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1boardrider

Power for Accessories??

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1boardrider

OK folks, I have another question that you Goldwing veterans and general smart people can help with.

I am most likely going to mount a GPS, cup holder and my phone on my Goldwing. What are the most common/best places to mount-- left side/right side, which thing on which side, clamp mount, semi-permanent mount???? Please give your reasons and pics if possible. I am trying to avoid my cockpit looking like my teenagers bedroom!! LOL Clean and simple are nice to me. BTW Long Ride Shields is having a pretty good sale on Goldwing windshields!!! You might wanna check em out. Thanx in advance for your time and expertise!!

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1boardrider

I also need to know how you have handled the power ports for these accessories? USB or 12v plug? Placement and weatherproofing? Thanx again!

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terryj

Chris, there are a number of mounts out there for the items you want to mount on the bike, I think everyone has their own preference, just shop around and see what you like, a good place for this is WingStuff.com. As far as power goes, see if there has been installed a 12V port in your left front pocket on the bike. I use a 12V to USB adapter on that power source to operate my cell phone, I also use my cell phone for my GPS. Where to mount the equipment again is a user preference, are you left hand or right handed, I'm left handed so my equipment is mounted on the left side of the handle bars. 

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1boardrider

Thanx Terry! It does not have the 12v plug in the front pocket. I like that option for the power because it is tucked away clean. I am definitely thinking about using my phone for my GPS also--again clean-- one less thing to mount. I am leaning towards the RAM mounts with a short arm for the phone/gps mount right now. Thinking of placement of ram on top of the brake reservoir?

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You can get those power plugs from WingStuff, I think the cost is anywhere from 10-20 dollars. I use the Ram X-grip for my phone, it's mounted just to the right of my left switch assembly. 

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pwhoever

My preference is cup holder on right side as I can then grab my cup if I'm underway and still hold onto the throttle. I put my phone on left side as if I need to select something, again while underway, I use my left hand and it just seems to be easier this way. I am using a RAM mount cup holder and a RAM mount X-grip for the phone. Both utilize the lever mounts to attach. Clutch on left and brake on right. I also use the phone/Waze for GPS but also keep my Nuvi 765T always updated as a backup and in the trunk in case I can't use the phone for whatever reason. I didnt see what bike you have but on my 1800, I have a phone charge cord plugged into power port in left pocket and run that directly to the phone. I did have to slightly notch the corner of the plastic door to make it work.

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