GPS power connection


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I have a 2008 GL1800. The Navigation system info is woefully out of date and difficult to work with (not touch screen). So I want to use one of my Garmin units on the trike.
There is a power point in the left storage box of course and I plugged the Garmin in via that power point. That takes up a lot of space in the storage box and also the box will not close and fasten over the cable.
Does anyone have a suggestion/instruction on where and how to connect the GPS power and retain the ignition switched power on/off.


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Replace your lighter socket power point with one of these:

http://wingstuff.com/products/34624-2-p ... for-gl1800

and you could lightly notch the lid of your glove box to accomodate the USB cable to the GPS.
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I was just out looking at the left side storage box. How do I get the cigarette lighter plug out of there? Is there a way to pull the box out to get to the back side? I don't see any screws that appear to fasten it into place.
Also on a slightly different note: Inside the storage box on the inside (gas tank side) there are two thin upright pieces of plastic that are almost touching the side of the box. What are they for?
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I think I found out how to get to the storage box (fairing pocket). I have to remove ..... very gently, the yellow strip
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Sparks,

Look at your fuse box. It has a couple "open" slots. I wired my TomTom Rider to an open slot and GPS cuts and off with ignition. NOTE: I leave GPS "on" so when I fire up the trike it shows where I am at that particular moment. Serves as reminder to update route if needed.
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Rather than notching the lid and running the cable out the top side, I drilled a small hole in the front-inside wall of the box and ran the wiring around and up to the handlebar to the left grip area. I have a 12V outlet in the box which I plug in the GPS. That's my only gripe about the install, but it's not going to get water inside and the wiring is hidden. I hold the GPS in an AQUABOX and that's mounted to a RAM mount, attached to a custom made billet handlebar clamp. Keeps the GPS low and out of the way and won't obstruct the gauges or controls.
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I'm thinking I may go with a USB connection from CycleGear mounting it on the handlebar from the fusebox.
I also made my own GPS rain/shade cover from a plastic index card box (large size to fit my 5 inch GPS).
It is mounted on the right side.
I saw a GPS mount that attaches to the windshield vent somehow but I just glanced at it briefly and moved on. Now I cannot find it again.
It's best point was that it required only slight eye movement when riding.
The hole in the left side of the "case" was to allow connection to the aux input with another GPS that provided MP3 use also.
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