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How to hardwire to HD motorcycle

I want to hardwire my Zumo 550 to my HD Softtail Deluxe. I plan on doing this under the saddle and need to know what to connect the red wire to, the terminal or another wire? Where is the best place to attach the ground? Thank Carolyn

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  • drachen1959 May 23, 2009


    Thank you! But what is a switched line? Any pointers you can give me will be very helpful!




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Black or ground to chasis, Red to battery if you want it to have power all the time.
To the fuse box to a switched line if you want it to turn off with the bike.
Be sure to have a fuse in line with the power wire to prevent damage to the GPS umit or a fire on the bike.

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    Ed May 24, 2009

    If you go to the fuse box you will find a number of fuses, some may be vacant as they are for a stereo, or cruise control, if you do not have these options, then you can tap into these for switched power. usually you would use a volt meter or a test light to ensure power is present at the terminal and you can tap in from there.

    Hope this helps.




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