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post #1 of 5 Old 06-01-2007, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Starcomm install

alright, i did use the search engine and i have an idea about how to power this thing, but i need further clarification. i'm a total electrical noob, so be gentle with me.

i know i need power and a ground for this thing, and true enough there's a red and a black cable coming out of the box with a nifty crimp connector on each. now i need to find a power and a ground under the seat somewhere and i'd prefer if it were hot only with key-on.

anyone know the easiest place to find these wires conveniently located underseat? i read in one of the forums that the rear tail lamp is a grey wire back in the tail section, but what about a ground? i know we can't ground anything to the bike... help me out and perhaps i'll take a few pics so the next comm installer won't ask these questions.

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-02-2007, 01:06 AM
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I just installed my Autocom today.
I found there was no reallly good switched power and ground under the seat.
Didnt want to tap into the relays behind the batt.
I used the power and ground from the Licence plate light under the tail section.
Worked great.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-02-2007, 10:27 AM
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mine is connected direct on the battery, a starcom will only work(be powered) when your headset is plugged in, so theres no need for a switch or anything like that

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-02-2007, 11:59 AM
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Install an auxiliary fuse block, then you'll have plenty of farkle connections. :-D

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-02-2007, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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wow, easier than i thought. i suppose i'll install a fuse block for the rest of the farkles i'll be installing one of these days. until then, i'll just take it back to the battery. but then i suppose i'll need some lugs for the ends of the wires.

one question about the fuse block... suppose i want all the other misc farkles to shut down when i turn the key off. tying into the battery direct won't allow me that option unless-- unless what? is there a relay or something i can install? perhaps i should simply install a toggle switch that will shut it all down to make sure my GPS or MP3 player doesn't kill my battery.

can you tell me which fuse block that is and where to get it?
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