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Wiring in a Zumo 660

Would like to permanently wire in my Zumo 660 onto my 07 DL650. I purchased the wiring kit from Garmin, and the AdventureTech over the dash GPS mount. Are you all wiring back to your battery (or something like a Blue Sea box), or connecting some place near the fairing for power?

Seems to be I recall reading something about an accessory connection that's available. If so, what cable are you using to connect to the stock wiring on the bike so you didn't cut off the connector that is there? I did find this: http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Bi....html#dl650-aa but that looks like it for an accessory port on the 2012 and newer bikes.

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My opinion with GPS's is to wire them either driectly to the battery (fused of course) or though a fuse box that allows the GPS to stay powered up when on the bike.

I find it very annoying when GPS's lose power when vehicles are switched off as the GPS units will generally shut down shortly after power loss and in most cases we don't leave the GPS units on the bike unless we are nearby.

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That Eastern Beaver accessory adapter won't fit a Wee. Wee's don't have accessory ports. The heated grip adapter will work but the bike's connector it behind the radiator, not exactly convenient. Also, there is a $20 minimum order. For the reasons Tom mentioned, a battery or fuse block connection works fine if you don't want to cut or tap into the bike's wiring.

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My opinion with GPS's is to wire them either driectly to the battery (fused of course) or though a fuse box that allows the GPS to stay powered up when on the bike.

I find it very annoying when GPS's lose power when vehicles are switched off as the GPS units will generally shut down shortly after power loss and in most cases we don't leave the GPS units on the bike unless we are nearby.

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With the tomtom you can change that setting. I bet you can in other models.

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The Zumo 550 asks whether you want to continue on its internal battery power when it loses external power. It gives you 30 seconds to pick yes or no then shuts off. I'll bet the 660 does the same.

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That sucks that you cant turn that feature of im kinda glad i went for the less expensive tomtom

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I like that it does shut off and gives the warning. It prevents dead battery on the unit when you need it most. I think there might be a setting on the unit that allows it to stay on without asking when it loses power but I can't see why I would switch it on. The unit asking to stay on has alerted me of a bad wire while on a route. If I hadn't known it I may have had no GPS just when I needed it most.

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You've got 30 seconds to touch yes and the power stays on. I don't see the problem. Forget to turn it off manually and the TomTom will deplete its battery. Either requires the user to do something simple. I always shut off my Garmin before it shuts itself off or tell it to stay on when I'm getting fuel. I haven't checked my TomTom for an option to have it turn off when losing external power because I wouldn't choose that.

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I like where it asks if I wish to continue on battery power or not as well.

So....how's everybody running their power? :mrgreen:

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On the Wee, I ran it to a fuse block in the fairing. On the Glee, I tapped into an orange/green hot/live wire and a black/white ground/earth wire in the loom going to the instruments.

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