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Here is a link to a GPS kit I ordered for the bike, http://www.gpscity.com/item-garmin-q...stcradlepo.htm

Does anyone see a problem with me hooking the wires right to the battery? I want to do the same for a cell phone charger, IE cigarrette lighter.. both would be in line fused. Some one posted before about maybe needing a surge protector of some sort?

Thanks for the help!!
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Hooking straight to the battery would be ok. A couple of things to think about though. Put in an in-line fuse. There's a lot of energy stored in that battery. You don't want it discharging all at once through a short. Especially when you consider what part of you is right over the top of it The more things you hook up to the battery posts increases the chance of the bolt working loose. Then the bike starts acting like it's possessed (tach jumps around, engine backfires, dies).

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yea, both would have seperate in line fuses.. plus my battery has to lugs so the main lugs will be what's on there now, then I'll hood the accessories to their own seperate lug. I just wasnt sure when someone talked about a surge protector of sorts if an inline fuse would be enough.. Thanks!
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Here is a link to a GPS kit I ordered for the bike, http://www.gpscity.com/item-garmin-q...stcradlepo.htm

Does anyone see a problem with me hooking the wires right to the battery? I want to do the same for a cell phone charger, IE cigarrette lighter.. both would be in line fused. Some one posted before about maybe needing a surge protector of some sort?

Thanks for the help!!
I have my GPS hooked up to the switched wire in the headlight bucket, so it shuts off with the bike.
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My Owner's Manual (for 2004) describes "Electric Accessory Leads" inside the right cover and inside the headlight housing on pp 37-38 for electric power "regardless of switch position". Maximum Current is 10A. It may be convient to use either of these rather than direct connection to the battery.

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