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    Posted: 04 Nov 2014 at 21:46
I'm going to fit a Garmin Zumo 660 and Autocomm to my Norge but could someone advise me which positive wires to chase into please.
 
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I'm not familiar with that model, but the usual route is to tap into a front brake light wire, that way it'll be switched so the base cradle isn't live whilst the bike is stored.

For what it's worth, I understand that that is one reason that the cradle pins corrode over time.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 2014 at 22:15
Just properly read your post and I'd missed the autocom !

If you are likely to fit more things, heated grips, or clothing, power socket or handy USB charger then I'd consider something like a Fuzeblock

Google it, they are really simple devices that you can swap to your future bikes, and allow you to select which devices are live and which are switched and choose what fuses you want. It runs off the battery directly.

I've got one on my BMW GSA, and recommend it.

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Under the front of the tank (you will have to lift it to see) there is a connector ready for a satnav. It is designed for the TomTom,but you can change the connector as I did and fit a Garmin.
 
If you have done the start relay rewiring mod, as described in the FAQ section, then the yellow wire you would have disconnected from the start relay would be an ideal place to get a switched supply (with a 15A fuse in line - fuse B) for any extra gear such as an intercom.


Edited by Brian UK - 04 Nov 2014 at 23:55
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Thanks for all the advice.

Old rat, I have fitted a fuzebloc already and it has heated grips fitted as standard.

Brian I'll check under the tank for this connection (bummer as I brimmed it last week for winter hibernation) but can you tell me what I should be looking for ?
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It will be a little connector with blue and green wires going to it. A bundle taped up at the back of the headstock gusset.
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Brian,
 
When you changed the connector under the tank from TomTom to Garmin did you use a push in type adaptor/connector ? if so where did you purchase from please ? or if you just cut off the TomTom connection and wired in a Garmin connector where did you purchase from please ?
 
Sorry about the dummy questions but my electrical knowledge/skill is quite basic.
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I wired in a socket on the fairing, to the right of the dash, so I just soldered the wires under the tank. But I was fitting an earlier Garmin Streetpilot which requires 12 volts supply. The later versions are all 5 volt USB.
 
What does the Garmin power connection have? I think you can get one with a pair of wires at one end and the micro USB at the other (with a box in between to drop the voltage.
 
If you are just connecting wires, I would recommend this type. Probably also available on Ebay as a pair, but cheaper.
 
Just looked, this and this would do it.
 


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www.maplin.co.uk/p/race-pack-lead-female-battery-connector-jg05f

That's how my Optimate is connected to my V7




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zecis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2014 at 11:59
I used the under tank connection, then bought it to a Oxford USB power connector on the handlebars.
Phones, satnavs, cameras can all be charged

I used a multimeter to get pos and neg the right way round

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2014 at 13:38
According to the wiring diagram, blue is earth/neg. and green is pos.
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Brian,
Thanks for the links Smile

I bought a garmin mount and my plan was to chop the standard Tom Tom connection off and fit one for a Garmin but now I'm in two mindsLamp

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Brian,

Thanks very much for the links, I have purchased the male/female connections Smile

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i bought a usb connector, has twin ports ind is fused. Connects straight to the battery.
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So you can charge the phone up at the same time.
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