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I have a Zumo 550, what is the best way to power it off of the bike? I'll be getting my dealer to do it by the way. thanks!
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Originally Posted by brokenhat View Post
I use a Fuzeblock (www.fuzeblocks.com), which gives me the option to power off independently, or via the bike's (on/off key) ignition. The Zumo already comes with all the necessary wiring to connect to the Fuzeblock. You may also use the Centech distribution block. It works the same. Either block can sit in the tray above the battery, so is out of the way and weather elements. With the blocks, you'll have future options to hook up electric vests and other accessories. It sounds/reads more complicated that the actual labor.
For the stealer to hook up the Zumo, he would probably run a wire directly to the battery and call it a day. If you insist on him going through the ignition circuit, he can, but it'll entail either diving into the rats nest up front (if he's dumb) or taking it off the rear running light wire (if he is smart). Either way, it'll cost you.
Peter's spot on here. It will take little of your time to wire it right through a fuse block and then when you decide to add other electrical goodies (and you will) it's as simple as hot and ground and done.
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