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What did you guys do for a switched power source?

I just bought a cigarette power outlet, I can hook it up directly to the battery for an always-on power source but I don't want to do that in case I forget to disconnect something and drain my battery.

With my last bike, I installed a switched power source like this: I connected the black wire to the negative battery terminal and connected the red wire to a tap-a-fuse which I plugged into one of the fuses and then I had a switched power source. I was about to do the same with this bike, but I realized that this bike actually uses low profile mini fuses instead of regular mini fuses so my tap-a-fuse would not work. In addition, I would not be able to close the fuse box cover with a tap-a-fuse attached.

Just looking for ideas on how to install a switched power source.
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I just bought a cigarette power outlet, I can hook it up directly to the battery for an always-on power source but I don't want to do that in case I forget to disconnect something and drain my battery.
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Thanks for the ideas guys. Turns out my local auto parts store sells a low profile mini-fuse tap so I got that. But there is still the problem of not being able to fit the cover on the fuse box while using this tap so I'm mulling it over.
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I went into the fuse box from the underside.
Soldered a wire into the main ignition feed and used an inline fuse. keeps it all neat and tidy

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I tapped into headlight power/ground to battery.
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I use a usb adaptor that plugs in to my battery tender pigtail
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You guys do realize that there is a free socket under the headlight?
Originally intended for heated grips, can be used for anything, you can also buy a corresponding sumitomo hm plug with pins.
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You guys do realize that there is a free socket under the headlight?
Originally intended for heated grips, can be used for anything, you can also buy a corresponding sumitomo hm plug with pins.
Have you got a link for the plug?
Currently I have mine wired to my optimate plug but I would prefer not having to unplug it everytime

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You guys do realize that there is a free socket under the headlight?
Originally intended for heated grips, can be used for anything, you can also buy a corresponding sumitomo hm plug with pins.


Bugger I didn't know that and I wired a relay from the tail light and ran a wire from the battery through it for my heated grips, I'll check it out next time I have the fairing off and if I see it I'll remove my wiring, that is if I need toremove the fairing or any covers to get to it?

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