Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Redmond, WA, USA
GPS wire routing and connection point question
I apologize for asking a question for which I'm sure the answer could be found on the site if I spent more time looking and less time wondering out loud, but . . .
I just acquired a used Garmin 2610 in advance of heading out to CCR and am going to try and wire it up this evening. I ended up purchasing the ram mount cover for the clutch reservoir, instead of the shelf solution. So my question is:
What's the best connection point and wire routing?
Is it through the handlebars and up to the map lamp? Since my map light has never worked (I assume the bulb is burned out, but never saw any point in fixing it) is this a continuously hot feed or is it just powered when the bike is on or in acc position? If this route is there a way to hide the wire from the handlebars to the map light or just have it dangle in front of the panel?
Is is down the handlebars and to the battery terminals for a continuous hot feed?
Is it best from the battery through stingray and out that storage compartment and over to the unit (with enough slack for turning) so when it is not in use I can just coil up the end piece and place it in the storage compartment?
Or something entirely different?
Suggestions welcome. I'm suspecting whatever I rig together tonight will get redone when I get back from CCR, but ran out of time to plan and execute properly.