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Old 11-17-2010, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to install a surface mounted plug to my 07 F8 LXR to plug in my heated shield. I found a universal surface mount at my local dealer today, but it looks like a piece of junk and the install will not end up being clean enough for me. I want to mount it in the pod somewhere and draw the power by tapping into the accessory plug socket.

Option #2 would be to get the adaptor and just use the accessory plug, but I am concerned I may lose the adaptor or it wouldn't stay in the socket.

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Old 11-17-2010, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use an adapter that goes into the socket...................works minty good.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No issues with it bouncing out of the socket on rough trails? That is my main concern, I want to plug it in and have it stay that way until I decide to unplug.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The adapter I purchased had a short pigtail hanging outta it with a female RCA, pulled it apart, cut off the pug tail leaving just the outlet mounted to the adapter. Onto that I put a short male to female cord which extends across to the edge of the gas tank cover, small retainer there, cord plugs into it. Always outta the way and works great.
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go to radio shack get a female rca connector for surface mounting that has a nut on the back side drill a hole and mount where you want and wire it in
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mine has never fallen out and I've been on quite a few rough trails. I made mine, took a accessory plug and an RCA plug I had laying around, soldered them together, shrink rapped and done.
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there as an open plug right above your right foot. I run the rca wire down to it, attach with a $2 autostore plug and leave that big port up on the pod alone. tuck the end of the wire behind the plastic and out by the bars or attach to the gastank area cover platic thing with a surface mount threaded thing like he said above. then it's hidden. Around here if you left a adapter looking thing plugged into your 12v port, when you came out of the restaurant there would be three teenagers trying to run cellphones off it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I thought about using that wire and just zip tying the pigtail that came with my helmet to the handlebar. That would be the free way to go. Then I started thinking of a more clean install.... Maybe I should stop overthinking everything?
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is how I did mine.. All of the parts are from radio shack..
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ski-dog makes a nice surface mount that can be wired in easily.
I have it in my dash next to the fuel filler cap

Here's a like to the Heated Visor Kit for $26.50:
http://www.powersportsnetwork.com/accessoriesdetail/product=212461/levelcode=5365/catalog=2132/Ski-Doo+Riding+Gear+and+Accessories/Heated+Visor+Kit/accessories212461.htm
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