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Offline markymark11

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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #10 on: April 07, 2021, 07:57:17 AM
I have the Garmin Zumo 345lm - I now run it through the Healtech Thunderbox which takes care of any amps or fusing issues. (Best £50 I ever spent for all my accessories). I used to run it from the heated grips connector under the left side panel on your 2015 (a Sumitomo HM090 connector).

I cut the zumo power cable and put in a waterproof connector. The main power cradle is fitted to a SW Motech "above clocks" sat nav mount which has quick release so that I could remove the sat nav and then disconnect the mains at the connector. I am forever taking the front of the bike off to do LED lights and stuff and whenever I want to raise the tank and this made it easy and simple.
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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #11 on: April 09, 2021, 05:43:41 PM
I just used a couple of Posi-Taps and tapped into two wires in the bundle of wires under the seat. I tapped into the Tail light wire for power and then the ground wire. So its on a switched line. Really simple. Here are the wire colors below.....

My bike was a 2016 the 2015 wire colors should be the same...

Ground***Black with yellow tracer
Right Signal***grey} color going into connector before light
Left Signal***green }  "  "  "
Tail & license plate***brown with yellow tracer  ""  "
Brake ***blue with red tracer  "   "

Tapped into the wires in the circled area.....

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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #12 on: April 10, 2021, 11:28:04 AM
*Originally Posted by weljo2001 [+]
I just used a couple of Posi-Taps and tapped into two wires in the bundle of wires under the seat. I tapped into the Tail light wire for power and then the ground wire. So its on a switched line. Really simple. Here are the wire colors below.....

My bike was a 2016 the 2015 wire colors should be the same...

Ground***Black with yellow tracer
Right Signal***grey} color going into connector before light
Left Signal***green }  "  "  "
Tail & license plate***brown with yellow tracer  ""  "
Brake ***blue with red tracer  "   "

Tapped into the wires in the circled area.....

Electrical by weljo2001, on Flickr

Did you have to remove anything to run the supplied wire from the GPS back to the seat?  I've read in other places where people are removing plastics, relocating wires, removing their gas tanks etc.  I'm not doing all of that for a GPS.  I'll look at my bike today and see.  If I can simply run the wire from the GPS back to the seat following other wires using a few zip ties along to way to secure it, I'll wire it in to my tail light as well.  Sounds easy enough.  I don't want to disassemble my bike to do it though. 

I found this video on posi-taps.  Super simple.  Thank you!

Last Edit: April 10, 2021, 11:45:29 AM by Pir8life
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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #13 on: April 10, 2021, 01:02:56 PM
*Originally Posted by peejay69 [+]
The xt power lead that’s included isn’t long enough to reach the battery terminals.

Obviously you can easily extend a red and black pair of thin cables.

I chose to cut the 2 cables feeding the back of the 12V dash socket and paralleled the Garmin power off those 2, so power is switched and the cable run is simples. I don’t use that socket, or haven’t yet.
Which way did you try and run the power lead
Im sure mine reached OK with some still coiled up

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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #14 on: April 10, 2021, 03:02:40 PM
*Originally Posted by Pir8life [+]
Did you have to remove anything to run the supplied wire from the GPS back to the seat?  I've read in other places where people are removing plastics, relocating wires, removing their gas tanks etc.  I'm not doing all of that for a GPS.  I'll look at my bike today and see.  If I can simply run the wire from the GPS back to the seat following other wires using a few zip ties along to way to secure it, I'll wire it in to my tail light as well.  Sounds easy enough.  I don't want to disassemble my bike to do it though. 

I found this video on posi-taps.  Super simple.  Thank you!



These are the Posi-Taps i used.. https://www.amazon.com/Lockitt-POSI-TAP-pack-connectors-20-22/dp/B001MPW54G/ref=pd_lpo_263_t_1/147-1655123-0085442?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B001MPW54G&pd_rd_r=bb3e5820-c94d-4500-bc25-944d0df395b0&pd_rd_w=vKIlY&pd_rd_wg=m7fkd&pf_rd_p=337be819-13af-4fb9-8b3e-a5291c097ebb&pf_rd_r=KSDPZD69BYAKDF68EJQT&psc=1&refRID=KSDPZD69BYAKDF68EJQT


If i recall i just took off the 2 side pieces of plastic circled in photo and zipped tied the wires onto a group of wires running at the bottom of the tank.


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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #15 on: April 10, 2021, 04:46:50 PM
That's easy enough.  Okay, finally something that doesn't seem so overwhelming.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  The Garmin XT is supposed to arrive Monday.   :762: :763:
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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #16 on: April 11, 2021, 02:10:15 AM
When i take the plastics off i always use a lubricant on the grommets to make it easier to get them back together. Here i just used some  multi-purpose white grease i had laying around.

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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #17 on: April 11, 2021, 12:31:04 PM
*Originally Posted by weljo2001 [+]
When i take the plastics off i always use a lubricant on the grommets to make it easier to get them back together. Here i just used some  multi-purpose white grease i had laying around.

K&N Air Filter Install by weljo2001, on Flickr

K&N Air Filter Install by weljo2001, on Flickr

you think you used enough? :)

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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #18 on: April 11, 2021, 03:27:19 PM
I was kinda thinking the same, would be running down the side of my bike on a hot day. But, I get what he was saying.   :001:
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Re: I bought a Garmin XT...I have questions.
Reply #19 on: April 11, 2021, 05:38:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
you think you used enough? :)


Beats breaking off a bung or getting a crack from trying to remove from a dry hole.....

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