Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Forgot to comment on leaving in the fuse to the GPS circuit. I really just want the additional insurance for the GPS. I splurged on the Garmin 590LM and that thing ain't cheap. The device fuse is just protecting the device branch of the circuit. Without it, some weird, rare, but unpredictable issue (like a manufacturing defect in the cradle) could theoretically send 10 amps down those wires, to the cradle and into the GPS all of which were designed for 3 amps max (plus some safety margin, I'm sure).
If a short occurred elsewhere in that circuit, it would blow the 10 amp fuse shutting the whole circuit down (including the GPS branch).
2014 DL650 - Red
Former bikes ...
2005 DL650 - Red ... totaled Aug-2013
2007 Yamaha V-Star Silverado 650 - Black & Blue ... sold
1984 Honda Magna V45 (700 cc) - Black ... sold
2001 Honda Elite 50SR (hopped up to 72cc ... woo hoo!!!) - Red ... sold