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In planning for an upcoming Summer roundtrip from Washington to Wisconsin via South Dakota and Minnesota, to attend my 51st high school reunion and a "last ride" with my brother whose health is failing as a direct result of two combat tours in Vietnam (but that is another story), I will be installing the Honda OEM ACC SOCKET (08E70-MJR-670), the Battery Tender USB Charger Adapter outlet and the Battery Tender Ring Terminal Accessory Cable.

I will be using the Honda OEM Acc Socket to recharge my CPAP batteries while riding. Apparently, the Acc Socket is always hot as there is a caution about running down the starting battery. The plan is to run the power plug from the ACC SOCKET to the CPAP battery in the right leather saddlebag to charge during the day.

In addition, I will be installing the Battery Tender pigtail to recharge my iPhone and Apple watch. I use the GPS function on my phone and watch. I have never listened to music while riding but I will have that capability to listen to music as well as turn by turn directions through the helmet comm connected to the iPhone via Bluetooth.

All this makes me sound like I actually know something about electronics, I don't. Being partially colorblind, I never really learned anything electrical, and being 70 years old on my next birthday, I am technology challenged too.

For future reference, here are the install directions.

https://cdn.powersports.honda.com/documentum/MW01/08E70-MJR-670.pdf

As a footnote:
I would have never purchased an Apple Watch as I thought and still think they are overpriced and somewhat ostentatious but I received one free for participating in a cardiac study. The only requirements are that you have an iPhone, be on Medicare, and are will to participate in the study. You are not required to have any ongoing health issues. If interested, send me your email by private message and I will send you a link to get an Apple Watch.
 

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I don't know if the accessory socket is always draining power, but if so, you could install a switch inline and mount it under a panel somewhere, or perhaps adhere it to the frame. I bought a charging port on Ebay that has the socket and two USB ports, as well as a power switch and voltage readout. I keep it on "off" except when in use. And I have a pigtail for charging. One of the few complaints I have about the design of this bike is that you have to remove the rear seat to remove the front seat, and you have to remove the front seat to access the rearward terminal of the battery. Horrible design. Keep your hex drill bit and power screwdriver handy.


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...you could install a switch inline and mount it under a panel somewhere...
No disrespect but I'll refer to the first post where I state: "All this makes me sound like I actually know something about electronics, I don't. Being partially colorblind, I never really learned anything electrical, and being 70 years old on my next birthday, I am technology challenged too."
 

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I understand completely. People often say something is easy, when in fact it's easy for THEM, but would be impossible for the novice. In the short time I've been on this board, I've seen it many times. It all depends on your skills and tools. Many of us have neither, nor anyone to go to who does. But if you know someone who's handy with small electronics, this would be a very simple job.

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So where in Wisconsin are heading for?
Probably around the Viroqua-Liberty Pole-CoonValley area. My grandfather had a farm (lost during the Great Depression) somewhere around CoonValley and my brother and I were born in Viroqua but we were living in Blue River at the time. To my knowledge, we do no have living relatives in that area or possibly in the whole state.
 
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