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Gave my bike a Woody,

fairing that is.

Now that I have your attention, I need some insight into wiring the stereo.

I was wondering if I should wire it straight from the radio to my second fuse box, or should I use some type of quick disconnect at the fairing. If the quick disconnect option, what kind should I use?

What are your thoughts?

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fairing that is.

Now that I have your attention, I need some insight into wiring the stereo.

I was wondering if I should wire it straight from the radio to my second fuse box, or should I use some type of quick disconnect at the fairing. If the quick disconnect option, what kind should I use?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks
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Thought the bike was supposed to give that to you!

Yes use a quick disconnect. MTL you will have 3 wires. One always hot to keep the memory in the radio (fused and to the battery) one that is switched (probably to your fuse box) and a ground lead. Most any decent 3 pin connector of heavy enough gauge should work. Or you can go crazy and buy a molex milspec screw connector. Your call.

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A four pin trailer connector works well and is weather resistant.

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A four pin trailer connector works well and is weather resistant.

Thanks,

The trailer connector was going to be my next question.

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I did not put a quick disconnect on mine. I didnt think I'd be removing the fairing ever again but since I installed it, I've had it apart 3 times for various things. Its about done now, and still haven't needed a disconnect to remove it all quickly. Worst case I could un-solder my connections and remove it. I also put a Kury volt meter on my fairing, which is turning out to be nice since i didnt know how much the stereo was going to pull off the battery, etc.

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as above, with or w/o a QD cord is your choice, and it's easiest to just fuse the yellow lead right at the battery pos. terminal with an inline fuse. You can get one at PepBoys Auto Zone, etc. to take the blade-type automotive fuses rather than a glass one. I'd over-fuse it at 25 amps since the radio has it's own 10 or 15 (depending on brand) fuse and the one at the battery will be protecting the entire fairing and power cord itself + the accy socket. Call me anytime if you need a hand regarding wiring, you've got my cell#.
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I did not put a quick disconnect on mine. I didnt think I'd be removing the fairing ever again but since I installed it, I've had it apart 3 times for various things. Its about done now, and still haven't needed a disconnect to remove it all quickly. Worst case I could un-solder my connections and remove it. I also put a Kury volt meter on my fairing, which is turning out to be nice since i didnt know how much the stereo was going to pull off the battery, etc.
WOW! If anyone needs a quick disconnect, I think you do.

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WOW! If anyone needs a quick disconnect, I think you do.
Yeah, I thought about that after the fact, but luckily all I had to do was remove the outer shell so nothing had to be disconnected. The harness on my stereo will disconnect, but it will not fit through the hole in the fairing anyway.

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By the way, I ordered a wiring harness from this guy: http://www.easternbeaver.com/

It took 5 days to get it delivered to my door. Its an awesome addition with all fused connections, etc.

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By the way, I ordered a wiring harness from this guy: http://www.easternbeaver.com/

It took 5 days to get it delivered to my door. Its an awesome addition with all fused connections, etc.
Thanks for the link!



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