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Hi, just wondering if anyone knows if the '21 has an available accessory plug that is switched. Also, its location would be helpful. I think I read where the earlier models had one behind the dash somewhere...is it still there for the '21 year? I looked but didnt see anything that popped out at me. Not talking about the C connector in the rear cowl.
 

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I am unsure about what an accessory plug is.
Could you elaborate a little more, please?
 

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I am unsure about what an accessory plug is.
Could you elaborate a little more, please?
Its a plug that would give access to power so that you could plug in a gps, radar, phone, etc. Most bikes have one that is switched, which basically means it only powers up when the key is on. This way it doesn't drain your battery down if you leave it plugged in while the bike is off. The "C" plug under the rear seat or cowl isnt switched, so you have to be sure not to leave anything plugged in while the bike isn't running.
 

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I thought the usb-c socket in the tail is OFF when the engine is off? I’ll double check again .
 

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I thought the usb-c socket in the tail is OFF when the engine is off? I’ll double check again .
From the owners manual...."To prevent the battery from becoming weak (or dead), keep the engine running while drawing current from the socket."
 

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Yup, that sentence is correct.

The tests below proved that.

Test #1 (Bike's Engine dashboard OFF)
  • plugged my phone into the cable connected to bike
  • nothing happened.

Test #2 (Turn ON ignition to ON, without starting engine)
- my plugged-in phone lit up with green charging icon

Test #3 (Turn OFF ignition)
  • kept my phone plugged-in from Test #2 (above)
  • Turn OFF ignition
  • my plugged-in phone lit up with greyed out charging icon (indicating it is no longing in charging mode)

I believe that manual statement is saying that if you want to use the socket, please run the engine; not just turn it to ON (without running the engine) as it will, indeed, drain the battery. But, if the ignition is OFF, the socket is OFF as well.
 

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For the front, there are multiple ways you can do :
  • USB-socket to batter adapter : this should plug in to the existing battery cable which came with the bike (under the seat)
  • here is another variation
  • get a long 6ft usb-c and usb cable that can extend from the tail to the hand-bar. The cable can be hidden along the way behind the frame.
 

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Is the SAE adapter that's under the seat, switched? I think it's direct to the battery so it can be used as a charging point for the bike's battery.
Also, I really don't want to run a cable from my tail section all the way to the handlebars. That's why I was asking for a switched power source up front like the previous model had under the dash.
 

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Actually, what kind of devices are you planning to hook up the USB socket that do not have a switch in them? I'm curious.
 

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Actually, what kind of devices are you planning to hook up the USB socket that do not have a switch in them? I'm curious.
Not looking for a usb necessarily, just a power point that I can hook a cigarette style plug up to. I usually run a radar detector, and even though can you turn it off, there can be a small current draw that will deplete the battery over time if the connection is not switched.
 

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... if we can just find one up front where it's actually useful....
North American CB1000R might be wired wildly different
but here NO switched free plug in front.

Got rid of the ginormous switched USB adapter under the tail.
Needed this wart as bad as another a**hole.
Made some room for anti-theft whistling disk lock.

Now
Want a new 12V connector for the unneeded plug?
get it here he has them all.

Or I would just splice or cut the 2 wires
and run another wire cum plug to the handlebar.

Better, just trade the CB1000R NSC
for some touring bike that has the wire already OEM threaded.

Simple
 

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Better, just trade the CB1000R NSC
for some touring bike that has the wire already OEM threaded.
That is what the Concours is for.
Still, surely there's a plug available somewhere for those who want to install heated grips or something...
 

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Hi, just wondering if anyone knows if the '21 has an available accessory plug that is switched. Also, its location would be helpful. I think I read where the earlier models had one behind the dash somewhere...is it still there for the '21 year? I looked but didnt see anything that popped out at me. Not talking about the C connector in the rear cowl.
Reagenn, the earlier model did have a switched outlet, but it was buried - almost inaccessible - under the tank, behind the frame, on the right side. I used it to power my heated grips. Way back when, the only option was to buy VFR1200 heated grips and cobble together something workable. Actually, it as not too bad... except for accessing that frikkin buried power outlet! THAT got me heated! ( and I did it twice, cuz after my 2012 got written off, I repeated with a 2013... slow learner, am I! )
 

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Reagenn, the earlier model did have a switched outlet, but it was buried - almost inaccessible - under the tank, behind the frame, on the right side. I used it to power my heated grips. Way back when, the only option was to buy VFR1200 heated grips and cobble together something workable. Actually, it as not too bad... except for accessing that frikkin buried power outlet! THAT got me heated! ( and I did it twice, cuz after my 2012 got written off, I repeated with a 2013... slow learner, am I! )
Thanks Doser, I don't know why they don't make this on the new model and more user friendly.
 
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