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    Scottish Transplant Picinisco's Avatar
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    Quick Question

    I am renting a G650GS in Italy this summer and need to know if this bike has an accessory socket and where it is located and is it a BMW type socket.

    Thanks.....John
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    FUKENGRUVEN SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
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    Well, my wife's F650GS has one and I'd be surprised if the newer one's did not. Her's is on the left side and below the oil tank/battery cover (faux gas tank).
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    I have a G650GS 2014 single that I purchased new and it has one in same location as Kevin said.
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    Accessory Socket Mod - Kinda?

    The socket location is only easily seen when laying on your back on the ground.

    If your going to be using a tank bag that has accessory d-rings or loops (ie: Wolfman Mt Ranier) run a short extension up to the side of the tank bag and tether it with a rubber-band.

    That way you can plug and unplug it up at tank bag level and within view.

    It is less apt to be forgotten and have an unintentional disconnect when you go to step off or on the bike.

    Wayne Koppa
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    Scottish Transplant Picinisco's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortythorne View Post
    I have a G650GS 2014 single that I purchased new and it has one in same location as Kevin said.
    Thanks for the reply. Is it a BMW socket or the standard cigarette lighter socket.
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    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picinisco View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Is it a BMW socket or the standard cigarette lighter socket.
    BMW powerlet socket.
    I plugged the charger into ours last night and had to kneel down to find it myself alongside the silver frame...made me laugh playing hide-n-seek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picinisco View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Is it a BMW socket or the standard cigarette lighter socket.
    I don't believe BMW has ever equipped a motorcycle with what we call a cigarette lighter socket.
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