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I have just installed an accessory socket on to my G310R. My UK dealer said that they were not available yet but, they are the same part as fitted to the F800 series. I bought a used F800 one from the UKs main supplier of used BMW parts (Motorworks) for about half price (including postage) of the listed new price. Only problem fitting it was that the nice man who assembled the bike in India had routed the lead in the wrong place - soon sorted however. If you are from the UK, the used part number from Motorworks is: ELN14741 which is suitable for the F650/700/800GS/R twins.
 

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How does the installation work, do you just plug it into the lead and that's it?
Basically, yes. You need to remove a plastic tie where the accessory lead is tied to the harness - it's just above the hole where the accessory socket goes in the frame. The socket only works with the ignition key in the "ON" position.
 

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Basically, yes. You need to remove a plastic tie where the accessory lead is tied to the harness - it's just above the hole where the accessory socket goes in the frame. The socket only works with the ignition key in the "ON" position.
Where is the connection with ignition key??
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David
 

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Where is the connection with ignition key??
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The accessory socket will only work when the ignition key is switched to the "ON" position. The socket will NOT work when the ignition key is in the "OFF" position. Hope this helps.
 

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Any chance you can post a picture of the install?

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Ian
 

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Any chance you can post a picture of the install?

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Ian
No photos, but it is really straightforward. If you look upwards and slightly left from the socket hole (a small torch helps), you will see the connector zip tied to the wiring harness. Cut the zip tie , pull the accessory lead down and remove the blanking plug off the end of the lead. Push the socket through the mounting hole, apply the large fixing nut at the back to hold the socket in place and then push the lead into the back of the socket. If needed, you can zip tie the lead again to tidy it up. Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks Glencoeman. Just checked the bike and indeed, it does look pretty straight forward.

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Ian
 

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I dont find the cable i think there isn't in my bike
It should be there as all harnesses are theoretically made of all the same ends! Just look again.
Took me a while to find it, it was located higher, and further from the socket hole than I expected.
Blue part is just my finger pushing it for more exposure. Still attached to its tie-wrap at this point.
 

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH i Found it!! there is a female connector to attach with free cables? I don't want a 12v socket but connect my phone craddle
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this is the socket, there is a female?
Yes, that's the accessory socket connector. BMW wants you to buy the socket for it, it's not coming with the bike... :crying: Part# 61347714741

Once this socket is installed than you can then go on and buy the cable specific to your application. From what I understand the port looks similar to a 12V cigarette socket but it's not, it's smaller (also called european DIN 12V socket?). Found one manufacturer (Powerlet) that makes a lot of different cables for it.
Here's the micro-usb for example: Powerlet Straight Plug to Micro USB 12" Charging Cable - Powerlet Products or this Powerlet Low Profile Plug to Micro USB 36" Charging Cable - Powerlet Products
(Of course you could also forget about the BMW socket and cut the wires then weld/connect a 12V to USB 5V converter, all for much cheaper, but maybe for a less "clean" job. )

Oh and also take note this is another accessory connector (same exact thing) behind the headlight, shorter route to your phone craddle!
 

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Oh and also take note this is another accessory connector (same exact thing) behind the headlight, shorter route to your phone craddle!
are you sure?? where exactly? can you post a picture?, my dealer don't find any connection near steering zone
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are you sure?? where exactly? can you post a picture?, my dealer don't find any connection near steering zone
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David
Yes I am sure... have your dealer open his eyes :)

Got the hint from another user in a thread about heated grips if I recall. I plan to use that one for the same purpose...

It's between the 2 flasher wires.

There a protective cap on it as well.

1st photo just opening the headlight compartment, then a close-up of the connector with cap removed.
 

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Wow thank you I connected the power of phone cradle directly to battery! Tomorrow I go to the dealer to buy female adapter with two wires
 
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