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Need to power my Garmin Zumo 660 on my new TVL. Where do you plug your sat nav in?

I understand that splicing into the bikes wiring will invalidate the warranty. There is the forward power socket on the right hand side of the bike but I would prefer something more discreet. Direct to battery isn't ideal, I would prefer an ignition switched source. Is there any dedicated vacant connectors up front designed for the MV supplied Garmin that I could use?

On my last bike I used a third party adapter that plugged into the rear brake light switch by replicating the connectors. This worked really well. I have removed this item so may look into adapting that to work with my new bike.
 

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Does the TVL not come with sat nav? Ask the techs at Eds when you see them, the edition 1 came with sat nav and Eds techs had already wired it up, don't know how, that is a garmin 390 so depending on the cradle for your one it may be an easy change.
Good luck collecting the bike today got a nice day for it.
 

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Thanks Red. No, it was only the Edition 1 that came with all the goodies. I think MV wanted to reward early adopters and get the sales ball rolling.

Even the panniers are extra on the TVL, though I imagine everyone adds them so they may as well be, just even more ££ on top of the £££ already spent. Ed told me that they get them at a discount if ordered with the bike so that's what he does every time.

The specs for the TVL do mention GPS but that is only the datalogger. No Garmin included.

I'll ask Ed if there is a point somewhere that I can tap into. Failing that the accessory socket won't be too bad an option.

Rain forecast for this afternoon :( but OK tomorrow for my run out with the club :)

Does the TVL not come with sat nav? Ask the techs at Eds when you see them, the edition 1 came with sat nav and Eds techs had already wired it up, don't know how, that is a garmin 390 so depending on the cradle for your one it may be an easy change.
Good luck collecting the bike today got a nice day for it.
 

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Are you able to use one of the USB ports at the front?
Thanks for the reply. Garmin runs off 12v so USB, at 5v, won't do. Though I'll be using that with my phone and CoPilot until I get my Garmin sorted out.

Ideally I need the bike here so I can work out mounting (don't like the MV cross bar, fouls the screen adjustment) and power source. Broke the antenna for my traffic receiver yesterday removing it from my old bike, it was pretty worthless on a bike anyway. So I can shorten the Garmin's cable to a suitable length and just terminate all but the two power wires. Garmin must have made the cable long enough so that the rear light of the longest bike possible could be used as a power source :rolleyes:
 

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You have on the right side a 12V Plug. I soldered the cable there. The original cable is also soldered. So you just have the power if you turn on the machine. The cable will be hiding inside the machine. It is really easy to get the cable there.
 

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Thanks Gero. Tech at dealers explained that the MV supplied Garmin has a special loom that plugs into both sides of a block connector in the loom inside the fairing. This exploits both a +12v feed and an earth within this particular connector. Something I'm not going to try to replicate. Now I have the bike on inspection the front accessory socket is tucked away quite nicely. I'll just buy an appropriate plug for that. What's the name/model of plug and where do I get one?

Do you mean that you've soldered onto the back of the accessory socket? I was under the impression that interfering with the bike's wiring was a potential reason to decline warranty.
 

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Yes that what I've done.
I didn't touch the cable. Just soldered the extra one on it. There could be not a problem with the guarantee.
So I still can use the plug.
 

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I think the name of the plug you want is a DIN plug, maplins or auto shop should sort you out.
Thanks Red :yo:

Seem a bit pricey for what they are, wanted low profile/right angled version as I feel that will work best with the front accessory socket. Cheapest was £12 off eBay with free postage (UK seller). Have ordered one.

Now have to find a way to mount in conjunction with my new Givi tank bag without fouling it, yet maintain a clear view of the bike's instruments.



I favour one of these off of one of the handlebar clamps, with a short arm to my Garmin cradle. Will take some experimentation, luckily I have a drawer of RAM parts with all of those and more.
 

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just go for the originale mount from MV...
I seriously don't like the position and the fact that it fouls the screen adjustment. The demo I rode had just the bar in place and that was bad enough, can't imagine how awkward/impossible it would be with a sat nav in place.
 

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Mounting garmin satnav

I have the edition 1 which comes with the garmin 390. I thought I would like to fit my garmin 590 instead ( bigger screen , mp3 player), so I cut the mv feed to the 390 and mounted a waterproof connection to cut ends so that 390 could be used in future. Put the end on the 590 cable and connected up to mv lead , it no work ! Why , the 390 has 5 volt feed , 590 needs 12v as does 660 i believe . 390 only has power supply , 660 & 590 have other cables feeding autocom etc . Got used to 390 , it fits into your pocket easier when off the bike and as it is mv supplied it has all their dealers init , which came in handy last year in spain when the led indicators failed .
 

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I have the edition 1 which comes with the garmin 390. I thought I would like to fit my garmin 590 instead ( bigger screen , mp3 player), so I cut the mv feed to the 390 and mounted a waterproof connection to cut ends so that 390 could be used in future. Put the end on the 590 cable and connected up to mv lead , it no work ! Why , the 390 has 5 volt feed , 590 needs 12v as does 660 i believe .
Whoops, luckily not the other way around. Puff of smoke and expensive paper weight.

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390 only has power supply , 660 & 590 have other cables feeding autocom etc .
Yep, my 660 has been used previously with Autocom and I also had a GTM12 traffic antenna (not much point on a bike but I got it for £10...). Have now gone Bluetooth so only need power. Will be shortening the cable and terminating all but the power wires within. The plug that Red800 mentioned was delivered this morning so will have a look at this in the next few days.

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Got used to 390 , it fits into your pocket easier when off the bike and as it is mv supplied it has all their dealers init , which came in handy last year in spain when the led indicators failed .
Just did this yesterday afternoon. Have written a script that pulls the data off of the MV webpage so it's bang up to date, I can easily update it every few months to keep it current. Also a set for TomTom, though that's un proven as yet. Likely that your POI set appears as an icon directly in the Where To? menu? Tried for a couple of hours to achieve that but gave up in the end.
 
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