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I want to connect my phone usb charger and I'm looking for a good place to take a supply from.
Blue found a spare plug with a switched 12v supply under the clocks for his S model and did a great write up on it.
http://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/gsxs-...ications/21730-fitted-tomtom-rider-400-a.html

I've just had the clocks off and we don't have that plug under the F(in) clocks. I don't have an electrical diagram does anyone know if we have a similar plug or a good spot to splice into a switched 12vot supply?
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I'm not sure of too many things that are switched up front except perhaps the low-beam headlight lead. For now I took the easy route and am running a simple
and just hook it to the lead I use for my Battery Tender. It's got its own On-Off switch, though I usually just disconnect when I get home to hook up the battery tender. It wasn't really necessary to remove any of the plastics to run the USB cable either.
 

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Before I picked up mine, the dealer ran a feed from the tail light for my GPS and radar detector - a real neat job. It ends near the battery which is where I made the connection. It's obviously further away than the headlight but cable-tied to the existing wiring, it's not at all obtrusive. Didn't need to lift the tank or anything as it was easy to feed the wire in the small gap immediately above the frame.
 

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Radar detector ? Please tell me more, don't they have radar detector detectors that's a bigger fine than the speeding fine ?
 

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Radar detector ? Please tell me more, don't they have radar detector detectors that's a bigger fine than the speeding fine ?
Radar detectors aren't illegal here in NZ (or the UK). Just don't expect any leniency if you get pulled over. I originally bought mine (an Escort Passport 8500) in 2005 for when I took part in an organised round NZ in 5 days ride (~4000km), It wasn't for high speeds, mainly for overtake situations a "bit" above the speed limit and for unmarked camera vans. I haven't actually fitted it to the Suzuki yet since taking it off my last bike. A few years back, I did a write-up of the pros and cons of having one if it's of any interest: Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist: Radar Detectors - worth having?
 

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I'm not sure of too many things that are switched up front except perhaps the low-beam headlight lead. For now I took the easy route and am running a simple SAE-powered USB adapter and just hook it to the lead I use for my Battery Tender. It's got its own On-Off switch, though I usually just disconnect when I get home to hook up the battery tender. It wasn't really necessary to remove any of the plastics to run the USB cable either.
Cheers Greg! that's a real nifty plug. I didn't realise they were making them. I have an Optimate lead under the rear seat already connected too:)

Thanks Geoff. I'm just trying to be neat ( and lazy) I've already ran my heated grips along the loom directly from the battery and was hoping to find a spot up front I could use. The usb has 1.5 meter fused lead so I guess I can always solder a bit more on. In reality I was hoping to cut some off:laugh:

Nika,
Don't know if they will supply all the way over to you but a mate of mine swears by his Road Angel Scanner
Road Angel Gem
 

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Thanks for the replies on the radar detector, I did some research last night and this is something I have not looked at for a while, I see they are illegal in all states in Australia except WA and there are some new types that go undetected but are very expensive, it would probably pay for itself in the long run though and would have if I brought it 5 years ago

On the 12 volt supply topic I would like one straight from the battery mounted up front flush mounted in the fairing but I am yet to be motivated enough to remove the fairing and tank as it doesn't sound like a 5 minute job from what I have read
 

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Nicka said
I am yet to be motivated enough to remove the fairing and tank as it doesn't sound like a 5 minute job from what I have read
Looks like you've found you motivation.I've seen you other post. Good job;)
 

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Nicka said
Looks like you've found you motivation.I've seen you other post. Good job;)
Cheers mate, yeah it was not as hard as I was expecting and I thought I would have to lift the tank to run the wire and just had to unclip the side panel
 
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