[QUOTE=K_Biker_Bill]My suggestion would be to use the (fused) charger cable already attached to the battery
Is this the wire in the battery compartment? This is all so very confusing and I don't think I've seen it done the same way twice yet.
So basically there's the OEM outlet on the left side of the bike, good for nothing but BMW clothes. There's a wire in the battery compartment that does what? And how do I hook up to it? Is it a standard plug or special BMW $$ plug and then
I can hook up to it? Then most folks go it alone with various plugs, wires, relays, no relays, use seat power, battery power, switched vs. unswitched power, and then there's that iCan from Powerlet and I haven't a clue what the heck that does. I can feel myself drowning here, and I know how to put two wires together, why is this so difficult? Oh yeah, it's a BMW.
I think I need to sit down, I have a headache. All I want is to hook up either a cigar type plug or the smaller motocycle power plug, hide it in the battery compartment (though I can still unplug my stuff, and tuck the wire out of sight) and power cell phone chargers or a GPS or a non-BMW heated vest maybe. Though I suspect I'd be better off with a good 'ol battery-fuse-outlet setup for the vest.
I appreciate the help, I do, but I just cannot wrap my head around this right now. Speak to me like a child who doesn't know english, loud and slow. It'll click one of these posts and I'll feel dumb. Until then.....