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12 volt accessory socket contemplations. I ordered the bike with this extra, for powering my navigation, but decided against it and removed it. It’s bracket would be an obstruction to my favored nav mounting position, and why would I have a cigarette lighter housing in my view when I can make a cable that connects directly from the nav to the factory loom.
Removing the back cover of the headlight is explained in the instruction manual. See the images for location of the accessory connector on the loom, and see the tab to lift with fingernail to undo these connectors.
The connector itself seems to be (don’t take my word for it) a Sumitomo HM 090 2 pin 6187-2801 and 6187-2451(2804?) which can be found on AliExpress and at corsa-technic.com and cycleterminal.com.
 

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Here you go, I’m just keeping it in hand approximately where it goes, it bolts to the back of the front lip on the instrument pod, with the bolts that hold the pod in place.
 

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Here you go, I’m just keeping it in hand approximately where it goes, it bolts to the back of the front lip on the instrument pod, with the bolts that hold the pod in place.
Cool. thanks. It's a little odd positioning if you were to ask me. Also, didn't realize that the shield/screen was clear. Good to know.
 

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12 volt accessory socket contemplations. I ordered the bike with this extra, for powering my navigation, but decided against it and removed it. It’s bracket would be an obstruction to my favored nav mounting position, and why would I have a cigarette lighter housing in my view when I can make a cable that connects directly from the nav to the factory loom.
Removing the back cover of the headlight is explained in the instruction manual. See the images for location of the accessory connector on the loom, and see the tab to lift with fingernail to undo these connectors.
The connector itself seems to be (don’t take my word for it) a Sumitomo HM 090 2 pin 6187-2801 and 6187-2451(2804?) which can be found on AliExpress and at corsa-technic.com and cycleterminal.com.
I like your idea. I considered it at first but didn't want to lose the ability to charge my cell phone as well as a Nav in case they use a different cable.
 

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do you mind taking a pic of the front of your bike with the shield/screen?
Asaulo1, there are already perfect factory images of the screen around, search for 2017 Honda Rebel windscreen, hondaprokevin.com has the accessories images on his site for some time now.
It's a tiny screen, but I think it just looks good.
 

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Today my AliExpress ordered Sumitomo HM 090 2 pin 6187-2801 and 6187-2451 connectors (Kaifa Electronics) dropped in, 5 sets for a total of $6.65 including postage, and yes, they fit to the factory loom, one step further in connecting my navigation (Tomtom Rider) to power the way I want it.
 

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Oh man this is good stuff.
Continue to take pics along the way. I just wanted a simple micro usb cable for my phone, so if these connectors from aliexpress work I may do something similar at a fraction of the price as buying the power socket. Keep it coming.
 

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Today my AliExpress ordered Sumitomo HM 090 2 pin 6187-2801 and 6187-2451 connectors (Kaifa Electronics) dropped in, 5 sets for a total of $6.65 including postage, and yes, they fit to the factory loom, one step further in connecting my navigation (Tomtom Rider) to power the way I want it.
I bought a bag of connectors that look like those - was not able to make them work. Maybe if I bought the right tool.
 

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Like what you're doing but need a little more explanation please. Could you draw a quick pic of how you are connecting this up?
 

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Today I mounted our home made navigation stand on the original flyscreen frame and hooked up the 12 volt supply. I say “our”, because although I can weld some, a good friend is a skilled stainless welder, who has all the right equipment.
As seen in the images, the design is quite simple, One flat piece of stainless for the top with two half pipes welded on to it, a second flat piece to clamp the upper piece to the frame bars, and a piece of bicycle tire to go in between. We hacked up a ram handlebar mount to get the ball in the right place.
Electrical, must say that I feel sorry for 01-7700 for not being able to make connectors “that look like those” work, but I can now confirm that Sumitomo’s I ordered are the right ones, and there is no special tools involved, just a soldering iron. If you are in doubt as to how the metal pieces with the wire soldered to them fit in the plastic housing, just pull one of the other Sumitomo connectors on the bike and take a good look. Wire colors of my nav cable were different from the black and black/blue that Honda uses, so first I did them the wrong way around, no power, luckily no nav fuse blown.
The metal pieces are also kept in place with a tiny tab in the plastic connector housing, lift it and you can push the metal pieces back out and switch them over, no need to throw away a used connector.
Turns out my nav’s red wire goes to Honda black, nav’s black wire to Honda black/blue.
Mount was tested on bumpy rural roads and at over 100 mph (nav reading!) on the freeway, zero glitches.
 

