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Hi everyone,
Thanks for the knowledge on this forum, I'm a newbie and have been reading up on a lot of interesting threads.

I have a question to see if anyone has been successful in splicing into a powered wire to supply the GPS unit with switched power?

I know there is a USB connector on offer from Honda, and it's ridicules amount of money for a plastic tube PLUS, my dealer is saying they'll need to charge 2 hours work shop fees because it'll take that long to take the fairing off.
So therefore, I will be doing it my self. I have done this before on my Bonneville, and it's pretty easy, but I have no idea where to begin on these newer bikes.

Anyone done something similar already?

Also, where is the battery located? I'm guessing it's in a pretty water proof box? Which means it's hard to get a cable connected directly from the battery?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi, the battery is located below the fuel tank on the left hand side. It's in a box behind the tool kit box.

If you download the AT accessories brochure you will see a picture of the 12v power socket with a short lead and a connector. This connector I presume just plugs into a socket already located behind the fairing. If you can find that, then you will have your power supply. Just fit a marine grade 12v cigarette type socket.

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I've seen that video also, but it's unclear to me as to HOW cables are connected to the battery.

I ask this it's because I have a zumo 390 which has a cable in which I can connect directly to the battery. This isn't the best way about it I know, but it's an initial step to get be running before I start stripping off all the fairing.

Can anyone share their experience? Is it possible to run a cable directly from the battery, route it up to the front of the dash?
This is an extremely easy job on what I usually ride, but I have never had a bike with this much fairing before, so thought to ask.

Also, I saw the assessories booklet. The booklet is in German, and my German is terrible. But it seems to read that the power unit is 78eu and I need to pay another 58eu for a cable on top.... Crazy times. Unless I'm misunderstood.
 

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My plan is to alter the cradle of my 590LM and chop off all the unnessary spaghetti as I use Bluetooth for my comms. I'll then just have the black/red power wires which I'll attach the suitable plug too and run the unit off the accessory port now fitted to the dash.
 

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My plan is to alter the cradle of my 590LM and chop off all the unnessary spaghetti as I use Bluetooth for my comms. I'll then just have the black/red power wires which I'll attach the suitable plug too and run the unit off the accessory port now fitted to the dash.
Are you talking this butcher job? I might gonna do the same thing (just ordered same navigator) and steal power from the original 12V socket wiring.
 

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I'm going to need to know where the high beam wire and any other wire that's switched to the ignition is at some point for things I plan to fit.

I mean, I live in the US, so I won't actually get my bike until the year 2037 probably so I'm in no rush to know... but, at some point it'd be useful info! :grin2:
 

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My plan is to alter the cradle of my 590LM and chop off all the unnessary spaghetti as I use Bluetooth for my comms. I'll then just have the black/red power wires which I'll attach the suitable plug too and run the unit off the accessory port now fitted to the dash.
Speaking of which - for the factory assessories, the 12v plug. Can anyone confirm there is a connection (with connectors) behind the fairing ready to Plug and play?

If it's just plug and play, I def would buy the factory assessories and splice into that line to keep everything clean. Plus, it's a very close spot to the front screen, which is perfect.
 

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I have just finished fitting my Autocom under the seat + a PDM 60 + Optimate cable to the battery. I took the switched live feed from the diagnostic plug (small red connector under seat) using the Black and white wire and a Posi tap very neat, job done!

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No I didn't but I will go and take a few! but the lights are crap in my garage so not sure how good they will be ?

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If you did have pixies they could hold up some fairy lights for you...

Thanks though - any pictures would be a great help as I want to fit that power module.
 

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Yes it helps a bit, in fact, the actual 12V plug is 08U70MJPG50.

http://shop.hondamc.se/K7MP3/media/ProductFiles/08U70MJPG50/12V_Uttag.pdf

Anyone know where I can find an english version of this?
Looks like this is going to be great help.
The 08U70MJPG50 kit comes with a cable, which looks like it'll be easy to splice into. But the problem is, where exactly to run the cable back out to the front of the dash...

but yes - Drago - please, any photos would be fantastic.
Thanks!
 

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Drago, nice pics, I was only just thinking about putting in a PDM60 and where to fit it and your pictures came up. Nice tidy install by the way.
 

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Drago, nice pics, I was only just thinking about putting in a PDM60 and where to fit it and your pictures came up. Nice tidy install by the way.
The PDM 60 is the way to go for me, got a few more bits to add, so it makes it easy now its all ready to go.. Tip .. you do have to extend to Red power cable from the PDM 60 because of the location of the battery, I also made a longer ground cable which bolts directly to the negative terminal on the frame next to the battery. I then threaded the cables up under the seat through a piece of convoluted tubing leading from top right-hand corner of the battery box. All that was needed then was to fit the toolbox and button it up.:smile2:
 
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