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zzr
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: hard wiring tomtom rider Reply with quote

hi all,
could someone point me in the direction of some diagrams showing how to wire up the power cable for my rider please any help would be great
Tim
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ditchfinder
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi zzr just wire the neg to the chassis (frame, earth) & the positive to a ignition switched feed ( i used the side/parking lamp feed ) this means the cradle/mounting is only live with the key on hth 8)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just soldered some ring terminals to the cable ends and bolted directly on to the battery terminals, running the cable down the underside of the tank.

I always remove the gps from the bike so there shouldn't be any issues with running the battery down.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scarer wrote:
I just soldered some ring terminals to the cable ends and bolted directly on to the battery terminals, running the cable down the underside of the tank.

I hope you fitted a fuse to protect the wiring (5A inline will suffice) - direct feeds from the battery are not a good idea, if the cable is severed or rubs on the bikes structure due to vibration you could suffer an electrical fire! - not recomended, more so if its routed under the fuel tank - Mke
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job I've removed it then.

The Zumo comes with an in-line fuse already in the wiring so all should be good now...as did my heated waistcoat and heated gloves and heated grips. Wonder why tomtom don't go the extra mile?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scarer wrote:
Wonder why TomTom don't go the extra mile?

Why do you need or want an extra mile when using a Sat Nav - most people want the most efficient route 8) .
In all seriousness though make sure any connection to the battery is suitably fused, I wouldn't want an electrical fire in car let alone on a bike - Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought a Zumo 500. Are there any diagrams/pictures that might help me install the power to the ignition? I don't want to get it wrong and active the imobilser or anything. If it matters I have an 07 Honda Transalp.
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