2005-2006 K1200S Accessory Outlet Modification
I'll guess by now
that most of you 2005-2006 K1200S owners know that our factory accessory
outlet has some serious limitations as far as power or lack thereof. You
can blame the Germans. I have no idea what their thinking was on this...
and I won't even theorize. A common Battery Tender will not work properly
with the K1200S bike due to the K1200S's accessory outlet current shutoff
mechanism and their are supposedly issues with other aftermarket accessories
as well. Rather than run your accessories directly to the battery and/or
whine about the socket being as worthless as tits on a badger... here's
a simple fix.. Takes about an hour and will cost you under $20 but finding
the materials my require you to seek out an electrical supply store.
(1) 16 gauge wire / 3.5ft for ground & 3.5ft for hot
(1) 5" pigtail In-Line fuse holder with 10amp fuse
(2) Connectors for battery
(5) Zip ties
(1) Electrical tape
(1) 2 importer beers
1 : Getting Started
Step 2: Running the Wire
I'll leave it up to you, but I would recommend getting your entire harness
wire assembled and run BEFORE actually connecting either end. Just my
Unplug the factory harness from the back of the accessory socket. In MY
install I was lucky enough to have had an all new harness with an identical
factory connector so I just taped off the factory connector for future
use. If you are gonna reuse the factory connector, just cut the two factory
wires (a hot & ground) and tape them off and out of the way. Then
solder the factory connector to YOUR new wires that lead from the battery.
For your inline fuse I'd recommend a 10 amp.
Step 3: Connections
1. OK.. your
new wires are run from the battery to the ac outlet and you have either
your new lower end connection ready to plug in or you've soldered the
factory connector to your new wires and have it ready to plug in.. you've
K1200S Owners: For 2007 the BMW accessory plug is different.
The pictures above of the Factory Harness Plug are not the correct ones
for the 2007 configuration. BMW has gone to a lower amperage rated plug
on some of their bikes and the 2007 K1200S has this lower rated one.
I learned this while installing a Powerlet cable from the accessory plug to the battery. They too did not know of this change. This new accessory is the same as BMW has used on the 2006 GS models.
Contributed by Jim Morrison (not the one from the Doors)
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