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Old 12-23-2010, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tapping into the electrical power

I want to add some accessories to my 06 Heritage. Where is a good place to tap into switched power for a GPS, etc.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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best place is at the battery. some get a plug that connects to the battery tender plug and make a connection there. make sure and fuse any hot wire that you come off of the battery with.
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Thanks, but I want switched power, so that it is off when the bike is not running.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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in that case it would be a good idea to get a manual for your bike and find an ignition "on" circuit, wire a relay in it and power what ever it is you like. pretty easy. i'd also recommend you using the search button at the top of the forum page.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I want to add some accessories to my 06 Heritage. Where is a good place to tap into switched power for a GPS, etc.
Use the harness accy. connector , it's located in the frame cavity in front of the battery . Usually a grey connector with a rubber plug in it .
Oops , Softail ! The accy. plug is next to the battery , it's got a rubber plug in it . Not to be confused with the data link connector attached to a lug on the frame on the left .
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the plug next to the battery is always hot, not switched
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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accessory power is orange with white stripe at any point it is fused and switched .ignition off so is acc .
so if you trace your headlight wiring down under the tank you will find the plug it will have a black, yellow, white, and an orange with white stripe tap into it there and run it straight up to the gps
ill get pic i just hooked up spots the same way on my bones
the big plug on bottom is where i got the orange /white t make the smaller plug on top left for the front fender light and the yellow goes to the single plug in middle sorta for trigger on spots..if i can do it so can you
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Thanks!
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Also , if you don't feel like running wires under your tank , pull your headlamp out and locate the 2 HDI accy. wires . The HDI wires , O/W and BLK are usually taped to the headlamp harness and are capped , only used on International model H-Ds . The HDI O/W wire is on the accy . fuse and is switched with the ignition .
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Thanks, that sounds even better. I am trying to get switched power for a GPS. Hopefully there will be enough room in the light bucket for the lighter plug so that I can have a clean installation.
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