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Offline BruceMc

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Hard wired GPS
« on: January 18, 2013, 04:37:36 PM »
Today I hard wired by Garmin Zumo 660 into the Tex.  Thanks to all who have posted detailed instructions on how to attempt this. It was relatively simple. My only variation was that with the aid of some stiffish wire to use as fish tape I managed to get the GPS cables through one of two vertical vents to the left of where the main wiring harness enters under the tank  (see picture below showing the left fork and front of the left tank knuckle)  I have wired up to the aux power lead until the pillion seat. All in ignoring the peeing about was a 30 minute job. :002:

Hope the whether is good tomorrow as I am planning a trip to a bike museum. Approx 250km round trip

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Re: Hard wired GPS
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 05:08:29 PM »
The picture didn't come through but would like to see it if you can post it.  :440:

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Re: Hard wired GPS
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 05:09:07 PM »
Hi Bruce ...no photo mate
FYI deep snow here and around -4 :013:
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Re: Hard wired GPS
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 06:20:34 PM »
sorry having difficulty uploading the pic. Says file must be under 1mb, but the pic is only 871kb!
Will try again. Had it crop it a bit due to size. You can just make out the front left fork to the left of the photo. Happy to share my detailed experiences with this should anyone be interested.

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Re: Hard wired GPS
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 10:38:05 AM »
Hello Bruce and thanks for the info.


Did you have to remove the trim panels?

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Re: Hard wired GPS
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 09:18:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by Troppo [+]
Hello Bruce and thanks for the info.


Did you have to remove the trim panels?
Hi Troppo

Yes just the left hand side longish panel. Took all of 2 minutes. One hex bolt under the riders seat and the other under the "Tiger Explorer" sticker holding the forward and aft trim panel in place. With the aft trim panel off it was easier enough to fish the cables through. Obviously had to remove the grab handles and carrier frame from the rear of the bike to get to the aux power

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Re: Hard wired GPS
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 03:58:16 AM »
Many thanks mate.




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Re: Hard wired GPS
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 04:41:05 AM »
Thanks to Bruce's excellent instructions, I pulled the Lancaster apart today.


I haven't run the wires yet, as I am hiding in the air conditioning....it is 39 deg and 95% humidity in the garage...even with the BIG ceiling fan blasting away!


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However, it is very easy to run the wires - you do NOT need to pull all the left hand side panels and the headstock panels off - just do as Bruce recommended, and remove the aft trim panel. 


Once you have both bolts out, the panel just pulls out at the forward end.  It then slides back about 10mm and comes off.


With the panel off, you can easily get to the undertank and underseat area.


 

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Re: Hard wired GPS
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 04:36:04 PM »
 :002:Excellent mate. Glad the instructions were of help. 39 degrees and I thought we had it bad with 30 degree temps.

 


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