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Sorry if this is incredibly boring, and I promise I had a good search through threads before posting this. All the articles I saw were about mounting the device rather than merely connecting it.
Ok, so I was wandering about Dick Smith's the other day and spied a Garmin Nüvi 40 on sale for $45 Buckazoids. Grabbed it, primarily for use in the car for trips to Sydney and Brisvegas etc, but it might be nice to hook it up to the bike so I have some sort of machine that goes 'bing' occasionally, even though I probably won't hear it over the sound of the Zorst.
So how do I connect it? The bike is my K100RT, 85 model.
Yours idiotically,
Schoorn.

    

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I just use the auxiliary power socket supply. It's easy to connect with piggyback spade connectors and means no alteration to the original wiring.

It will remain live but as it's unlikely that you'd wander off leaving a highly nickable sat-nav on your bike it isn't really a consideration.

GPS Connection for the Electrickery Challenged.  K1%20BMW%20%28272%29-L

    

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Thanks Mike. Thanks for the pic as well.

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don't forget to get some heat shrink seanii ...and put it over the exposed metal bits

you could also tap into those relays for the lighting ,,,that power supply line is live all the time as well ...

but don't forget to fuse the widdle cable going off to the plug for the garmin ...I don't think 20 amp would do too much protecting


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Thanks Charlie.
I'll have a look at it and the wiring more closely......if it ever stops bloody raining!

    

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Wednesday and thursday are looking good for now so I just might come down that way for a ride.


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You could put an extra cig. socket in and that way the plug from your satnav has it's own fuse . Water proof sockets are fairly cheap and you could use it to charge your phone a well as a portable hair dryer for Bella.


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Thanks Stan, that makes a surprising amount of sense. I just hope her curling wand will work in it too.
Rick, I could be in Tamworth on Wednesday, will let you know.

Sean.

    

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I use adaptorGPS Connection for the Electrickery Challenged.  Img_3611

    

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There is a white four-pole unused connector in the relay box. This is intended for a theft prevention alarm and, as far as I remember has both a switched and an unswitched positive wire - both fused.

I connected my Garmin to the switched wire. If you need the wire colours, let me know and I will check.

    

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If your Garmin has a Bluetooth output you could probably pair it with a motorcycle headset so you get the spoken road names and turn directions too.
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Other choice is to crimp a connector to the positive side and connect it to the main relay under the tank on the switched side. Ground can be connected to any existing ground. Just add a in line fuse and your golden

    

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@K-BIKE wrote:If your Garmin has a Bluetooth output . . . K-BIKE

Apologies, but not so. These devices typically have Bluetooth receivers built in, for instance, in my TomTom manual it says, "If you have a mobile phone with Bluetooth®, you can use your TomTom Via to make phone calls and send and receive messages."

But, one cannot pair a GPS with a Bluetooth speaker because both are receivers and you need a transmitter (iPod, iPhone, etc.) somewhere along the way.

    

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In the end I went to Armidale and found an auto electrickery man who made me up an adaptor like the one Waz showed. Then I took Charlie's advice and got some 'industrial strength' velcro and mounted some on the black plastic dash rail above the instruments. the GPS sits there well. Did about 120km test riding over rough roads and dirt today with no movement or slip so I'm calling it a success!
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hey !!!  good result seanii ...
onya mate !


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OGPS Connection for the Electrickery Challenged.  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Now when people tell you where to go, you can see how to get there.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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gigglesnort


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OGPS Connection for the Electrickery Challenged.  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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