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Garmin satnav cable route?
« on: December 20, 2016, 12:38:26 AM »
Hi all. Just found out I'm getting a Garmin satnav for the Versys this Crimbo. Chuffed! Been after one for a while. Question is - does anyone have any tips for routing the cable from the battery to the instrument panel? I'm using the official Kawasaki satnav mount (SW Motech) on the screen bracket. Any tips or ideas greatly appreciated.

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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 02:02:25 AM »
I routed mine from the GPS to between the Windshield mount and the black plastic piece that covers the mounts then through the front & side fairings then behind the black plastic piece from the tank to the under the seat to the battery area...

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This photo was before the new above the clock GPS Mount but the wire was run the same way....

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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 08:44:17 PM »
I'm using the SW Motech mount for my phone.  I hardwired a micro USB charging cable to the 12V accessory port behind the left side of the faring.  If you power it from the OEM 12V port it will cut on and off with the key.

I routed the cable trough the gap between the dash and the fairing and up to the mount.  IIRC I had to loosen the dash a little to open up enough space to fit the connector through, then I tighten it back down once I had the cable routed. 
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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 10:40:32 AM »
Took my power supply from the heated grip connector, it's just under the left hand tank fairing panel and provides plenty of room for the power unit and coiling up any excess wiring.
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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 11:02:26 AM »
Thanks for all the info! Where's the best place for the wiring connection? I haven't managed to have a look at the wiring diagram yet. Are there any spare fuse ways or relay contacts or do you just splice into some accessory wiring? I already have the heated grips fitted.

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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 01:18:32 PM »
There is another set of switched ignition leads up in the left  front.

it can be seen in this video posted by Dipstick

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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 03:29:02 PM »
That's sorted that. I'll just piggy-back off the cables for the accessory socket. Many thanks!!

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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 06:49:07 PM »
Hi all!
Attempted to remove the left hand fairing to start wiring in the satnav today but was stopped at the first hurdle. The allen head screw on the top of the panel just turns. I can get my fingers underneath the panel and can touch the nut on the other side but can't grip it. Any ideas? Would a dash of WD40 assist in loosening it up?
Otherwise I either need to lie down underneath the bike with a long extension socket or nut spinner, or grow another hand with longer fingers overnight. Anybody had this issue before?

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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 12:37:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by weljo2001 [+]
I routed mine from the GPS to between the Windshield mount and the black plastic piece that covers the mounts then through the front & side fairings then behind the black plastic piece from the tank to the under the seat to the battery area...
What mount did you use for the GPS? Or, is this a mount you fabricated? It looks great and exactly what I would like to do. Thanks pal.

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Re: Garmin satnav cable route?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 12:54:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by Capt Ron [+]
What mount did you use for the GPS? Or, is this a mount you fabricated? It looks great and exactly what I would like to do. Thanks pal.


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