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Old 08-22-2013, 01:20 PM   #7298
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Originally Posted by 73Mustang View Post
What is the best way to wire a 12-volt GPS into the DR?
I'm looking at the wiring diagram for the dr200se, and there are no auxiliary leads on the system anywhere - what this means is that you can't just plug it in somewhere

quick option 1: tap into the battery
quick option 2: tap into the head/tail light**

**issue: I don't know how much extra current the GPS will use, so I don't know if it will pop any fuses

best option: use a relay to tap off the battery, and have it trigger with the head/tail light leads so that the power shuts off when the bike is off

protip - if you tap off the tail light, then you can put the key in the "park" mode and still get power while the bike is off, and keep the headlight off to save the battery
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