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Can anyone recommend the best place to hard wire the Garmin cradle? I have it on a Migsel mount fitted to tank retaining bolts.

I know some people connect directly onto the battery terminals but that would mean a permanent live feed to the cradle.

Any advice out there?

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I took a tap off the existing power socket feed in the lockable compartment. Switches on and off with the bike and the GPS takes minimal current.
 

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I took a tap off the existing power socket feed in the lockable compartment. Switches on and off with the bike and the GPS takes minimal current.
How did you make the connection?

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From underneath the compartment, pull the harness connector plug off the back of the power socket. (You may need to remove a black panel to get your hand in there). Carefully scrape/remove some of the side insulation anywhere along the feed using an xacto knife/stanley knife/blade and wrap the ends of the Garmin power supply around the bared wire. Soldering the tapped in connection is the most reliable and then wrap with self amalgamating tape or ordinary insulating tape. Push the plug back onto the power socket.
 

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If you want switched power, use a fuse tap to the Hazard fuse (on a Gen3) as it is separate and you can keep your other fuse boxes closed.
 

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I took a tap off the existing power socket feed in the lockable compartment. Switches on and off with the bike and the GPS takes minimal current.
That is where mine is attached as well.
 

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The Fuzeblock is a great option (see nippynormans.com in UK) especially if you expect to install other electrical stuff later. I ran a lead from the battery to a fuzebox under the seat on one of my other FJRs.
 

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Straight to battery. Hasn't been an issue if that's of any assistance.
 

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So, thanks for all the advice.

I noticed in the manual that there is a spare fuse located behind panel A

That seems to be the perfect source for connecting the positive feed and the negative back to the battery.

I will just have to tape up and hide all the other junk Garmin attach to the loom.


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That may be just a spare fuse in a plastic holder, rather than a spare active circuit.
 

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I have a PDM60 that everything runs off, a little pricey but I would recommend it and I have been very happy with it. My Garmin runs off that and I have everything running off a 5-second delay to allow full power during start up.

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I have a PDM60 that everything runs off, a little pricey but I would recommend it and I have been very happy with it. My Garmin runs off that and I have everything running off a 5-second delay to allow full power during start up.

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I think I read, somewhere, that it doesn’t have an unswitched circuit. Is that accurate? Or am I wrong?
 
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