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post #1 of 20 Old 04-06-2019, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Charging port

I have a new too me 2015 I bought it back in September. When i bought it many after market things were done, including a charging port. Today is the first day I have tried to use it. It works perfect with the key off, as soon as I turn the key on the port shuts off. Any ideas what circuit the previous owner hooked into. I am looking to run a garmin. Thank you.
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-06-2019, 06:01 PM
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There's no circuit that is hot with the key off and dead with the key on. The only way I can think of to do that is with a 4-pin relay, using the normally-closed terminal. The relay goes to "Open circuit" when energized so that would shut the power to the port off. Seems like a very strange thing to do.

You need to dig into things. It should be powered straight from the hot side of the starter relay (same, electrically, as the positive terminal of the battery but a much better source). It should be fused at 7.5 amps.

Is this a USB port?

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It is a cigarette lighter,mounted in the left side of the front faring. I am going to pull domestics off and chase the wires. I did see a trickle charger port hooked to battery.
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I will take a guess that the ground terminal of your "charging port" is connected to a lighting wire on the KLR. When the key turns on, the connection becomes + or hot from both ends. In other words, it Looses its Ground to the battery.

The ground terminal needs to go directly to a bare frame ground or a Black/Yellow harness ground wire.
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post #5 of 20 Old 04-06-2019, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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That is a great idea, I will pull it apart tomorrow. I will fill you in.
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post #6 of 20 Old 04-06-2019, 09:34 PM
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A cigarette lighter port is a bad idea for a GPS on a motorcycle. It will vibrate loose and the connection will be lost. The choke coil in the plug will shake until it breaks off of the circuit board, rendering the plug useless.

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I agree a klr upper and lower dash would be excellant. Telling my x i spend her child support would not go so well. Lol.
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Pd you must be correct, I pulled the seat and the power goes directly to battery. He must of used a bad ground. Guess I will have to pull front apart to find put.
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.....the power goes directly to battery.........
And it's FUSED near the battery too???????

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