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Has anyone personally gotten around to installing one? If so how did you do it? I completely improvised it on my old bike and it works perfect but I don't think I can do the same on the 959.

After I installed a fender eliminator under the passenger seat I was left with an empty plug coming out of the wiring harness which was powering the stock license plate light. I didn't need that anymore because the light was gone so I cut off the socket from the plate bulb wire and attached it to the end of 12V socket and taped it up nicely with electrical tape and connected it to the plug under the seat just like the stock plate bulb was. Plugged a car charger into it and its perfect...it only powers up when the bike is on so its not draining the battery. That's how I'd like the set up to be on the 959, I don't want to be connected directly to the battery.
 

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Yes. For low power (<3A) under the seat, I used the following:

OptiMate CABLE O-47 Adapter for DUCATI to SAE
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Motopower 0609A 3.1Amp Waterproof Motorcycle USB Charger Kit SAE to USB Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/Motopower-060...cm_wl_huc_item

Dual Micro USB / Mini USB Splitter Cable - Charge up two Devices
https://www.amazon.com/iFlash%C2%AE-...cm_wl_huc_item
Thanks, this is just what I need!

I also saw your PM and was going to ask you where in Ontario you were, but I can't reply to PMs yet because I don't have enough posts yet (stupid rule) have you moved somewhere north?
I'm not riding the Duc because I just got it and its been kinda cold but I still have the Ninja 250 ready to go for decent days. The low power and smaller tires handle the cold road and less traction better.
 

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I moved out of the GTA to Ottawa.
About cold weather riding: Do be careful as your tires will NEVER warm up.
Don't know about the Ninja but do set the Panigale to Wet Mode and customize your WM setting within to maximum TC and ABS.
Should you lowside, best it done with the Kawi.
 

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Yes. For low power (<3A) under the seat, I used the following:

OptiMate CABLE O-47 Adapter for DUCATI to SAE
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Motopower 0609A 3.1Amp Waterproof Motorcycle USB Charger Kit SAE to USB Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/Motopower-060...cm_wl_huc_item

Dual Micro USB / Mini USB Splitter Cable - Charge up two Devices
https://www.amazon.com/iFlash%C2%AE-...cm_wl_huc_item
So, you basically need 3 things, right:
1. Connector from Ducati style to SAE
2. Connector from SAE to USB
3. Connector from USB to micro-USB (or iphone or whatever you need)

Can you post some pictures of your setup? Do all the cords tuck in/fit pretty easily under the seat? I've thought about doing the same thing for long trips. But I'm not even sure I will need it now since I have a couple of powerbanks that I could bring.

For everyday use, I use a plug that does go straight to the battery. I don't have any problem with draining the battery too much. I only plug it in to the phone when I'm riding. Basically 3 parts:
1. Connector from battery to SAE (dealer already had it installed)
2. Connector from SAE to USB
3. Connector from USB to micro-USB. I have a 3 foot cord that is routed under the fairing and comes up by the ignition to where my phone is mounted.

BTW, people can alternatively use a powerbank like this if they just want to be able to charge stuff up when they are off the bike. These have gotten so much better the last couple years:
https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-Compact-High-speed-Technology/dp/B0194WDVHI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481215581&sr=8-2&keywords=powerbank
 
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Yes, all the cords tuck in/fit pretty easily under the seat. (photo 1). They're disconnected on the photo to see them individually.
I also have an SAE going from the battery for higher amperage stuff or for a quick power supply access.(photo 2).

For a visual as to how the front stuff on mine is set-up, I've posted it (post #8) here :
http://www.959panigale.net/forum/wha...html#post56634

P.S. I've also downsized the toolkit (but added a good set of Allen's) and moved it into the lower compartment.
 

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I'll look into that Powerbank.
I can use one of those as my phone is in my pocket and I just purchased a duo set of ScalaRider PackTalk....thus the need for an alternative power supply.
 

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Before delivery, my dealer installed a pigtail directly to the battery, with an SAE connector at the end. It's tucked into the left side fairing, and easy to get to.
Mine too, every dealer should be doing this.
 

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I moved out of the GTA to Ottawa.
About cold weather riding: Do be careful as your tires will NEVER warm up.
Don't know about the Ninja but do set the Panigale to Wet Mode and customize your WM setting within to maximum TC and ABS.
Should you lowside, best it done with the Kawi.
The tires (Pilor Power 2CT's) are actually pretty good...I've never really had a scary moment where the tires spun out due to cold. I've got lots of experience in the cold on the 250 and have done over 100,000 Km's on that bike. Here's a few pics from a some of my rides, and when I say ride I mean a proper ride...not just some cruising around town just to get the bike out.





 

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Truly awesome. You're a good shot as well. Nice photos. Halton is nice.
 

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Mine too, every dealer should be doing this.
Mine three. I guess it is standard now. The dealer recommended me to plug it to a battery tender if I was not going to use the bike even if it is for 3-4 days, as for some reason the battery can't or won't hold charge for a long time. Anyone knows how long can the battery hold unplugged?
 

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I don't think there's a "one-size fits all" answer to that question.
You may get answers from a few weeks to maybe a few months based on:

age
cycles
location; temp & humidity
type
quality
bikes minimum CA
etc.
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Yes. For low power (<3A) under the seat, I used the following:

OptiMate CABLE O-47 Adapter for DUCATI to SAE
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Motopower 0609A 3.1Amp Waterproof Motorcycle USB Charger Kit SAE to USB Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/Motopower-060...cm_wl_huc_item

Dual Micro USB / Mini USB Splitter Cable - Charge up two Devices
https://www.amazon.com/iFlash%C2%AE-...cm_wl_huc_item
Is it possible to connect "Motopower 3.1 amp waterproof Motocycle Usb Charge"
just straight to the battery and running the cable up to near the handle bars instead, id like to charge my phone while on the go and using gps.

I haven't seen anything about this and don't want it to tamper with any other electronics.
 

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Is it possible to connect "Motopower 3.1 amp waterproof Motocycle Usb Charge" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DYE54LI?tag=vglnk-c505-20 just straight to the battery and running the cable up to near the handle bars instead, id like to charge my phone while on the go and using gps.
Yes, you can. Your dealer may have already installed an SAE cable to your battery for your battery tender. All you need is an SAE to USB adapter such as the Motopower or equivalent like the one below. As for the USB cable, I particularly like the one shown in my previous post as it has a splitter to connect both micro and mini USB devices.
 

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Yes, you can. Your dealer may have already installed an SAE cable to your battery for your battery tender. All you need is an SAE to USB adapter such as the Motopower or equivalent like the one below. As for the USB cable, I particularly like the one shown in my previous post as it has a splitter to connect both micro and mini USB devices.

Yes its already installed with one but its all the way on the bottom left where my shifter and moto power USB is short I guess I can take the fairing off and move it closer to the cockpit, so there's no need for the fuze then?
 

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No need to touch any fuses or take the faring off. Just run a usb cable up to the triple clamp and use your favorite device bracket.
 

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No need to touch any fuses or take the faring off. Just run a usb cable up to the triple clamp and use your favorite device bracket.

So I ended up installing to the battery with the other SAE because I want that one for the trickle charger! Here are some picture of what I did and how I ran the cable discreetly. And by the way thanks for all your help, ended up doing it over Sunday night, installation took about 35 minutes.
 

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No need to touch any fuses or take the faring off. Just run a usb cable up to the triple clamp and use your favorite device bracket.
I just quickly looked for 30 seconds or so, but it seems like the triple trees are blocked by the Radiator. How'd you route the cable without having to take off the fairings?
 
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