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Aux power hook-ups in the front?

Hey all,

Just curious before I dig into the bike. Just picked up a 2008 650 a few days ago and want to put my GPS on it. Is there any sort of auxiliary power already on the bike, or will I have to roll my own solution? Not my first rodeo. I just hate how messy my wiring can get sometimes.
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Hey all,

Just curious before I dig into the bike. Just picked up a 2008 650 a few days ago and want to put my GPS on it. Is there any sort of auxiliary power already on the bike, or will I have to roll my own solution? Not my first rodeo. I just hate how messy my wiring can get sometimes.
There are no dedicated power outlet wires on the 08 and 09 models. Starting in 2010 they included aux power supply up under the front cowling but not prior to that.
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You can create one, but make sure to add a switch and a fuse for protection purpose.
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My garmin zumo is being powered by a tap off the running lights.
Turns on & off with the bike
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I had a 12volt outlet wired to the battery. It worked fine. But the weather and humidity here, caused it to rust etc.
I found here somewhere, someone using a Levin Solar cell, USB charger. I ordered mine from Amazon. Now when my USB devices get low, I plug in to the solar cell. On a full charge, it has recharged my phone 4 times, before it needed recharging.
I have a Moto Centric tank bag with the map pocket. I place the solar cell there while riding, so that it is charged a ready.
Take a look here.

http://www.amazon.com/Levin-Solar-Panel-Charger-12000mAh/dp/B00MJQ41N0/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1435152239&sr=1-3&keywords=levin+solar+charger
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Hey all,

Just curious before I dig into the bike. Just picked up a 2008 650 a few days ago and want to put my GPS on it. Is there any sort of auxiliary power already on the bike, or will I have to roll my own solution? Not my first rodeo. I just hate how messy my wiring can get sometimes.
Lot's of cheap power ports on EBay. Make sure mounting location does not impact your ability to move the bars lock to lock. Some dash locations can do this, especially if you have hand guards. The adaptor on the cord of most GPS systems sticks out a good inch or more.
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Lot's of cheap power ports on EBay. Make sure mounting location does not impact your ability to move the bars lock to lock. Some dash locations can do this, especially if you have hand guards. The adaptor on the cord of most GPS systems sticks out a good inch or more.
That is the problem I am running in to. I thought I had a place all picked out to mount through and then I put on hand guards.

As it looks now, I'm going to have to make something like one of these:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...e-style-socket

Or just zip tie the connector to the bars just up from the clamp.

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I have a Givi B33 Monolock. It seems just the right size and looks great on the bike. If you really wanted to match it you could paint the top with matching colorrite paint (same paint code).



Givi makes two lines of cases. The Monokey line is made of slightly flexible plastic and slightly cheaper in cost. The monolock line is made of harder, more rigid plastic and has weather stripping on the lid and a slightly more finished appearance up close. The plate to attach the box differs from Monokey to Monolock.
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That is the problem I am running in to. I thought I had a place all picked out to mount through and then I put on hand guards.

As it looks now, I'm going to have to make something like one of these:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...e-style-socket

Or just zip tie the connector to the bars just up from the clamp.

Mitch.

I had an outlet mounted in the dash on the right side of the bike. Then i zip-tied this to the cables on the left side......hooked straight to the battery.

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Thanks everyone. Looks like I have my work cut out for me in regards to rolling it myself
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Thanks everyone. Looks like I have my work cut out for me in regards to rolling it myself


This made it easier whenever i had to do some rolling...http://www.amazon.com/Zig-Zag-Cigarette-Rolling-Machine/dp/B002Q7WRDI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1435170473&sr=8-2&keywords=cigaretter+roller ..

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I had an outlet mounted in the dash on the right side of the bike. Then i zip-tied this to the cables on the left side......hooked straight to the battery.

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That looks clean. I'm going to complain about my knotted up wires today. Things are starting to bind up. I'm going to bring your pic for comparison.
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This made it easier whenever i had to do some rolling...http://www.amazon.com/Zig-Zag-Cigare...aretter+roller ..
100mm? that wouldnt cut it here =p http://www.amazon.com/Super-Blunt-Rolling-Machine-Roller/dp/B001QDT2U4/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_cp_8_7RT2?ie=UTF8&refRID=08869FGJFBSJDJ49S6YSwe roll fat on the west-coast

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