GL1800 - Wiring in a Garmin

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GL1800 - Wiring in a Garmin

Postby medman » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:08 am


New to the forum here....

I have a 2008 GL1800 - don't like the built in Navi....can't save/design routes...

Anyway..I also have a Garmin 450 that I have on my VTX 1300 - I now have installed a ram mount on the Goldwing to use the unit.....then I can swap it between the two bikes...

Didn't want to hardwire to the battery, like I have on the VTX....anybody know where to hook it on the Goldwing?? there wires somewhere convenient in the dash somewhere or something??



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Re: GL1800 - Wiring in a Garmin

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:07 pm

I would use a lighter outlet kit like this one that has a pre-wired plug to plug into an existing harness. Then just plug the GPS into the socket.

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Re: GL1800 - Wiring in a Garmin

Postby iancardwell » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:33 pm

Hi Medman, there is an AUX supply located under the front left pocket in a black plastic boot. Its a red 3pin 'hitachi' type plug (only 2 pins are actually fitted) and its fused by a 5amp fuse on the fuse board by the side of the battery.
I usually use this for the GPS units that I fit to the clutch reservoir.
The rider pigtail is located under the left front pocket too and its easily accessible to fit an interphase and have the GPS voice feed into the bikes intercom system.
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Re: GL1800 - Wiring in a Garmin

Postby gareva1 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:00 pm

If your gps is on the right side and you don't want to run the gps into your intercom, there is an aux plug on the right side that is meant to power the hondaline heated grips---you can connect to it to power your gps as it is switched power. It may be a little harder to find though, as its tucked closer to the center of the bike under the shelter in a rubber boot.

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Re: GL1800 - Wiring in a Garmin

Postby jinx » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:20 am

wire a power outlet into one of the fairing pockets. go to ebay and buy a mini usb adapter under 5 bucks and a retractable usb cable.
The usb cable is flat so it runs under the pocket door gasket without doing any damage. Now when you stop you just put the nav in the pocket
with the cable attacted. When not in use the cable stays in the pocket.

Works great for me.

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