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BelumTerbiasa

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Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:18:34 PM »

Has anyone else had this problem? Was the rack not installed correctly? Maybe flip that L-shaped bracket? I'm waiting on a Y adapter that may be more flexible and could fit in this space. 
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BelumTerbiasa

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Re: Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 08:20:48 PM »

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togo

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Re: Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 08:42:48 PM »

Has anyone else had this problem? Was the rack not installed correctly? Maybe flip that L-shaped bracket? I'm waiting on a Y adapter that may be more flexible and could fit in this space.

Is this the factory side rack? Which year and model zero? My happy-trail side rack makes the aux on my 2014 SR very awkward to get to but not inaccessible.
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2014 Zero SR, highly accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1, maybe for sale, stock, very reliable.  I lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Also, a 2001 Honda Helix, black, kept for sentimental reasons.

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Re: Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 08:45:29 PM »

Having the exact same problem. Its very annoying lying on ones knees, in the wet, glasses sliding down ones big nose, trying to mate the two buggers in the dark with freezing cold fingers, so that one can get charged in a hurry. There must be a better way.


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BelumTerbiasa

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Re: Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 08:55:54 PM »

Has anyone else had this problem? Was the rack not installed correctly? Maybe flip that L-shaped bracket? I'm waiting on a Y adapter that may be more flexible and could fit in this space.

Is this the factory side rack? Which year and model zero? My happy-trail side rack makes the aux on my 2014 SR very awkward to get to but not inaccessible.

I have a 2016 Zero S.  It's the factory rack but I'm using the third-party DigiNow v2 charger.  I have an Elcon 2500 and a Zero stock quick charger as well but haven't had a chance to use these since the rack was installed (they're being shipped cross-country).  It appears like the wiring on the back side of the charger input is wider?  Could probably force it in but makes me a little nervous given how the Aux port is bolted into place on the bike. 
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BelumTerbiasa

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Re: Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 09:35:00 PM »

Got it - looks like the best method is to feed the charger input from underneath to fit it into the aux port. 
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Re: Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 05:00:04 AM »

Having the exact same problem. Its very annoying lying on ones knees, in the wet, glasses sliding down ones big nose, trying to mate the two buggers in the dark with freezing cold fingers, so that one can get charged in a hurry. There must be a better way.


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Totally agree. Zero definitely needs to move the aux port to a more accessible position. I have Givi sidebags (that hold my chargers) and take the left on off when I need to mate the two buggers. That helps a bit, but it's still overly difficult. Zero *really* needs to do some re-think here!
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Re: Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 05:33:22 AM »

Wow! And they made it so easy to get to on the FX. Same maker, same engineers.  ???
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Re: Aux Port Inaccessible w/ Side Rack
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 07:57:53 AM »

I just leave my charger plugged into the aux port. Problem solved. Have Diginow v2, 6.6kw, plugged in, secured to frame and rack with zip ties. Plug stays in, doesnt move or come loose.
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