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post #1 of 14 Old Apr 27th, 2019, 6:29 am Thread Starter
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Live power feed.

Hi all,

I was wondering if I could splice into some wires under the handlebar covers to connect up a mobile and cam charger cable. If it is possible, does anyone know what wires I can splice into. Or, is there any other location I can add a phone and cam charger cable to somewhere close to the handlebars....thanks

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Hi all,

I was wondering if I could splice into some wires under the handlebar covers to connect up a mobile and cam charger cable. If it is possible, does anyone know what wires I can splice into. Or, is there any other location I can add a phone and cam charger cable to somewhere close to the handlebars....thanks

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There are no wires under the handlebar covers to accommodate that I know of, you would have to use the light above the dash.

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Re: Live power feed.

The light above the dash is your best bet. You could also tap in near the head light and fish the wires up through the handle bar covers. There is no source in the bar covers that could handle the additional load.

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The light above the dash is your best bet. You could also tap in near the head light and fish the wires up through the handle bar covers. There is no source in the bar covers that could handle the additional load.
Thanks everyone for the advice

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Re: Live power feed.

Do you still have the radio system in? I pulled the radio out to use the compartment more. If it is out, maybe tap into the radio power source.

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I tapped off the map light above the dash for my Zumo GPS with a double spade connector. It's switched . One terminal powers the light. The other runs up the handle bar cover and out to the GPS.

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I tapped off the map light above the dash for my Zumo GPS with a double spade connector. It's switched . One terminal powers the light. The other runs up the handle bar cover and out to the GPS.
Do you happen to have any pics of that? Sounds like exactly what I want to do to mount my phone for GPS use.

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Probably used something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Supco-T1122-C...SIN=B0071NCK5M

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Yeah, I'm aware of those, although I prefer piggyback to side by side. But that's not actually what I meant. I was more interested in the wiring up the bars, and the GPS mounting.

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Don't think i have any pics. I can look.

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Thats very close to what i used. Mine is 90°

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I tapped off the map light above the dash for my Zumo GPS with a double spade connector. It's switched . One terminal powers the light. The other runs up the handle bar cover and out to the GPS.
Do you happen to have any pics of that? Sounds like exactly what I want to do to mount my phone for GPS use.
Here is what I did. I added a 2 port USB power supply. It has the added bonus of a digital volt meter. It is wired to a Fuzebock FZ1 power distribution block that is wired to the battery. This allows me to add many different fused circuits to the bike. I can choose to have them as constant on or keyed. I will be adding a cell phone holder to the location where the BMW GPS is normally mounted. Then I will use a 1' USB cable to power the phone.
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Re: Live power feed.

That's nifty. I like it.

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Re: Live power feed.

I pulled out the intercom port under the left handlebar and replaced it with a Powerlet port, then plugged in one of these little gizmos.



For power, since I don't need more than 2.1 amps, I used small Posi-Taps to tap into the power and ground wires going to the radio which reside directly under that panel. I've used Posi's for years on a variety of bikes and I'm very happy with them. I made the pigtail from the Powerlet long enough to make it easy to connect and disconnect the spade connectors when pulling off or re-installing that panel.

And since the radio power is switched, I don't have to worry about the Optimate charging plug creating a parasitic drain, even if it doesn't.

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