FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
Where to Tap for 12v Power?
Is there any hidden plug anywhere where I can tap for 12v switched power besides going directly to the battery(unswitched circuit/continous) or the switched circuit of accessory cig.lighter in the left compartment?
I just want to be sure it is or it isn't any before I start working on it. I need to hard wire a gps and a radar detector, and I want them both hot only when the ignition key is turned on.
Almost every single bike I've ridden had some hidden female connectors on a switched 12v circuit. Most of them under the seat. Any luck with the FJR? I've got a 2008 model.
I don't want to install relays ans such. I would like to keep it simple and clean.
That glovebox outlet is only good for a very few Amps, and the wiring to it is not heavy enough to stand using a higher-Amp fuse.
Most of the heavy fuses on the FJR are switched by the ignition key. Use a Fuse Tap on one of the heavy fuses. Your tapped 12Vdc line can have any fuse rating you want there, while the original fuse stays on the job as before. Any auto parts store will have them.
2008 FJR1300A - Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$28.00).
P.S. Life is too short, and health is too valuable, to ride on cheap parade-duty tires.
Last edited by red; 08-10-2020 at 04:59 AM.