One of the next modifications I am considering is to have a way to charge via USB installed on the bike somewhere. But the problem is where?
Option one – Up front. This would serve to charge anything on the phone mount. I could also run a cord into, say, a jacket pocket, to charge something else. Or, and it’s a big or, run a cord, if needed, all the way back to the top box to charge something there. Don’t know what that would be like while riding?
Option two – Down the back, maybe even into the top box. This gives me a weather proof place to charge things. Its nice and tidy, keeps any cables away from all over the bike.
Both could access a spare connection on the loom for heated hand grips. Obviously, this would be much simpler for the front mount idea, than rerouting that power down the back. There might be a more convenient connection towards the back I could use instead?
I don’t need to see my phone most of the time. It could happily live in the back charging away for most of a leg, or most of a day. Or I could charge a power bank down the back while riding, and use the charge of that overnight.
Isn’t it funny when you write down ideas, the choice becomes much clearer?