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  • Offline flyfifer   scotland

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    GPS Wiring by a different route
    on: April 10, 2022, 04:36:41 pm
    April 10, 2022, 04:36:41 pm
    Having taken "the plastics" off my new V2 I could not definitively identify a Ducati GPS plug.
    There was a plug 8mm or so square that looked similar to the one discussed elsewhere but it is right on the lhs side and Ducati had the"cable" neatly wrapped round a 20mm "storage capstan". So looks like the V2 has got cosmetic? change.
    Anyway my plan A had always been to install my 5 outlet smart fuse box , as supplied here.

    https://www.marksmotorcycleparts.co.uk/product-page/5-way-switched-fused-power-outlet-1

    I have used it on three bikes previously.

    Anyway Garmin Zumo390 mounted in a ram ball. Cable fed along /under the RHS of the tank and plastics replaced.
    The Smart box needs a 12v ignition powered supply to switch it on and then the outlets go live. The main power comes direct from the battery.
    Rather than spend time checking out a couple of unused plugs for an ignition  live 12v feed I decided to use the Din/Hella socket.
    Chopping off the usb bit of a "spare" din/Hella usb plug left me with the "brass" end of the plug that mate's with the centre button and sides of the socket, and a pair of tails.
    I filled the plug with silicon to seal/ secure the two tails and soldered on an extension to the 12v wire.
    That then became my ignition switched power trigger for the smart box.
    Takes almost as long to describe as do.

    GPS now ignition switched and other outputs available for LED lights - when Ducati get the crash bars in.


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    Re: GPS Wiring by a different route
    Reply #1 on: April 10, 2022, 07:02:49 pm
    April 10, 2022, 07:02:49 pm
    I should have added that the box is slightly too tall to fit under the rider seat and I out it in the tail section (where Ducati put the little tool kit).

    Silicon does look mucky !