work perfectly.
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Rich Mintz

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2013, 12:37:14 AM »
I'm going to have to fix my battery terminal problem properly tomorrow. All I need is a square nut with very narrow dimensions (exactly per Gremlin's suggestion above) that fits the bolt that holds the negative battery terminal connector onto the terminal.

The reason I have to fix it properly is that now that I've added another accessory harness to the terminals, I can no longer get the crappy plastic lock on the battery cover to engage, and every time I take everything apart (to try to seat the battery better) it takes me 15 minutes to get it back together. I gave up after an hour and decided I'd go get a nut in the morning and fix it right.

In related news, is it possible to replace the crappy plastic lock with a more substantive metal lock fitting the same aperture?

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2013, 07:12:22 AM »
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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2014, 07:57:28 AM »
How about solar kits? I mean, if the rides are during day times then Solar chargers can help!

-Sanket
I think you have given right suggestions.. These chargers are very effective when it comes to portable charging.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2014, 02:36:58 PM by AndreReid »

Craig McClure

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2014, 05:11:57 PM »
Guess I should change my name to Mr. Retro, I am amazed by you peoples need of electronics in every aspect of your lives. I own a cell phone (pay as you go "Track Phone" ) No one but my wife knows the number, & she knows I never turn it on in order to save battery charge. I only carry it for MY possible use - I AM A FREE MAN!
  Did you know YOU CAN BE TRACKED by YOUR OWN GPS, or DISTRACTED while driving?  A phone in your helmet - OH PLEASE!
  All that stuff is expensive, & it would require to much from me. Obviously this is just my opinion - but you might think about pure Motorcycling or being free of encumbrances.
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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2014, 10:39:04 PM »
+1
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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #54 on: February 02, 2014, 06:35:21 AM »
I installed cigarette lighter outlet. Connected straight battery. I have a plug that has usb on it. Works well

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2014, 11:12:24 PM »
I installed cigarette lighter outlet. Connected straight battery. I have a plug that has usb on it. Works well

Do you have the standard battery (Exide) and does the outlet has a fuse in its wiring?
When I tried this, the electric start would no longer work, every thing else ok. I could kick it, run lights, even check the outlet did function properly; just no electric start.
I blamed it on the battery not up to it. :-\
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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2014, 08:53:35 PM »
I feel your pain Craig. A few years ago i was fishing at a local DNR boat launch. Along comes this guy kitted out with all his Orvis fly gear and i am thinking how cool, i'm going to get me some fly gear one of these days. Next thing i know his cell is bleating every 2 minutes, seriously! Hang up and fish man!
Robert. (basic flip phone, no texting.It's a phone!).

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #57 on: February 03, 2014, 11:45:34 PM »
I feel your pain Craig. A few years ago i was fishing at a local DNR boat launch. Along comes this guy kitted out with all his Orvis fly gear and i am thinking how cool, i'm going to get me some fly gear one of these days. Next thing i know his cell is bleating every 2 minutes, seriously! Hang up and fish man!
Robert. (basic flip phone, no texting.It's a phone!).
YES that's one thing that really scares me about riding in or near a city. Can you believe someone texting while driving? or crashing while fiddling with the GPS?  When my daughter used to whine about my not getting her a cell phone contract FOR EMERGENCIES, I offered to loan her a Revolver. In fact if they'd declare open season on those who practice VEHICULAR ASSAULT while talking/texting, this foolishness might stop.
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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2014, 01:17:29 AM »
YES that's one thing that really scares me about riding in or near a city. Can you believe someone texting while driving? or crashing while fiddling with the GPS?  When my daughter used to whine about my not getting her a cell phone contract FOR EMERGENCIES, I offered to loan her a Revolver. In fact if they'd declare open season on those who practice VEHICULAR ASSAULT while talking/texting, this foolishness might stop.

           I'm with you all the way. The one big problem is that they frown on you shooting people while they're texting & put you in jail & I'm too old to get used to jail. Or being some shot-caller's personal Stepford Wife. I can't even carry my revolver in my own car as protection against being carjacked or robbed at the ATM on the way to the Piggley-Wiggley. Have to keep the ammo in the trunk. That's no fun  ;)\

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Re: USB power ports?
« Reply #59 on: February 04, 2014, 02:49:49 AM »
           ...I can't even carry my revolver in my own car as protection against being carjacked or robbed at the ATM on the way to the Piggley-Wiggley. Have to keep the ammo in the trunk...           
You must either live in the wrong state, don't possess a concealed carry permit or both.  That's part of my all the gear -- all the time.
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