06 WR450 12VDC Accessory Plug
Posted December 14, 2005 - 09:59 AM
I got my GPS and a small 2-way radio that I would like to power from 12VDC.
Posted December 14, 2005 - 11:44 AM
Posted December 14, 2005 - 12:01 PM
I did this on my ZX-6R. I had mixed success with it because the electrical suppression on bikes is not anywhere near as good generally as that in cars.
This may be better on the WR because quite often it's the brushgear in the alternator that cause a lot of problems with EMI noise in addition to the HT ignition circuit. A magneto is contactless in that respect so may be a lot better, just make sure you get the output from the rectifier and not the AC supply from the magneto. You may also need to ensure you've got a resistive spark plug fitted too.
I did cure the problems on the ZX eventually by routing the wiring away from ignition sources, using an aftermarket suppression circuit and placing a ferrite core on the GPS lead.
I shall eventually do this on my WR so I wish you luck.
All the best
Posted December 14, 2005 - 01:10 PM
That's exactly what I was thinking just ran the fused power leads directly from the batery to the handlebars with a snaping type connector.
My next thing is the number plate bag to put the radio in and the helmet headset with a handlebar PTT.
Do you have photo with your Xenon lights??? Do you turn night into day hihihi???
Posted December 21, 2005 - 12:07 PM
Posted December 21, 2005 - 12:20 PM
When it is not in use, the outlet has a spring loaded, hinged lid that flips down over the opening to seal out water and dust. I have had my power plug bounce out going over large whoops, but a simple rubber band looped over the plug to exert a small amount of downward pressure holds it in with no problems.
Going direct to the battery is good because your GPS doesn't shut off when you turn off the bike.
Posted December 21, 2005 - 12:30 PM
Going to build another one for my little bro, when he just shows up to do the cutting etc