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Hi all,
I've been wanting to get the USB socket installed on my 2016 Scrambler Sixty2 as my phone is terrible in terms of battery, especially when using maps as well.

Does anyone know how easy it would be to install it yourself? As the extra $100+ to install it has been putting me off, especially on top of the $120 price tag already!

Let me know if you've installed the USB yourself, or whether you think it's better to just get the dealer to install it.

If this has been covered anywhere else please let me know.

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Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey
WA, Australia
 

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Hi,

Advice: plug it on the headlight, not directly on the battery. So it will work only when the engine is running and won't kill your battery... :)

Valentin
Sound advice. The DC to DC voltage convertors on many USB sockets draw power even without anything being connected to them. The Interweb is littered with "my battery went flat" posts from people who have installed USB sockets and then found out to their detriment what can happen. Personally I would fit something like a little Eastern Beaver switched circuit block (3 Circuit) and connect the USB socket to that. I have a reluctance to connect electrical things directly to the battery as they often become a problem later on for all sorts of reasons.
 

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i have that exact same usb charger. just be wary that after about a year of having it installed, the little tab that attaches the cover to the body started breaking off.
 

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Hi,

Advice: plug it on the headlight, not directly on the battery. So it will work only when the engine is running and won't kill your battery... :)

Valentin
anyone know how to do this? on my old bike i just ran it directly from battery with no issue. i dont want to do this with my sixty2 though.

the usb extension cord i have has an sae connector on the end. i assume i have to cut this off and splice it to the headlight power source or something like that?
 

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This might be dim but what's wrong with using the USB connector under the seat and also plugging a double connector into it if you need two?
There is no USB connector included with the sixty2.

Also some prefer not to have constant (however small) trickle of power drain with something plugged directly to the battery at all times.


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Hi all,
I've been wanting to get the USB socket installed on my 2016 Scrambler Sixty2 as my phone is terrible in terms of battery, especially when using maps as well.

Does anyone know how easy it would be to install it yourself? As the extra $100+ to install it has been putting me off, especially on top of the $120 price tag already!

Let me know if you've installed the USB yourself, or whether you think it's better to just get the dealer to install it.

If this has been covered anywhere else please let me know.

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Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey
WA, Australia
im not sure if you ever did the install, as I am just now joining the forum. when I bought my scrambler (same color and year as yours) the usb port was already installed. Just from tinkering with my bike, I would say you should definitely be able to install the part yourself, very simple setup from what it looks like on my bike
 
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