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post #1 of 13 Old 05-31-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is There Another Power Supply Available?

Is there another power supply available besides the heated grip connector? I want to wire in a GPS and I'm already using the heated grip connector. I don't really have the need for a fuse block. I was hoping to find something (preferably switched, but not necessary) on a plug up front. Any ideas??


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Just run it to the battery with an inline fuse. A GPS doesn't have to be switched off like the heated grips

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I just tapped into a fuse that had power only when the bike was on.

No problems, you'll probably want a test light though.

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A gps on a switched circuit is a pain in the ass. Every time you stop and turn your bike off, even for a second the gps has to boot up and lock onto location again. My gps is only 5 volts and 1 amp.

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A gps on a switched circuit is a pain in the ass. Every time you stop and turn your bike off, even for a second the gps has to boot up and lock onto location again. My gps is only 5 volts and 1 amp.
I see your point. That being the case, I can draw power from anywhere I suppose.


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A gps on a switched circuit is a pain in the ass. Every time you stop and turn your bike off, even for a second the gps has to boot up and lock onto location again. My gps is only 5 volts and 1 amp.
Mine has a battery backup. It will ask me to push any button within 30 seconds of losing power, if I do it stays on using its onboard batteries.

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Mine has a battery backup. It will ask me to push any button within 30 seconds of losing power, if I do it stays on using its onboard batteries.
Mine is similar (3 hours on battery power). Mine turns off after 10 seconds unless you push a button and tell it to stay on.
I'd still like to find a power source up under the fairing. If not then I'll be running it to the battery I suppose.

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Eastern Beaver has what you want. Takes power from a switched curcuit using a connecter under the rear of the tank. You have to lift the tank a couple of inched to get to it, but it is neat and simple. Takes about a week to get something shipped from Jim to my home in Maine.

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Eastern Beaver has what you want. Takes power from a switched curcuit using a connecter under the rear of the tank. You have to lift the tank a couple of inched to get to it, but it is neat and simple. Takes about a week to get something shipped from Jim to my home in Maine.

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Bike_S...l#brakeadaptor
Great, thanks. I'll check it out.

I just ordered the adaptor. It's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks again, I appreciate your help.


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