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where to find power source controlled by by ingition key?

I bought this

http://www.aerostich.com/5-function-digital-meter.html

I know where to connect the black wire and the red wire.

Orange wire says "connect to a 12 volt positive power source that is controlled by the ignition key such as the cigarette lighter or radis circuit.

I don't know if I have a radis circuit and I don't have a cig lighter.

Any suggestions on the best place to connect this wire?

It is a 2008.
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Never mind found this http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=17255 and decided to run it to the horn fuse.

It is too wide to mount on the windshield between the pillars.

Not quite wide enough to mount where those pillars meet the cowling (the open area below the windshield). Think I will put a wider piece of lexan there and mount to that. The lexan should help deflect the water.

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You could tap into the city lights, just curious, is this water resistant? Looking at it, the buttons are exposed, first rain and kiss it goodby. JMO
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only the temp sensor can get wet.

I found a good idea on advrider (I think) where someone put the meter in a piece of clear flexible plastic tubing and sealed the ends+wires with silicon.
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A friend of mine had the exact same one on his '12. No problem with riding in the rain, still works as usual. I'll get a pic the next time i meet him

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You could tap into the city lights, just curious, is this water resistant? Looking at it, the buttons are exposed, first rain and kiss it goodby. JMO
the web site claims it's water resistant with an application of silicone sealer
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the web site claims it's water resistant with an application of silicone sealer
This isn't something that would interest me, I have a heads up monitor, green is normal charging voltage level, extremely accurate, and waterproof. I focus in my ride , I don't need to be able to read numbers, as we age, the size of the letters and numbers needs to increase. My heads up led is visible day or night, don`t need to look at it directly.
My speedo is plenty large and it is duplicated by my gps, so I know when I am speeding , if the led goes solid red, I know either my motor has stopped or it is time to stop before the battery dies .
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Connected my voltmeter to the front pilot light. Work fine.

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Connected my voltmeter to the front pilot light. Work fine.
I used that one for my GPS, then when I added a "Fuzeblock FZ-1", used the tail running light for the relay 'trigger'.

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