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post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-24-2016, 01:17 PM
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or learn to read a wiring diagram? Open fused connector under the tank intended for heated grips, DDS connector under the seat...leaves only one additional wire to connect to the battery.
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or learn to read a wiring diagram? Open fused connector under the tank intended for heated grips, DDS connector under the seat...leaves only one additional wire to connect to the battery.
I ran the power for the alarm directly to the battery. Everything else is pulling power from either the connector under the seat (via the Optimate O-47 adapter I'm using for the battery tender) or from the connector at the front left using the kit I bought (GPS power). I just have to remember that when I re-purpose the pig tails from the battery tender kit that the accessory end is actually opposite from what it says!
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I ran the power for the alarm directly to the battery. Everything else is pulling power from either the connector under the seat (via the Optimate O-47 adapter I'm using for the battery tender) or from the connector at the front left using the kit I bought (GPS power). I just have to remember that when I re-purpose the pig tails from the battery tender kit that the accessory end is actually opposite from what it says!
So odd....seems smart yet owns Hardleys...

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How do you guys run extra cables directly to the battery without making new holes in the battery box? Could you post a photo? I'm just worried about water getting into the box.

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How do you guys run extra cables directly to the battery without making new holes in the battery box? Could you post a photo? I'm just worried about water getting into the box.

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Seems logical to first consider where/how the stock wires enter the battery box and then piggy back onto them. Not easy peasy but doable.
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Lol ... Dropping the battery isn't an issue, it's raising it that's a pain. I used my car jack to push everything in that battery compartment back to flush.

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Lol ... Dropping the battery isn't an issue, it's raising it that's a pain. I used my car jack to push everything in that battery compartment back to flush.
Hmm.....
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post #20 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-24-2016, 10:09 AM
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The only reason I can think of to stick the battery in such a bad spot is to force people to use your proprietary battery charger. Asking people to not be mad at bad design is silly, of course it's logical to be able to do things on your bike like connect things to the battery, or even get a jump start but noway on the monster 1200. I love riding the bike but the battery is some ridiculous BS lol. I am not drilling holes or zip tying a bunch of crap up my frame so I will try to find some other way to hook up my Firstgear heated harness without doing that or just not install that on this bike.
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