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Accessory Farkle Wiring

I'm gearing up for a trip to New England next week and I want to wire up a few accessories. I have a Garmin Nuvi 680 on a ram mount to be installed, a 12v cell phone charger, a MP3 player and a camera..the last two running off USB power. I had seen in a car specialty shop a plug in adapter w/ 2 12v ports and 2 USB ports. I was thinking about hardwiring this under the seat where I could get to it.

1) Does this sound logical?

2) Any tips on routing the wire up to the BRM co-pilot shelf for the GPS and to the tank bag for the other gear?

3) Good places to tap power for the ignition circuit?

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post #2 of 9 Old Jul 28th, 2009, 10:56 pm
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Re: Accessory Farkle Wiring

My recommendation would be to put a fuse block, switched via an ignition switched relay, and fused, under the pillion seat; making all of your power connections there. I did this and it worked out well.

As for the BMR shelf cabling; absolutely run it under the gas tank along the brake lines.

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Re: Accessory Farkle Wiring

I have a tip for your wiring to your co-pilot shelf. Make a small hole right next to the light above the gages by using a dremel and carving out a slot with the light removed. Then you also have a convenient spot to wire up the power to those items (you could even use the power from the light). The second one is to make a hole in the oddments compartment and route your cables for your mp3 player and cell phone into that instead of your tank bag. ( I don't know about you, but I am paranoid about someone taking my tank bag thinking there is something of value in it.) I hope this helps.

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Re: Accessory Farkle Wiring

Before (as in - when the dealer got done with it):



After (as in - when I got done with it. Note I took the tip about Dremmeling TWO holes next to the dash light for my BMR shelf):



Here's the saddle view:



Here's what replaced the CD changer:



And here's the hub of activity - a Centech AP-2 fusebox bolted to the battery hold-down (here rather than under the pillion so there's no need for tools for a blown fuse):



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Well done, Mike...................nice job...............
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Re: Accessory Farkle Wiring

Its a fun project here is mine no holes drilled or permeate changes made except in the glove box: Copilot shelf project

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I'm gearing up for a trip to New England next week and I want to wire up a few accessories. I have a Garmin Nuvi 680 on a ram mount to be installed, a 12v cell phone charger, a MP3 player and a camera..the last two running off USB power. I had seen in a car specialty shop a plug in adapter w/ 2 12v ports and 2 USB ports. I was thinking about hardwiring this under the seat where I could get to it.

1) Does this sound logical?

2) Any tips on routing the wire up to the BRM co-pilot shelf for the GPS and to the tank bag for the other gear?

3) Good places to tap power for the ignition circuit?

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Re: Accessory Farkle Wiring

+1 on the switched fuse block!

Best way up to the spot over the gauges is thru the fairing, then out the map light. Same way back for the audio (assuming you will connect to intercom). Alternate is to tap the map light for power source for the GPS, as the Zumo doesn't draw much.

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Well done, Mike...................nice job...............
Thanks dude.

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Re: Accessory Farkle Wiring

By the way - my biggest wiring tip I could give anyone:

LABEL EVERYTHING!!!!

Of course that means at both ends.

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