HOW TO RUN A GPS ON A 650R?


7 replies to this topic
  • frogman

Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:11 PM

#1

I'd like to run the Garmin V on my 650's power supply using the 12V adapter. How does one do this?
I was kinda figuring a stator from Rickeys than I neeed sonething to rectify what comes out of the stock regulator???

Help me!

Frogman
Philippines :thumbsup:

  • wardo

Posted May 19, 2004 - 12:59 AM

#2

Cycoactive has what you need, here is a link: http://www.cycoactiv...s/030-0021.html .

Regards,
Wardo

  • irondude

Posted May 19, 2004 - 11:41 AM

#3

Give Cycoactive a call-they can talk ya thru it if need be--plus they have been really helpful preparing my Dakar cockpit-well worth supporting that business!

Mounting is another discussion-although you may already have a mount set up... Guys in the Dualsport group have good input on that. Remote antenna is another thing...pc map downloads, mounts, GPS choice, power source: more to it than meets the eye! Let us know how it goes :thumbsup:

  • frogman

Posted May 19, 2004 - 12:39 PM

#4

Shoot, thats too much money for the converter and adapter, and Cycoactive already told me they dont do orders outside the US, so what I'll look for is a small 12V battery pack that i can keep under the seat and than run the power cable up to the handlebar.

Has anyone ever rode hard with the batteries in the GPS?
Will a Garmin V handle the bashing with the batteries inside?

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  • irondude

Posted May 19, 2004 - 01:56 PM

#5

If ya go with the batteries in the GPS--put some dielectric grease between contact points, then some electrical tape around the outside.

www.touratech.com is a good one for those unfortunate souls who dont live in the USA...

  • loufish

Posted May 19, 2004 - 02:01 PM

#6

I have a Garmin RINO 120 which has a weird voltage requierment, 4.5 VDC. Any GPS with internal batteries will hammer the battery contacts, and ruin the GPS unit. I bought a small 4 AA cell remote battery box, and only run 3 batteries (4.5 volts) wired into my GPS unit. The battery contacts in the remote can get hammered after a while, but it only cost $3.00 to replace.
I have pics of my mounting, PM your e-mail address if you like, and I'll send them to you.

  • RingKingPin

Posted May 19, 2004 - 04:08 PM

#7

Froggy,

Pipnit off the xr650r board here. The touratech converter available from cycoactive is the best thing out there. This IS the ticket. You can run your mapV off batteries for 6 hours no problem if you you tape them together, under some tension. I have the same GPS and a touratech holder with a RAM and it's the bomb.

  • bp_fire

Posted May 22, 2004 - 01:39 PM

#8

this is the same mount I had on my XR650R, it worked well, kinda pricey though but NO vibration is transmitted to the GPS unit :thumbsup:
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Mine is hardwired on the DRZ but I only had AA battery power when it was on the XR and never had a prob. I kept a couple spare batteries on me just in case but never needed them.





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