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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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tsukayu ferring gps wiring

I just installed a new gps ferring and tied both hot wires to the battery. when I went to ride the bike a day later the battery was dead. it started just fine when I parked it. would a handlebar on off switch work for both power leads or how should it be wired?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 11:40 PM
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Best to use a relay that is triggered by a circuit that is controlled by the IGN switch. Look in the Step by Step board. Optional fog light connector in the headlight can be used if the load is less than 4 amps.

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Someone posted this in another forum I frequent. I found it very helpful.

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I used a combo of what smurfy71 and Hans&Feet suggested. I already had a wire running from the fog light so I used that on connector 86 on the image. I use the Kuryakyn break cylinder mounted switches. I have it's main feed connected to the relay (87) then run all my "stuff" off of it except my powered phone charger that I also have connected to the relay (87).

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The second Tsukayu 12V+ wire (the thin one) is a simple trigger. Your battery was weak/dead because there is no off switch for the stereo, and it was pulling full power the entire time the bike was off. There are more things drawing than the radio.

I found a switched 12V+ wire under the side cover (throttle side), removed some of the wire insulation and soldered the wire on. If I want to ride with the radio off (as I mentioned there is no main off for everything), I just disconnect the wire disconnect between the batwing and where the wire goes under the tank.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 01:28 PM
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I am wiring up my new Valkyrie using new tech.
Solid state power distribution, no fuses (resets by toggling ignition. programmable delays. Really nice unit. Probably will upgrade the VTX to it at some point.

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