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Old 12-27-2011, 12:07 AM   #58291
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I find this works fine
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:30 AM   #58292
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Good day all,
I'm thinking of using the electrical plug above the headlight for wiring in my heated grips. They draw 16watts (1.33 amps) on high per grip. Does anyone know if this will be ok, ie, are these wires sufficient to power the grips without overheating, etc? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Do I need to run a relay or fuse if I can use this connecter? Thanks.
That plug is used on the European head lights with a small single pilot light/bulb.

My thoughts on high draw items is a direct feed from the battery via a switched relay avoids resistance and gives the maximum power to the item in question instead of via the stock loom protecting it also from high draw losses and overheating.
The item would then perform at its best.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:10 AM   #58293
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Thanks, I appreciate your reply.

I guess that is what I'll do then.

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That plug is used on the European head lights with a small single pilot light/bulb.

My thoughts on high draw items is a direct feed from the battery via a switched relay avoids resistance and gives the maximum power to the item in question instead of via the stock loom protecting it also from high draw losses and overheating.
The item would then perform at its best.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:48 AM   #58294
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which nuvi is that? my budget didnt allow for a decent gps so went for the garmin nuvi 1490t. the five inch screen is really easy to read, and its the cheapest model which allows programming of routes. works quite well offroad with the garmin topo maps. it ain't no zumo but for around $160 to $200 on ebay i'm not complaining.
Mine is a ~2007 Nuvi 200. Came mounted on a used DL650 I bought. Other than outdated maps, and reduced battery life due to age (10 minutes max without vehicle battery), it works perfectly.

Used it on the DL650, CBF1000, DR650, and in the car.

Sucks compared to a Zumo, Montana, Oregon, GPSMAP 60, or 62, 76, etc., since I can't do any route planning, but it allows me to wander around, turn down unknown roads, and then ask it for directions home. Also, to save locations so I can return again.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:54 AM   #58295
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This may sound crazy, but I tried the ram mount system and it worked well on the handlebars of my DR650. Well I have three other bikes and was taking off on the Tiger. Instead of getting a new ram mount, I cable tied the little mount that came with the 70 dollar Garmin to the accessory bar. 3000+ miles later and it still is holding solid. I am a big supporter of DIY projects. In this case I just happened to try it and it worked beyond my expectations.
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The rest moves from bike to bike with a loosening of the thumb-turn.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:00 AM   #58296
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Heated grips

Good info here:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...g+heated+grips


A neat trick for getting rid of the resistor, scroll down just a bit to read my post about the turn signal flasher:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641249

Happy Wiring!

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:15 AM   #58297
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Thanks. Great info!
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:19 AM   #58298
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mom-in-law bought me a TomTom 1535 (5" screen) GPS "for your truck" for Xmas, but y'all know what I want to put it on .
Any mounts that are particularly good?
Not a close-up, but my cheap, Garmin Nuvi is visible above the tankbag. I already posted the RAM bits I use. Here is a photo I found of the GPS on the DR:

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:54 AM   #58299
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packable solution
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:21 AM   #58300
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Thanks for the help

but the back of this Tom tom 1535 is a bit different from the Garmins, and also I couldn't find a cradle that would work for it. I've ended up by ordering a case-type mount that encloses the unit. Hope it works out O.K.

Thanks again.

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Not a close-up, but my cheap, Garmin Nuvi is visible above the tankbag. I already posted the RAM bits I use. Here is a photo I found of the GPS on the DR:

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:28 AM   #58301
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center stand

If I were to load my DR up with racks, bags and all the weight of traveling with the comforts of home, I would go ahead and get a center stand. Once you have it so many things are a breeze.

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:58 AM   #58302
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need a quick swingarm bolt torque #
manual is on other computer
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:18 AM   #58303
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need a quick swingarm bolt torque #
manual is on other computer
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55.5 lb-ft
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:29 AM   #58304
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:36 AM   #58305
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need a quick swingarm bolt torque #
manual is on other computer
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Please add this to your torque charts in the index (both locations).
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