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Today I mounted our home made navigation stand on the original flyscreen frame and hooked up the 12 volt supply. I say “our”, because although I can weld some, a good friend is a skilled stainless welder, who has all the right equipment.
As seen in the images, the design is quite simple, One flat piece of stainless for the top with two half pipes welded on to it, a second flat piece to clamp the upper piece to the frame bars, and a piece of bicycle tire to go in between. We hacked up a ram handlebar mount to get the ball in the right place.
Electrical, must say that I feel sorry for 01-7700 for not being able to make connectors “that look like those” work, but I can now confirm that Sumitomo’s I ordered are the right ones, and there is no special tools involved, just a soldering iron. If you are in doubt as to how the metal pieces with the wire soldered to them fit in the plastic housing, just pull one of the other Sumitomo connectors on the bike and take a good look. Wire colors of my nav cable were different from the black and black/blue that Honda uses, so first I did them the wrong way around, no power, luckily no nav fuse blown.
The metal pieces are also kept in place with a tiny tab in the plastic connector housing, lift it and you can push the metal pieces back out and switch them over, no need to throw away a used connector.
Turns out my nav’s red wire goes to Honda black, nav’s black wire to Honda black/blue.
Mount was tested on bumpy rural roads and at over 100 mph (nav reading!) on the freeway, zero glitches.
I am wondering if you would make one for me and my Rebel...and how much you would charge for it. I have a Garmin GPS and LOVE the way that looks on your bike.
-Pete
 

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I am wondering if you would make one for me and my Rebel...and how much you would charge for it. I have a Garmin GPS and LOVE the way that looks on your bike.
-Pete
I'd imagine you need the front visor as well, which by itself is a little over $200 I believe.
You might be better off coming up w/ a different mounting bracket if you don't already have the visor.

I have the oem 12v factory socket and use a spigen phone mount to use my phone as my GPS. works well and cost a lot less.
 

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Today I mounted our home made navigation stand on the original flyscreen frame and hooked up the 12 volt supply. I say “our”, because although I can weld some, a good friend is a skilled stainless welder, who has all the right equipment.
As seen in the images, the design is quite simple, One flat piece of stainless for the top with two half pipes welded on to it, a second flat piece to clamp the upper piece to the frame bars, and a piece of bicycle tire to go in between. We hacked up a ram handlebar mount to get the ball in the right place.
Electrical, must say that I feel sorry for 01-7700 for not being able to make connectors “that look like those” work, but I can now confirm that Sumitomo’s I ordered are the right ones, and there is no special tools involved, just a soldering iron. If you are in doubt as to how the metal pieces with the wire soldered to them fit in the plastic housing, just pull one of the other Sumitomo connectors on the bike and take a good look. Wire colors of my nav cable were different from the black and black/blue that Honda uses, so first I did them the wrong way around, no power, luckily no nav fuse blown.
The metal pieces are also kept in place with a tiny tab in the plastic connector housing, lift it and you can push the metal pieces back out and switch them over, no need to throw away a used connector.
Turns out my nav’s red wire goes to Honda black, nav’s black wire to Honda black/blue.
Mount was tested on bumpy rural roads and at over 100 mph (nav reading!) on the freeway, zero glitches.
I really admire what you've done there, the GPS is mounted at a perfect position.
 
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