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Why in Gods name didn't they make the USB port underneath the passenger seat POWERED when the bike is off!?

It would be a great spot to securely charge your cell phone while you aren't riding. I'm mainly thinking about a passenger phone I suppose, since mine is always fully charged because it is on a RAM mount on the handlebar and always plugged in while I'm riding.
 

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Because it's smarter to have it switched as more people will want it that way and less chance of killing the battery.
Not only this, but USB socket itself is a converter 12V => 5V and it constantly drains ~ 8-10 mA even when nothing is connected to it. That's enough to weaken a regular battery or completely kill Li-ion one a couple of weeks.
 
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