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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Just picked up my first FJR - 2018 A. On the right side of the handlebars, down in the plastic, there's a black plug with a pop-on cover. Is this a direct hot line to the battery? Bike has only 1100 miles, and I've been able to put 300 on it before Las Vegas went thermal. Right now it's 108 at 2 pm.
I'm 74 and this is the first sport tourer I've owned. 52 years on H-D.
Previous owner neglected to tell me what happens when that long skinny black thing on the right bar is turned hard - my goodness! This could be interesting.
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I believe that's aftermarket and is likely a direct line to the battery. People often install this as a battery charging port for a trickle charger, but can also be used to power an accessory. If installed for accessory power, could be switched (only on when ignition is on or engine running) in which case it is not useful for charging.

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Just picked up my first FJR - 2018 A. On the right side of the handlebars, down in the plastic, there's a black plug with a pop-on cover. Is this a direct hot line to the battery?
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IF that plug is an SAE connector, it is likely that it is a direct line to the battery. Battery Tenders use them to access the battery for charging. Use a voltmeter or test light to check if that connector has power at all times, even with the ignition key Off.

And yeah, that black thing on the right handlebar can run you right through the speed limit, anywhere. The FJR is sneaky-fast. You can be tooling nicely down the road, and a glance at the speedometer may say you are twenty over. Fair warning.

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Sounds like a battery tender harness if it's a two-way SAE. Also under your seat at the back of the tray should be another harness with a cap on it, that is your OBD connector. You should pick up a harness and an OBD reader for checking diagnostic codes, otherwise you have to go to the dealer...

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I concur, looks like a Battery Tender connection. Pop the cap off and see if something like this -> http://products.batterytender.com/Ac...D-Display.html will plug into it. If so, it's pretty handy. I use it for battery charging plus at different times, there's a volt meter that fits, a usb adapter that fits, even the cord for my air compressor fits.

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