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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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First time out for the year

First time out this year. Sure did miss riding over winter. I bought a GPS garmin zumo450 around Christmas. I was wondering if I should have dealer wire it up or just have Best Buy do it. I wasn't sure if it would effect my warranty if BB does it. I got my Versys late July last year, already 2200 miles and lovin it.
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Although I had taken a few brief rides over the winter, this past weekend I took my first decent-length rides. We had great weather and the V was ready to go!

It probably won't affect you warranty to have BB wire it up -- but who do you think handles more bikes, your dealer or BB? You could do it yourself if you're handy.

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You got all it takes to do that job yourself. Search this website for the wiring connections and go after it. I would resist the BB urge. If you do the work, you get to know your bike better, and if it fails you can fix it.
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NOOOOOOO!!

Anything but Best Buy or any audio shop! Those folks don't understand motorcycles, and a lot of them have the manual skills of an orangutan.

To do it right, the tank will have to come off to run the wires up front. I wish manufacturers would make an accessory socket standard equipment on all bikes, now that almost everyone has a need for one. See if your dealer will do the job.
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I ran my wires along the side without taking the tank off. There's an existing wire harness down the left side that you can follow. I used a couple of zip ties to keep the GPS wires in place. (I did take the left side fairing off.)

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Hope on Eastern Beavers site and order the switched wiring hookup for accessories. Couldn't be easier, and you have many options after that. Lots of info on this site. I with the above advice- stay away from BB. They might make your bike run backwards.
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first ride this year

went out this evening for my first ride of the year....it was about 12 degrees celcius...boy what a nice feeling...
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