How to wire the Cyclemax knockout CB panel?


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How to wire the Cyclemax knockout CB panel?

Post by NOVAwing » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:17 pm



I got this because I dont have the CB.
https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500 ... /129/14364

I assume its supposed to be plug and play?
I cant see any place to plug this in. Am I missing something?

Pics of the knockout panel white 2 prong plug.
The 3 wire rear speaker fader harness plugs.
Some empty brown 4 wire square plug.
Some green 2 prong plug that is already connected to something.

Any advice folks? Do I have to make my own plug connection, and where?

Thanks.
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Re: How to wire the Cyclemax knockout CB panel?

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:18 pm

have not done that,
but am pretty sure you will have to provide your own 12VDC power from the accessory terminal block under the seat.

I can't image the OEM CB power connector providing enough current to make a cig lighter work.
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Re: How to wire the Cyclemax knockout CB panel?

Post by Mh434 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:50 pm

As it's an Aspencade, and didn't likely come with a CB from the factory, there's probably no CB harness in there to connect to.

Personally, I'd add a relay, from the battery, triggered by any of the circuits on the "accessory" section of the fuse panel, to provide power to the new panel. This would ensure you'd have plenty of power to run your accessories plugged into the lighter socket, yet would power off completely when the ignition was shut off (thereby ensuring you won't accidentally leave something on & return to a dead battery).

It can be awkward running wires under the radio panel in the faux tank, but it can be done. As there's no CB in your fairing, there should be plenty of room for a relay behind your new accessory panel.

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Re: How to wire the Cyclemax knockout CB panel?

Post by NOVAwing » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:26 pm

Thanks guys, this is what I was afraid of.

For some reason I hate having to run wires aftermarket for this, yet do it all the time for car stereos lol.

I guess I need to figure out how to do this.

The only part I need to power right now is the dual 2.1amp usb port you see in the pics.

I did not use the lighter socket that came with the knock out panel.

Thanks guys!


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