Zumo Install - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
brokenhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hailfax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to brokenhat
Zumo Install

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!

Matt
2012 Versys, Vario ws, Barkbuster Storms, lowering blocks, flatfoot, Zumo GPS, Givi soft side bags, Axio tail bag, Wolfman Express tank bag
brokenhat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 01:40 PM
psc
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tijeras NM
Posts: 133
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by brokenhat View Post
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!
I don't like the stealer to mess with my after-market installs. In addition, this is the easiest electrical connect that you can make. So you should really do it yourself. But it's your bike, your choice.

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
psc is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Member
 
Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,788
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
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.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[SIZE="1"]Ride. Good.


2003 ST1300ABS
2008 Versys
IBA 59868
Bones is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome