GPS Power on Fatboy

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by ChunkBoyLo, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. ChunkBoyLo

    ChunkBoyLo Member

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    I am getting my new Fatboy Lo 2011 ready for the season and I want to mount my GPS to the bars.

    I am planing on ordering the mount from Ram-Mount but I am trying to sort out power.

    I would like to add a cigarette plug so it can be used for anything.
    From my searching it looks like HD does not make one for this bike.
    I just stumbled across this unit:

    SW-MOTECH flush-mount 12-volt Cigarette-style socket with fused battery hookup harness

    And this mount:

    SW-MOTECH Handlebar Mounting Bracket for flush-mount 12-volt Cigarette-style socket

    Looks pretty good to me.
    Has anyone used / install this... or anything like this?

    I am plannning on adding an alarm too, so will ask the dealer to install it for me so the wires are nice and neat.

    Thanks!
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    in the link to the bracket it says will not fit oversize bars like 1" or larger i thought most harleys had 1" or larger bars so to me wont fit

    Brian
     
  3. ChunkBoyLo

    ChunkBoyLo Member

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    Any suggestions what I could use or places to search?

    So far all I find is over $100 options or the ziptie duct tape dyi.
    Neither are attractive.

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    Maybe this is my best option.

    Kuryakyn Universal Handlebar Electrical Power Point

    Kuryakyn Universal Handlebar Electrical Power Point - 1 inch bars

    Nice clean and actually looks good.
     
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  4. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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  5. ChunkBoyLo

    ChunkBoyLo Member

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    YES,

    I just found that too.
    And looks like it belongs on the bike too.
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    HD makes a #72673-11 "electrical connection update kit" for your bike. HD's #91843-97 "supplemental power point" looks like it uses the same connector as the "e.c. update kit", so you could use the supplemental power point. It should not be difficult to make an inconspicious and sturdy mount for it. The Kuryakyn mount is ok looking, but the bars will get cluttered looking IMO.
     
  7. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    i agree with breeze on the clutter. i have a GPS mounted and just use the battery until i can find a nice clean way to run power, thinking of j..ust coming straight from the battery since the cable is such a small gauge. battery only lasts a few hours so it is off and on a lot
     
  8. ChunkBoyLo

    ChunkBoyLo Member

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    Ah ok TY.

    The dealer could not find the in cat. so I assume there was none.
    Wonderful!!!
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Küryakyn setup is clean and very nice, but if you are on a lower "budget" $30 is about the cost of the H-D power point and the 4 plug 3-way connector or wire your own as shown below:

    Hideaway Accessory Cable

    Küryakyn has an accessory mount that you can mount your GPSS for about $50 also, but RAM mounts are very popular and are about $99.
     
  10. ChunkBoyLo

    ChunkBoyLo Member

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    The HD kit looks like a great option.
    I called my dealer to check on them and they found the parts needed.
    So all on order.

    I wonder if there is a way to attach some magnets to a USB cable.
    The GPS uses a USB to power like most things these days.

    So my thought was to get a basic 12v USB adapter something like this

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    Then get a long enough USB and add some magnets, then I can just run the cable along the frame / tank when the GPS is on the bike.
    Yank it off and store when done.

    Perhaps a few of these:

    KJ Magnetics - Products


    And Ziptie the cable to the magnets.
     
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