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post #11 of 97 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Would it increase readability at all to make a shade with a short section of mc inner tube, or something similar, stretched around the circumference of the GPS unit, and extending back an inch or so from the screen?
'Eh...it might. I think there are also some aftermarket 3rd party sun shades for the nuvi series out there.

I've not seen the need for it (yet) though.

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Ok this maybe a real stupid question, the SAE-2 extension cable, what does that plug into?
In step #11, you said "Connect the SAE-2 to your Battery Tender Pigtail's SAE-2 connector."

I don't think i have a Battery Tender Pigtail?? Anyway, i don't have any mating part that the SAE-2 would go into.
I have a battery tender, but i have never used it on my bike's battery...yet.. i just use it on my 4wheeler batteries.
If you don't have a battery tender pigtail already, you can buy one (that's what I did).

Here is where I ordered mine from (about $10):

http://www.shop.roadcaptainusa.com/p...3&categoryId=4



It has a fuse in-line, an SAE-2 connector on one end, and the round spade connectors to hook to your battery.

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RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
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Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
LED Rear Turn Signals
Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
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To help alleviate confusion, I've added a link and photo and info about the Battery Tender Pigtail to the original post.

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RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
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Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
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Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
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Thanks, i appreciate that.
I'm gonna check with my local Fleet Farm and O'reilly Auto parts and see if they have one, if not, i will have to order it online.
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Well, if you're feeling spunky, you could make your own.

Since the SAE-2 extension cable has two ends, you can use the other. I saw at Wal-Mart when I was buying the other parts a cable with the two round spades (to hook to battery) and the fuse in-line, with just bare wires on the other end. Just solder 'em to the SAE-2 connector and use some more heat shrink tubing. Would likely be cheaper. I'd just already ordered the pigtail from that site I linked, so I didn't bother.

Oh...and the reason I decided to use the Battery Tender Pigtail instead of just wiring it straight through was so that one could easily just disconnect the Cigarette Outlet and hook the bike up to your battery tender.

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PFIII Windshield
RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
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Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
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Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
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Does this setup cause any drain on the battery with the ignition switch off?
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Does this setup cause any drain on the battery with the ignition switch off?
Only if you leave something connected and on.

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So once it's soldered to an oem connector and plugged into my existing pigtail (unless my phone is charging or a gps is plugged in and on) there is no drain just from the cigarette outlet itself? Does that mean it would supply power for accessories even if the key switch is off? If you haven't figured it out, my expertise is not electrical.
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So once it's soldered to an oem connector and plugged into my existing pigtail (unless my phone is charging or a gps is plugged in and on) there is no drain just from the cigarette outlet itself? Does that mean it would supply power for accessories even if the key switch is off? If you haven't figured it out, my expertise is not electrical.
It entirely depends on the adapter for your GPS. Mine just has a small LED, and I've not noticed any power drain at all.

Some GPS's have an FM Traffic Receiver built into the adapter, and that will indeed drain power. Ask Lance328 about that.

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R/R relocated
Analog Voltmeter
PFIII Windshield
RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
LED Rear Turn Signals
Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
Radiator Grill Cover
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Thanks for putting all your information together Asbrand, I think I'm going to do exactly the same to my bike. I Have all the stuff bought / ordered, just need to track down a cheapy SAE-2 extension cable and then find some time to play.

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