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Power Course

Postby kajunmisfitt » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:10 pm



I am wanting to install an extra power course so I can charge my phone and other things. I want to do this myself but not sure if I am right in what I think, So here it goes. I have this 12 volt power outlet and it has 2 wires , I assume that the ground goes to the frame or another ground and the other wire goes to another positive wire or to the battery but I would like to put a fuse in the link somewhere so it protects the unit and the bike from get screwed up.



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Re: Power Course

Postby themainviking » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:34 pm

Yep, you have it correct. Put the fuse in the line coming from the positive of the battery. The line coming from the battery should be the one leading to the center pole of the socket if it is a cigarette lighter type outlet. If it is a USB type outlet, then I do not know which wire goes to positive. If you have auxilary power out beside the battery, it might be better to use that.
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Re: Power Course

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:04 pm

themainviking wrote:Yep, you have it correct. Put the fuse in the line coming from the positive of the battery. The line coming from the battery should be the one leading to the center pole of the socket if it is a cigarette lighter type outlet. If it is a USB type outlet, then I do not know which wire goes to positive. If you have auxilary power out beside the battery, it might be better to use that.


The USB type outlets still have a red/black wire, so the red goes to positive.

Make sure the fuse is as close to the battery as possible. Better yet, connect it to the ACC terminal on the fuse block, then you'll know for sure it's fused.

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Re: Power Course #2

Postby kajunmisfitt » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:55 am

I went looking for a place to put this power source and I found about the same place the radio/cb use to be since the old set up has been replaced with a new radio their is a plastic plate that is coving the hole so I took the plate off found the radio and the wire from the radio grounds going to the frame. So I am going to use that , BUT ONE THING I DONT GET, what is better going to the battery or go to the fuse box that is up under the false gas tank by the air compressor. not sure which one is the best route. thanks

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Re: curb lights for a GL 1100A

Postby kajunmisfitt » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:59 am

Their is a set of curb lights that go on the GL1500 and I know they are a extra add-on that doesn't normally come with this 1500, so what I am asking is they any kind of "curb lights" for a GL1100A. and where can I get a set for my 1100A. thanks

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Re: Power Course

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:29 am

Not sure what curb lights are but there is an extra open fuse spot on the 1100 fuse box..so you can add what ever you like BUT the stator output is very limited on the 1100's so watch the wattage you pick..and/or change out lights to LED's as they draw less current.
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Re:Curb Lights

Postby kajunmisfitt » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:46 pm

Curb Lights are the light down below the engine when on the 1500 they come on when each turn signals come on each side. I was hoping I could turn these into day lights. Instead of putting light on the frame for this function.




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