what is this?


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H20loo
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what is this?

Post by H20loo » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:27 pm




gl 1500 handlebar plug
gl 1500 handlebar plug


New to me bike. I'm just learning all the switches and came across this. Google wasn't my friend this time- any one tell me what it is for?
Doug



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Bluewaterhooker0
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Re: what is this?

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:00 pm

Where does that cable originate from ? It looks to me like a power/data cord for an aftermarket GPS or such. I don't believe that's an OEM connector, none that I have seen.

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H20loo
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Re: what is this?

Post by H20loo » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:27 pm

It could be- all the Gps I have had have smaller plugs and I couldn't find any signs of a mounting point. I havent traced the wiring under the dash, nor have I checked it for power.

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MikeB
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Re: what is this?

Post by MikeB » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:02 pm

Garmin GPS III, GPS V, and Street Pilot III power connection. It should go to the battery or an accessory power source..
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Tacoma, WA, USA

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H20loo
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Re: what is this?

Post by H20loo » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:18 pm

Thanks Mike and Bluewaterhooker0. I googled Garmin and found the unit you mentioned. I will have to trace the wire to see if its connected to the radio

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Re: what is this?

Post by joeincalif » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:58 pm

Looks like a connector for XM radio.


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