I originally wanted to mount a USB charger like Neil Braybrook did (https://www.hondarebel3forum.com/for...ger-setup.html
) but what was open space on his bike has some plumbing occupying it on mine, perhaps the difference between an ABS model and not.
I thought about Honda's Accessory Socket but I didn't want to have to plug in an adapter everytime. So then I thought about making a bracket like theirs but using the USB socket Neil did. The more I thought about that though, the more I wondered if the thin plastic hinges on the cover would tear from wind drag in that exposed location, especially when the plug was in use and the cover was flapping loose. I decided I wanted a mechanical, spring-loaded cover. I found a waterproof outlet from SGconn that seems to be perfect.
Finally, the handlebar mount on the RAM X-Grip I use to hold a phone when I need a navigation device makes it bulky, so I wanted to have a different solution for that.
I ended up taking the drill and jig saw to a piece of metal I had in the shed to make a bracket that had both the SGconn outlet and a ball mount for a RAM X-Grip. It took about fifteen minutes to make and a day to get it powder coated.
If I had to do it again, I'd probably make the bracket more curved for aesthetic reasons but, for practical purposes, it's perfect for my needs. I guess it looks fairly big in the closeup of the speedometer below but it's actually quite unobtrusive to anyone but the rider.