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post Aug 23 2015, 09:24 PM
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Installed a GPS on my bike and ran wiring inside faring.

Here's what I used:

(IMG:https://farm1.staticflickr.com/706/20828609245_12002c56ab_c.jpg)

Cradle is a RAM-HOL-GA26U and it's for a Garmin Nuvi 765T GPS. It allows you to use the Traffic cable that came with the GPS. The one that plugs into the cigarette lighter. I wanted the least amount of wires hanging off this thing so the Harley's cigarette lighter was out. I ended up buying a 12 volt lighter adapter and wiring it into the two unused wires hanging off the head light wire assembly. The wires are for international use, for auxiliary 12 volt lights that are not used in the US.

(IMG:https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5691/20206046054_a470547b23_c.jpg)

They even had their own spade connectors. Wired in the power port/cigarrette lighter attachment and connected one end to the GPS and the other to the 12 volt power port adapter. Turned on the ignition and had power to the GPS.

The rest of the accessories consisted of two RAM Diamond Adapter Base with 1" Ball & Mounting Hardware, one RAM Double Socket Arm for 1" Balls

Diamond adapter:
(IMG:https://farm1.staticflickr.com/630/20640592490_a8657a0864_c.jpg)

Double Socket arm:
(IMG:https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5678/20640647528_32b8c2b28e_c.jpg)

I wanted the GPS eye level and directly in front of me instead of on the handlebar. I have a duel pouch on top of the faring and really did not want to get rid of it. Decided that I could drill two holes at the bottom of one of the pouches and screw in one of the diamond adapters. I can then attach one end of the double socket arm to the ball of the diamond adapter and the other end to the ball of the diamond adapter attached to the cradle. When I want to put away the GPS I can either remove the gps from the cradle or loosen the double arm and remove the whole assembly and close the lid on the pouch. This is what the assembly looked like before I attached it to the fairing and wired it in:
(IMG:https://farm1.staticflickr.com/574/20835736511_a8648264d6_c.jpg)

Pouches:
(IMG:https://farm1.staticflickr.com/581/20640604890_fa3ae75a40_c.jpg)

Diamond adapter screwed in to pouch. I ended up drilling a small hole through the pouch bracket and into the fairing and permanently attaching the pouch with a screw and nut. Not pictured; I used my dremel to make a notch so that I could tuck the cable in when I put the wind shield and fairing back on:
(IMG:https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5745/20206040824_a8b5198d18_c.jpg)

Mounted and ready to go:
(IMG:https://farm1.staticflickr.com/761/20207686403_31e7c6d10f_c.jpg)

Mount from the inside of my pouch:
(IMG:https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5789/20207677783_50e23e936c_c.jpg)

(IMG:https://farm1.staticflickr.com/769/20640681368_3ce62c5e28_c.jpg)

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post Aug 23 2015, 09:29 PM
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Love the height and even in bright sunlight I can actually see it. Non too shabby:

(IMG:https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5795/20802372046_c538fa92ff_c.jpg)

Question: I installed the HD turn signal/run light module . I had to remove the Smoked Lens's, that matched my tail light, and install these red ones. I'd like to go back to the smoked lens's and am wondering if i installed a dual element red bulb, like the one that's on the tail light, will it work despite the fact that the turn signal wiring is set up for a single element yellow bulb? Would this still be legal? I don't see why not as long as the bulb is red.

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post Aug 24 2015, 05:24 AM
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You have a lot more energy than I do.
I just mounted mine to the handle bar and I use the cigar lighter.
No permanent mod, no damage to original equipment.
I don't know about your red light question.
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post Aug 24 2015, 05:35 AM
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QUOTE(Ordy @ Aug 23 2015, 09:29 PM) *
Question: I installed the HD turn signal/run light module . I had to remove the Smoked Lens's, that matched my tail light, and install these red ones. I'd like to go back to the smoked lens's and am wondering if i installed a dual element red bulb, like the one that's on the tail light, will it work despite the fact that the turn signal wiring is set up for a single element yellow bulb? Would this still be legal? I don't see why not as long as the bulb is red.

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Isn't your tailight still the Brakelight? If not, the red bulbs should be legal as long as the output is there.
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post Aug 24 2015, 05:50 AM
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QUOTE(Buck @ Aug 24 2015, 06:35 AM) *
Isn't your tailight still the Brakelight? If not, the red bulbs should be legal as long as the output is there.


Yes tail light is still the Brakelight but I installed a module that converts the two signal lights to running lights; always on, and auxillary brake lights (which is kind of nuts since the wiring to the rear signal lights is set up for a single element bulb. Wiring for the actual brake light is set up for a dual element bulb; but this works). I've searched every freaking auto parts store and no one sells red bulbs. Only ones I can find are at the dealer and they are dual element. I'll ask them this question when I go there today.

I'm going to all this trouble to be seen at night. I get off of work at 8:00 Pm, dark out by then and as September and October approach it will be dark earlier. I need all the help I can get. Mikey had setup the auxiliary lights as actual auxiliary and not spots so I turn them on too at night. Nice job of lighting up the sides of the road in front of me where the deer roam...

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post Aug 24 2015, 12:12 PM
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Dealer sold me single element red turn signal lights. Threw them in and replaced the red covers with the smoked ones. Looks good.

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post Aug 24 2015, 12:52 PM
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Great Job, Bro....

It looks great and I'm glad you figured out the brake lights I like the smoked lenses better too....

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If you want more light in the back...

Check out the led lights that mount on the saddle bag lids... I think they look great and there are even some that are like saddle bag extensions that mount on the bottom (Adli has him on his RG) of the bags... They're smoked too but light up as turn signal and brake lights.... Just a thought....
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post Aug 24 2015, 02:10 PM
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QUOTE(LoudnProud @ Aug 24 2015, 02:01 PM) *
If you want more light in the back...

Check out the led lights that mount on the saddle bag lids... I think they look great and there are even some that are like saddle bag extensions that mount on the bottom (Adli has him on his RG) of the bags... They're smoked too but light up as turn signal and brake lights.... Just a thought....

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Thanks for the heads up bruddah...

Actually am looking at the saddle lid spoiler lights. They look snazzy... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (another word no self respecting latino should be using...SNAZZY... Mas puto...) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

Replaced my head light bulb too. Riding home Friday all on comming traffic is lighting me up with their high beams. Had my Aux lights on so I just thought they were being jerk off's. Blast them back with my high beam and then I noticed it; no low beam... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) Read on the reviews that Harleys H4 bulb ($29.95) cancel's christmas six months after you install it. So I bought two... For another $50 they would sell me a halogen bulb... I don't know what kind of crack they're smoking, and I know there are people who would pay that but I can get it from JPcycles for $40...

BTW: Haven't bought anything from this dealership since my run in with the idiot at the parts department; what? Seven years ago. All the old assholes are gone and the new guys treated me like a human being... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)

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post Aug 24 2015, 02:33 PM
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I aint a gps kind of guy....but stevie used his iphone and the WAZE app...for free....got us all around Ontario and only fucked up once.....my Walmart compass got us out of that mess...
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post Aug 25 2015, 08:24 AM
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looking good ....




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Nicely done!
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