Advice needed: Electrical wiring for GPS on 1190R

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  1. SwedishViking

    SwedishViking Been here awhile

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    I would not mind getting a few pointers on your experiences and advice when it comes to how to connect your GPS (in my case a Garmin Zumo 660) to some juice (and I am not inclined to use the accessory socket). Either one does a direct connect to the battery, which I then understand is to route the wires under the plastic covers (if anyone has done this, how much time does it take and are there any complex steps?), but I have also heard there are some connectors at the front some where under the dashboard, but I am afraid I am failing to find that.

    Your help is much appreciated. Thanks, J.
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  2. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    If it's wired like a 990 there will be a couple that run off the ACC fuses, just there for the hooking up.

    I took off the headlight and fairings to look for them and when I finally found them it was a "Doh!" moment, I didn't have to do all that.
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  3. 6732cash

    6732cash Been here awhile

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    The acc1 wires are under the socket on the left they are difficult to get out as they are tucked in quite tight it might be easier to take some plastic off but I kept on with bent fingers till i got em out.....they are just a spur from the socket
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  4. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    There are a variety of threads on this with lots of info and photos. Try a quick search, pretty sure you'll get all the info you need.
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  5. lr-80

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    I found the acc sockets in the headlamp bucket, and not underneath the socket. A few bolts and covers to get to, just follow the manual for bulb replacement.
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  6. Johnny34

    Johnny34 Been here awhile

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    Here's a link to my info on installing the Zumo 660 on my 1190R. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/garmin-zumo-590lm-installed-onto-2014-adventure-1190-r.987855/page-3#post-26767700 Now after using it for two years I can tell what I've learned.

    1. The 660 has a long cable with several accessory plugs wired in for headphones and what not. I never used any of these. You will have to bundle these up and tuck them out of the way somewhere. Behind the headlight is fine but space is at a minimum, especially if you are using the Cyclops LEDs.
    2. The KTM mount works great for me and has very little movement. Others have complained about it.
    3. Until recently I was using the ACC1 switched connection behind the headlight but recently moved all of my electronics to a PDM60 http://imgur.com/a/Udl5H
    4. The reason I switched to the PDM60 is because when running the Zumo 660, the heated grips, and charging my phone from the aux 12v plug via USB adapter I noticed the 660 would intermittently switch to battery power. I think I was overdrawing the circuit and power to the devices was dropping.
    5. I highly recommend the PDM60. It currently powers my Zumo 660, Denali horn, Cyclops Aux Lights, and Skene dimmer.
    6. See #5
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  7. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    I also use a PDM60, but if I were doing it all over again today, I would use a Black Box instead. At some point I'll change out my PDM60, but it isn't happening before my trip this summer.
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  8. 1190R

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    Remove the headlight,
    drill a small hole through the black rubber panel under the instrument panel,
    poke the sat nav charing cable through into the headlight cavity,
    cut length down to suitable size,
    cut off insulating sheath from black and red wires,
    crimp on a couple of male spade connectors,
    connect these to the spare female spades located near the underside of the fag lighter,
    black to brown, red to the other one.
    Job done :clap
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