Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
Got a couple of questions for you all. Want to mount a GPS on my bike. I've read some people use the aux wires that are in the fairing to wire the GPS directly.
1. Is this wire already fused?
2. Although I want to hard wire it directly I'd like to add some kind of quick disconnect so I can remove it when parked at work or somewhere. Anybody use SAE connectors? Any other suggestions?
I'd think it needs to be somewhat waterproof. Electrical stuff isn't my specialty so input is appreciated
Theoretically you aren't wiring the GPS directly to the bike's wiring system. You would be best served by wiring in a 12 volt power outlet into which you would plug an adaptor cord specific to your GPS. So as far as removing the GPS goes you just unplug it from the outlet and carry it with you when leaving the bike.
As to wiring the plug itself you could feed it off of the wires you find behind the fairing. Only drawback with this is that these wires are switched to the ignition. My GPS shuts down when it loose auxiliary power. I chose to wire my power plug direct from the battery so that it is on all the time. That way I can look at the GPS with the ignition off.
Also you will probably want to get a Ram Mount for the GPS. Which GPS do you use?
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