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Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Dropinparts, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Longrider

    Longrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Yes, the mount is easy. Instructions are in the package.

    Wiring is easy too, if you've got the latest-generation TomTom Rider. The one with Tyre route planning, the "winding roads" option and free lifetime maps. The Cal 1400 is prewired for that one.

    The plug is zip tied to the frame under the left side of the fuel tank. Remove the black plastic that covers the cables and wires where they emerge from under the tank. Use a tool -- a hook, thin screwdriver or needle nose pliers -- to pull the cable out. Connect to your TomTom and replace the black plastic cable cover.

    Your TomTom will power on and off with the ignition.
     
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    You are the man!!! Thanks LR.
     
  3. Burak Ataman

    Burak Ataman Just got it firing!

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    Hi; Longrider
    Do you remember the part number for the handguards you have installed ?? Thanks
     
  4. Longrider

    Longrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    National Cycle kit N5502 (for certain Hondas). Easy installation. Mounts under the mirror stalks. Makes the riide a lot more comfortable, especially in cold wet weather. A "must" if you have heated grips.
     
  5. MikeBike

    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Well LR, on the left side of my custom there is nothing that remotely resembles what you say to look for. I'm now trying to remove the left side tank cover which doesn't seem to want to come off. The TomTom didn't come with instructions either lol. I'm not kidding. And I got the newest version. Could you perchance take a photo? Sorry man, you've been a Godsend so far, can you help again?

    Mike
     
  6. Longrider

    Longrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    No, no, NO! Do not keep pulling on the side cover. There is a bolt under the eagle emblem. That eagle is stuck to the side cover with very thin double sided tape. Difficult to remove; almost impossible to reattach.

    Here are two photos. The first shows the black plastic cover you have to remove to get to the cable. Yours won't have that toggle switch unless you have installed Moto Guzzi driving lights.

    The second shows the TomTom on the bracket. Mine has the TomTom accessory anti-theft plate on the back. You may not have that.

    I hope this helps...
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hey LR. Fortunately I couldn't remove the tank cover, I loosened the two screws and was going nuts trying to figure out why it wouldn't come off lol.

    So if I'm looking at the first photo in the right way, the black plastic cover you refer to is below the fog light switch? I've ordered the lights but they haven't come in yet.
    Hey LR. Fortunately I couldn't remove the tank cover.So if I see this the right way, the black plastic cowl is what the fog light switch is attached to? The black plastic cover you refer to is below the fog light switch? I've ordered the fog lights but they haven't come yet.

    Thank you
     
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I must be high!! Got it. Thank you
     
  9. MikeBike

    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Finally figured out how to send a photo. Here are two; one shows the connector for the fog lights, the other I hope is the wires. It seems it takes quite a bit of pulling? Is that right? I couldn't have done any of this without your help. I'm going to send another pic immediately.
     

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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Here it is. 20150622_182742.jpg
     
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Forgot to say; the TomTom has two bare wires on one end, the other plugs into the device. Am I supposed to splice them into the harness, or put connectors on them and plug them in directly to the wiring you pointed out?
     
  12. Longrider

    Longrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    No splicing required. The cable you extracted from under your tank has a fitting that plugs directly into the TomTom "cradle" that holds the GPS. I think those bare wires you mention are for installing on a bike that is not prewired like your Cal 1400.

    Attach cradle to Moto Guzzi GPS bracket. Attach that bracket to your left handlebar riser using bolts supplied with the bracket. Plug cable into the back of the cradle. Snap TomTom Rider into cradle and you're done. The TomTom will take you through a set-up routine (choose language etc.) the first time you power up.

    Don't forget to register your Rider at TomTom's web site so you can download free lifetime map updates. Requires connecting the Rider to your computer via a USB cable.
     
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The cable that came with the device has a fitting which goes into the cradle, the other end is bare which has to be hard wired to the electrical system, presumably under the tank as you've mentioned.

    I haven't extracted that cable from under the tank, the photo shows what's there before any extraction. It doesn't really give. I pulled on it yesterday and it only moved about an inch or two. How far does it have to be pulled out before I see the fitting? You seem to be saying there are two fittings, now I'm really confused. I just plugged the one fitting into the cradle, now I have two bare wires on the other end.

    Thank you
     
  14. Longrider

    Longrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Sorry for the confusion.

    First, unplug the cable with the two bare wires. You don't need it.

    The portion of the bike's wiring harness that plugs into the TomTom cradle is zip tied to the frame rail under the left tank panel. Now that you've removed the black plastic shroud that hides all the cables, you should be able to see the GPS cable. Turn the handlebars full right so you can look straight down the frame rail. The GPS cable is bunched up and zip tied to that frame rail.

    I used a hook to pull it loose. It did not want to budge at first, but a few gentle tugs got one loop of cable loose, then the rest was easy to pull out. The cable is just long enough to plug into the cradle when attached to the mount.

    You can see the GPS cable in the pictures I sent previously. It emerges from behind the black plastic shroud, snakes above the top triple clamp and plugs into the cradle.
     
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    What color is it? There was a bunch of wires with electrical tape around them, is that it? I am assuming the male end of the cable is loose, is that correct? This is driving me nuts lol. Thanks. Now, you say to look straight down the frame rail, this view is not under the tank but down the left side of the bike/front rail. Correct?
     
  16. Longrider

    Longrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    It is a couple of wires inside black shrink wrap. Not taped. Male connector at the end. Zip tied to the horizontal frame rail under the left side fuel tank cover. A couple of inches inside from the front of that tank cover.
     
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I'm about to give up LR. There's nothing there except for the wide shrink wrapped wires as you have in your photo, and as I have in mine. It doesn't give. It pulls out about and inch or so and then stops. I looked with a flashlight and couldn't see anything other than what I've already said. Thank you for all your assistance. I think I'm going to connect it directly to the battery until I can find someone who can show me in real time exactly where it is.
     
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hail Mary pass does it!!!!!! I found it!! Thank you LR.
     
  19. Longrider

    Longrider Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Congratulations! Your persistence pays off. Please take a photo and post it so future Mikes will know what they're looking for.
     
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    MikeBike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I will, and thanks again. Now, I've seen the link for the hepco and becker mods to the shocks. I read it and don't understand it. Could you explain it to me? I'm waiting for my top box and then I'll post the pic. Got plenty of things I want to do to this bike.
     

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