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A little electrical question

A question for the Versys folks , I have a 2017 650 Versys and I'm looking to wire up a satnav .

As I understand on the 2015 - 18 models there is a relay which needs to be connected up , which powers up two wires with bullet connectors , and those are connected up to a cigarette lighter type socket which is fitted to the front cowling , plug and play .

My question is , can I by pass the cigarette lighter socket and just plug the sat nav into the bullet connectors nearby the relay ?? It wouldn't give too much power to the satnav , wouldn't it ??

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Unless I seriously misunderstand, bypassing the cigarette lighter socket will have no bearing on the amount of juice being sent to the GPS. I wired mine directly to the battery (with a fuse close to the power source - battery) and it's worked fine for several years. I believe Fasteddiecopeman has apparently done the same thing without bad results because he has a sticker on his GPs reminding him to turn it off. So do I, but don't tell him I said so.

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I have used an aftermarket cigarette lighter power supply and took it apart to solder wires on to the circuit board then crimped on bullet connectors to plug into the aux connectors. One less connection to work loose with vibration. With the relay installed the connectors will be switch and the sat nav will turn off with the bike. You should have two connectors controlled by the relay so you can still install the cigarette adapter in the dash. Total load for the aux circuit is 5 amps.

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On my Versys 1000. I just tapped into the brake light wire and a ground wire. So it turns on and off with the ignition...

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...I believe Fasteddiecopeman has apparently done the same thing without bad results because he has a sticker on his GPs reminding him to turn it off. So do I, but don't tell him I said so.
Nope. The warning is to remind me to disconnect my heated jacket-liner BEFORE getting off the bike, which HAS happened... on occasion....

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Nope. The warning is to remind me to disconnect my heated jacket-liner BEFORE getting off the bike, which HAS happened... on occasion....

I suspect it becomes pretty apparent when you reach the point at which your distance from the bike equals the maximum length of the cable.

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