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post #1 of 13 Old 04-16-2011, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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12v HELP !!!!

Ok guys I need help !
Want two 12 v plugs one hot and one to the key
Questions??
1 what's the easy way ??
2 whats the correct way??
My thought was to run marine wire from bat but looking at the wire loom behind the dash there might be some options?.

Thank you in advance for the advise.....

Have a week off and want to ride, like some power to keep the phone and gps up....

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Ok guys I need help !
Want two 12 v plugs one hot and one to the key
Questions??
1 what's the easy way ??
2 whats the correct way??
My thought was to run marine wire from bat but looking at the wire loom behind the dash there might be some options?.

Thank you in advance for the advise.....

Have a week off and want to ride, like some power to keep the phone and gps up....

Scout
Well if you're a DIY kind of a guy just wire a relay. I mounted mine up under the windshield behind the dash and used one of the dash wires to switch it.

There are commercial solutions like this Fuzeblock.

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Ok thx but I am a old concrete guy not a techee I have two marine Plugs with in line wp fuses and basic wire connectors and heat shrink to secure, there is not a wire in that maze of crap I can pimp ?.. Thx for the help.
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Scout, whatever you do, the fuse needs to be close to the battery on any new circuit you add. The whole electrical system may be described as barely adequate. There isn't too much reserve capacity either. I just read that there is an unused supply wire near the windshield.Check the active topics.
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Ok thx but I am a old concrete guy not a techee I have two marine Plugs with in line wp fuses and basic wire connectors and heat shrink to secure, there is not a wire in that maze of crap I can pimp ?.. Thx for the help.
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Thx efi will look around , does any on know how to locate and what color it might be I have a cheap meter can poke around
By the way took a short ride today it was 98 on high way 95 between Parker az and blythe. Dam I love this bike.
Sorry about the double post learning I pad this weekend
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-17-2011, 07:21 AM
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My approach: Wire the always-hot socket directly to the battery, with a fuse holder on the positive lead near the battery (I use 30 amps; don't like to change fuses!).

Key switched power: Splice the positive lead to a BROWN wire; you're satelliting off the OEM wiring circuitry fuse with this arrangement.

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Better practice? A relay scheme, as others have mentioned. MAKE SURE YOUR GROUNDS ARE SOLID, if you go into relays.

Not agin' relays; have a relay harness for my headlight; the mystical, marvelous Generation 1 KLR headlight bulb turning night-into-USABLE-daylight, without blinding the planet, from TPI http://www.klrparts.com , KLR, electrical and lighting section.
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Thx dam that's the path
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