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GPS Installation

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by roadventure, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. kdirtrider

    kdirtrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I had a spare pigtail for my Garmin from a previous dual sport install and soldered the two together. The BMW pigtail does come with barrel crimps and waterproof heat shrink tubing.
     
  2. mikeaedmonds

    mikeaedmonds Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Thanks for the info, i am going to bite the bullet on a garmin 350, will sort out the wiring after seeing the GPS unit.
     
  3. mikefmoto

    mikefmoto Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hey Longrider,
    Is the TomTom connector and lead long enough to run up to the handle bar to the mounted unit? I haven't looked yet. I use an old TomTom with a 5v mini USB connector and usually have to convert the bike's 12v to 5v. I might have an excuse to update my unit to a new one. Thanks in advance!
    Mike
     
  4. roadventure

    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Mike,

    Yes, it is.
     
  5. Longrider

    Longrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Yes, as Roadventure said, the cable is long enough. However, I do not think it is the same connector as the older TomTom Rider. I am almost certain it is not the same as the connector on the original TomTom Rider that I had on the Breva I sold in 2009. Accordingly, you will have to splice the old connector into the 1400's GPS cable.

    Also, the Moto Guzzi accessory GPS mounting bracket is specific to the latest version of the Rider and will not work with older Riders because TomTom redesigned the cradle (the thing to which the Rider attaches). So you will have to use a Ram-type mount for your old Rider.

    Frankly, the newest Rider is vastly better than its predecessors. And it comes with free lifetime map updates. Worth the investment in my opinion.
     
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  6. mikefmoto

    mikefmoto Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks Dave.
     
  7. mikefmoto

    mikefmoto Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Longrider,
    I agree, no sense in splicing into the cable and converting to 5v on the old unit that has been well used and pretty much out of date. I now have an excuse to upgrade!
     
  8. mikefmoto

    mikefmoto Tuned and Synch'ed

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    LongRider and Roadadventure:
    I purchased the TomTom Rider and am having a heck of a time finding the gps wire and plug under the tank. I've removed the front plastic pieces to access the wires and I can't find any plugs that are not plugged into anything. I think I found the two heated grip plugs; two small white open plugs zip-tied together. I assume the plug is open or capped, right? It's not plugged into anything is it? When you mention that it's under the left font side of the tank, is that as you're sitting on the bike? Do you have to lift the tank very high to see it or reach it?

    I'm not going to give up because I am too invested in this "system" at this point! Please let me know if there's any more information that will point me in the right direction of finding this plug.

    Thanks!
     
  9. mikefmoto

    mikefmoto Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I found it!!!!!
    I said screw it and pulled the tank back to expose the wires and there it was just sitting coiled on top of the bundle of wires under the tank. Would have never seen it from the front. Sweet.

    Thanks!
    Mike
     
  10. roadventure

    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Glad you found it Mike!
     
  11. Ralphie

    Ralphie Just got it firing!

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    Can you confirm which wire is the positive and which is the ground?
     
  12. kiwi dave

    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    Simple. Get a small 12v light bulb and connect each wire in turn to one side of the bulb, with the other side connected to the chassis. Ignition switch has to be on during this test. The wire that lights the bulb is the positive.
     
  13. rslezak

    rslezak Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    rslezak Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Just purchased the BMW plug connector that mates with the Guzzi GPS power connection on the wiring harness. I'm going to attempt to splice the plug to a USB charging port I'll mount on the handle bar. I've been velcroing a 10,000 MAh batter to the handlebar riser for a couple of years now. Seems to work quite well and power my devices all day, but having a powered connector would be much better. Now I have to try and fish out the plug end under the "port" side cover ...
     
  15. lvgs

    lvgs Just got it firing!

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    Please let us know how you fair; I use this connector on my BMWs and believe the draw/amperage is very low. Nevertheless, if it is sufficient to power a USB charging port, your solution would be ideal.
     
  16. caliman

    caliman Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Has anyone mounted the Garmin Zumo 595 on the Moto Guzzi mount.? I know it made to fit the TomTom but before I buy it I would like to make sure it fits the Garmin 595?
     
  17. caliman

    caliman Tuned and Synch'ed

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    In case in else wants to know, no the bracket does NOT fit the Garmin 595. Anyone want to buy a GPS bracket, brand new never used.
     

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    stephenm Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I had the same problem with the mount for my 660. The hole spacing was the same width, so I used the top holes in the Guzzi bracket and the bottom holes in the Zumo mount. Has worked fine for 30,000km.

    Stephen
     
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  19. Dinsdale Piranha

    Dinsdale Piranha Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I've recently bought a TomTom Rider 450, which I assume, from all the foregoing, can be powered directly from the plug under the tank on my V7iii. My problem is somewhat more basic. This my 1st Gutz and my 1st fuel injected (all that electrical stuff in the tank) bike. How do I take the tank off this thing? There must be electrical connections and fuel connections under there. Undoing the screws/nuts which hold the tank is easy, but what do I expect to find? Are the various connectors just "pull off" jobs or are tools needed? Can I lift the tank enough to get my grubby little mudhooks in? I can't find any specific mention of tank removal in the Ssevice Manual.
     
  20. kiwi dave

    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    What plug under the tank? My V7-III Stone hasn't got any plug, and the plug is not shown on the schematic. I think you're gonna need Plan B.
     

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