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direct wiring takes care of that :)
 
I have always had this problem as well. And with the way the outlets are mounted its difficult to use a rubber band or something.
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Any advices to prevent my 12v connector to always unplug because of bumps/vibrations? Is there aftermarket 12v cable that can lock or something? For now, I'm using electrical tape...
 
I was able to use a small rubber strip along the side and it stays in tight.
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I hard wired my gps into the secondary aux fuse.
I ran mine back to the battery with its own fuse as supplied by Garmin.  I wanted to save the Garmin harness' original length for when I install it on another bike in the future.  This is the third bike it has been on.
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I hard wired my gps into the secondary aux fuse.
I ran mine back to the battery with its own fuse as supplied by Garmin.  I wanted to save the Garmin harness' original length for when I install it on another bike in the future.  This is the third bike it has been on.
That's a good idea also, I just wanted to keep it as clean and not bird nested with wires. 
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I use an Aukey CC-S1.  Its so small it fits entirely inside the outlet and there's less mass to vibrate out.  I've also added a little butyl tape around the perimeter to waterproof it.
Thank you, I already got one of these. Just have to check if GPS can work trough USB. Thanks for others suggesting me to add some rubber or adhesive tape around connector. 
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On a related but different point.. and bear in mind I live in England...think rain...how vulnerable is the socket to water ingress?
 
On previous bikes I've always tucked a socket out of the way of wind blast.
 
I'm considering a little shroud / mini screen around the socket
 
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12v socket is unaffected by rain. It has been tested today in the Ardennes. There is a drain hole.
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I found this thread searching for ideas or solutions to make a 12v plug not vibrate loose and lose power connection to the Yamaha 12v outlet. For those who don't want to hardwire or need a quick solution here's what I did. No modifications to the the bike.

I went to the local hardware store and purchased a pvc plug/end-cap that had a large enough diameter to nicely fit over the 12v male plug. I drilled a hole in the top of it large enough to fit the power cable through. Now you have a skirt that will fit over the 12v plug. I then drilled a small hole off center into the pvc piece to hold a small bungee. I also had to shorten the small bungee, but that was easy, too. There's a nice metal bracket under the instrument panel to hook the other end of the bungee to.  It works wonderfully. 

I may eventually hardwire it, but this works for now.

 

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1 hour ago, CJ3cyl said:

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I found this thread searching for ideas or solutions to make a 12v plug not vibrate loose and lose power connection to the Yamaha 12v outlet. For those who don't want to hardwire or need a quick solution here's what I did. No modifications to the the bike.

I may eventually hardwire it, but this works for now.

That's a good solution to a problem that you shouldn't have to address.  I never had good luck with the 12v socket and even had it replaced under warranty and then still had issues with losing power to my GPS.

I finally got fed up and hardwired my GPS and have never had an issue since.  I hardwired it to one of the switched aux plugs behind the screen so it turns on and off with the key. 

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