Adding a accessory connection to the 650R

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  • Docmarkw

Posted April 09, 2008 - 11:12 AM


I have a 650R that I want to add an adaptor to plug in my GPS and run it off the bike. The bike has the stock stator and I run a 55 watt headlight which is the best I can do in it's stock form. My question is, can I hard wire an adaptor from the headlight to power a GPS? I know I would need to put an inline fuse or something to prevent frying my gps unit when the power surges.

I have a 1200 mile ride coming up soon and don't want to carry all the batteries needed to keep my gps working for all that time. Any suggestions?

Yes, I know I should just suck it up and rewind the stator, but I don't see the need for that as of yet.


Posted April 09, 2008 - 02:52 PM


The Stock electrical system is AC. If the regulator has two wires (on the air box, right side) it is AC. If it has 4 wires then it has been changed and is DC. I just put a ricky stator (2 X 100 watt coils) in and used one coil for stock electrical system, then added a DC regulator rectifier fo the other coil to run the GPS, electronic speedo, heated grips & a jack for my heated vest!

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  • Frank ZX

Posted April 09, 2008 - 04:44 PM


I just converted mine to DC.You can buy a $3.50 rectifier from to for wiring instructions..I'm using a very small battery,brake lights,and turn signals with the stock stator for now.

  • Docmarkw

Posted April 09, 2008 - 05:43 PM


So, what I understand so far is that I will need to convert the bike to DC and I will need to install a battery. Is that right?

  • Docmarkw

Posted April 09, 2008 - 06:05 PM


Frank, thanks for passing on the Farplaces website. I only looked at it briefly, but looks like it will help me out alot. Thanks again.

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