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post #1 of 10 Old Jun 10th, 2015, 11:00 am Thread Starter
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How to connect Zumo 660 to power

Since last Friday I'm the proud owner of a 2005 K1200LT (US version)
Because on my previous bike I was using a Zumo 660 I intend to keep using that. For this is the best navigation device. Used TomTom Rider before, but never original BMW nav.

Only thing I'm pretty interested in the the electrical connection of the Zumo.

I'm looking for the best way to connect it to the battery.
any suggestions? Any installation instructions?

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post #2 of 10 Old Jun 10th, 2015, 6:05 pm
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Re: How to connect Zumo 660 to power

Congratulations on your new-to-you ride! I added a fuse block to my bike that has switched and unswitched sides that provides flexibility on installing new devices. My '07 originally came with a Nav III system that I removed and installed a Garmin 590LM. The fuse block provides power to the new GPS.

Click on the "Forums" link in the blue toolbar above and drop down and click on the "GPS" thread. You should find a variety of good info that should meet your needs.


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Re: How to connect Zumo 660 to power

If you really want to get crazy wire it into Fuse F16 (that is hat I did). That was for an optional accessory and was not hooked to any wire in my US bike. It is a 4 amp and I believe it was for the factory GPS option anyway. But barring that a fuse box accessory is that best option that way you can control the fusing and whether it is switched power or hot all the time.

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+1 on the FuzeBlock. I have a Garmon550 it had an inline fuse (2amp) direct to battery. It was live all the time. Now it's switched through the FuzeBlock.

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I modded my 03 with an electric center stand and needed a hook up.
This was my solution.

Can't remember if I got it at radio shack or online. $8 as I recall.
Mounted on top of the battery case with a couple zip ties.

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I modded my 03 with an electric center stand and needed a hook up.
This was my solution.

Can't remember if I got it at radio shack or online. $8 as I recall.
Mounted on top of the battery case with a couple zip ties.

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75 AMPs? You have inbuilt welding machine ?

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It powers the air conditioner!

It's a 7.5 amp fuse.

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It powers the air conditioner!

It's a 7.5 amp fuse.

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I thought so, but couldn't resist - the dot is pretty well hidden.

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Re: How to connect Zumo 660 to power

Guys,

Thanks for your replies.
I connected it directly to the battery this morning. Working great

Thanks

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I connected the red wire (hot) to the front turn signal wire. You will have to determine which one is hot when the key is on. Ran ground to negative side of terminal. GPS comes on when bike is started and off when bike is shut down.
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