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Russ, Bernie, and anyone else with helpful suggestions ... when you connect your GPS directly to the battery, what do you do with all of the extra wire?

For convenience, I am pondering whether to wire in some form of "quick connect/disconnect" plugs into the wires that connect with the battery. That would enable me to wire the gps directly to the battery, and would also enable me to easily take the gps unit and the motorcycle mount/power cable/antenna off the bike. I'd like to be able to do this so that I can move the gps unit and the motorcycle mount/power cable/antenna between two bikes.

Ideally I would be able to put an SAE plug on the wires that connect to the bike battery, so that I could simply plug the gps unit into the SAE plug that is already on each bike (for the battery tender).

I shall welcome all helpful comments on whether or not this is a good idea. Thank you!

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I have the Garmin 595 model. It comes with an awful cable assembly that I would never consider moving between multiple vehicles. I would purchase and install a second cable octopus on the second bike instead.

On my bike the extra wires I don't use are just rolled up and laying on the heat blanket under the fuel tank.
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Russ, Bernie, and anyone else with helpful suggestions ... when you connect your GPS directly to the battery, what do you do with all of the extra wire?
I shall welcome all helpful comments on whether or not this is a good idea. Thank you!

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For my 590, I wrapped all the extra line and zipped tied it under the fairing:

Besides the power line/ground, the audio line is run to the left side
of the fairing (to plug in for the MP3 to my helmet)

my '07 FZ6:


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I have my Zumo XT wired to an aux box that is switched. When I turn the bike off in a few seconds there is a screen that says the unit will turn off in x number of seconds, I just touch cancel and the gps stays on. No need to leave the bike running or have it wired to unswitched.
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I have the Garmin 595 model. It comes with an awful cable assembly that I would never consider moving between multiple vehicles. I would purchase and install a second cable octopus on the second bike instead.

On my bike the extra wires I don't use are just rolled up and laying on the heat blanket under the fuel tank.
That's my only gripe about mine. I've got the cable rolled up and zip tied in a ball in the upper left fairing. I'd like to do some sort of plug so I could use it on the other bike, but the cable is so long it just isn't workable. And I'd like to be able to remove the dock when I'm not using it, but I can't because it's hardwired in under the fairing.

Nothing's perfect, I suppose. I'd buy it again.

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If you're not using the audio connections or the USB charge port (that is slow and only works when the GPS is on), you can cut them all off, tape them up. Most of us a bluetooth now, so maybe most don't need wired connections.

Don't know why you'd want to remove the cradle, unless you were moving to another bike...... looks ok with the rain cover on.....

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Ilooks ok with the rain cover on.....
^this. I have mine mounted on the right side fluid reservoir cover. With the rain cover installed and the cradle folded down flat I don't notice the cradle when the gps is not in use. That's pretty rare anyway.

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If you're not using the audio connections or the USB charge port (that is slow and only works when the GPS is on), you can cut them all off, tape them up. Most of us a bluetooth now, so maybe most don't need wired connections.

Don't know why you'd want to remove the cradle, unless you were moving to another bike...... looks ok with the rain cover on.....
That's it, exactly. I'd like to move it to my ZRX occasionally, but I really don't go much of anywhere that I would need it on that bike.

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Let's assume for a minute that I use a fuse tap inside the fuse box to power a GPS.
Will it be possible to route that wire out of the fuse box when there's such a tight fit?
Will the cover fit properly? How can it be done?
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Let's assume for a minute that I use a fuse tap inside the fuse box to power a GPS. Will it be possible to route that wire out of the fuse box when there's such a tight fit? Will the cover fit properly? How can it be done?
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Use a drill bit, in any suitable spot on the cover. Install a rubber grommet in the hole, if you are a fanatic (like me). Alternately, you can just carve a U-shaped slot in one edge of the box, for the grommet.
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Calboy,

Use a drill bit, in any suitable spot on the cover. Install a rubber grommet in the hole, if you are a fanatic (like me). Alternately, you can just carve a U-shaped slot in one edge of the box, for the grommet.
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Thanks Red for your reply.
It seems like you always have some good advice for me whenever I post something.
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