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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't made a post yet, but since buying my vn750 I have been an avid reader. I'm only somewhat mechanically inclined, but the posts that I've seen here have been incredibly helpful.

I haven't seen too many member who're from Los Angeles, but I went to school at UCLA and now I live near Century City. One unfortunate aspect about living in Los Angeles is the the lack of space... I really miss having a garage in which to work... but atleast the weather is nice.


Recently I just completed the R/R relocation, ACCT rebuild, and installed a 12/v socket for my gps. Once the Moly 60 arrives, it'll be time to do the spline lube.
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Welcome to the group jligman. You will notice that I am from LA north. Lethbridge, Alberta, that is. LOL. What year is your vn.

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Glad you piped in Jligman. x2 OlHossCanada, tell us more and post some pics.

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I'm only somewhat mechanically inclined, but the posts that I've seen here have been incredibly helpful...

Recently I just completed the R/R relocation, ACCT rebuild, and installed a 12/v socket for my gps. Once the Moly 60 arrives, it'll be time to do the spline lube.
Welcome to the group, Jligman. For someone who's only somewhat mechanically inclined, you've done quite a bit of mods to your bike. Nice to hear our group has helped guide you through it. Pretty soon you'll be helping others through their troubles as well.

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Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
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Recently I just completed the R/R relocation, ACCT rebuild, and installed a 12/v socket for my gps. Once the Moly 60 arrives, it'll be time to do the spline lube.
I want to mount a gps, too. Where did you mount the lighter socket? How did you cut it into the wiring harness?
Did you consider a direct wire to the harness? Did you shorten the cord or is there a short one you can buy? I have a Magellan Maestro 3140. I have the mounting bracket, but the battery is not good enough to run for long without recharging.

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I want to mount a gps, too. Where did you mount the lighter socket? How did you cut it into the wiring harness?
Did you consider a direct wire to the harness? Did you shorten the cord or is there a short one you can buy? I have a Magellan Maestro 3140. I have the mounting bracket, but the battery is not good enough to run for long without recharging.

Jim
I'll post some pics later this weekend. Essentially I just bolted it to the right cover, the one that connects over the radiator cap. I like it there because it's out of side (when I'm sitting on the bike), but it's still easily accessible and not far away from the handle bars. I wired it directly to the battery so that it's always hot. I also fused it with a 10amp fuse.

Some people have mentioned that you can get a more accurate voltage reading across the terminals... this is another reason why I wired it directly to the battery... so that I can run both a gps and voltmeter.

Again, I'll try to post some pictures later this weekend. I also have a little chinese scooter that I use to motor around Los Angeles... so for half of the week I keep my bike garaged. Otherwise I'd snap a few pictures later today.
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I'll post some pics later this weekend. Essentially I just bolted it to the right cover, the one that connects over the radiator cap. I like it there because it's out of side (when I'm sitting on the bike), but it's still easily accessible and not far away from the handle bars. I wired it directly to the battery so that it's always hot. I also fused it with a 10amp fuse.

Some people have mentioned that you can get a more accurate voltage reading across the terminals... this is another reason why I wired it directly to the battery... so that I can run both a gps and voltmeter.

Again, I'll try to post some pictures later this weekend. I also have a little chinese scooter that I use to motor around Los Angeles... so for half of the week I keep my bike garaged. Otherwise I'd snap a few pictures later today.
I was leaning towards a direct line from the light bucket, with a reduction to 5 volts. Not sure what amperage is required. That would leave a dedicated din plug for the gps, and would also be always hot.

Jim
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