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Offline Cadence

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Hello Peeps,

Now I have one of Mikethebike’s natty GPS bracket on its way, I’m now turning my thoughts to wiring. I have a brand new (2018 Spec) XCx and would prefer to keep the din socket on the handlebars free fro other accessories.

This is my first Triumph - KTM and BMW both had suitable earth / power connectors in or around the headlamp. Is there such a thing on a new Tiger or do I route everything back to the battery or fuse board?

If it’s the later - what’s the best way to route it and gain access (what panels need to come off? None I’m hoping!)

Thanks for any guidance here

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Re: Wiring a TomTom Rider 400 on new XCx - Where’s the power source?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 04:09:24 PM »
Have a look at this thread:    https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,18399.0.html

A lot of the pictures have gone (?problem with the pic hosting site) but there is plenty of useful information about using the horn to wire in the satnav.  I did it easily on my '15 XCx and I don't suppose it's much different on the new one.

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Re: Wiring a TomTom Rider 400 on new XCx - Where’s the power source?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 04:22:18 PM »
Excellent - thanks for that  :152:
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Re: Wiring a TomTom Rider 400 on new XCx - Where’s the power source?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 08:30:22 PM »
Hi - Please can you let me know if wiring in your tom tom to the horn worked - I would like to try this on my 2018 XCA - Many Thanks in advance

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Re: Wiring a TomTom Rider 400 on new XCx - Where’s the power source?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 02:17:48 AM »
thanks - seems like this nice simple solution wont work on 2018 model xca - horn only gets 12 v when horn button pressed.  looks like we need to take a feed from under the seat - voila no great shakes

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Re: Wiring a TomTom Rider 400 on new XCx - Where’s the power source?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 08:27:53 AM »
Horn connection doesn't work on the 2018 models, I tried as per my old 2013 Tiger.

This thread shows how to get a switched source for a sat nav. It works as per my new XRX.

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,24111.0.html

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Re: Wiring a TomTom Rider 400 on new XCx - Where’s the power source?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 10:24:38 AM »
I have always taken direct to battery, with an inline fuse.  No issues.
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Re: Wiring a TomTom Rider 400 on new XCx - Where’s the power source?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 10:46:33 AM »
Personally I would always use an aux fuse block, powered via a relay.  There have been instances of directly wired gps unit cradles discharging battery, even when no gps unit is in place.
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Re: Wiring a TomTom Rider 400 on new XCx - Where’s the power source?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2019, 11:33:27 AM »
The Tom Tom's cradle do draw power even when the Sat Nav is removed, not much but some.

So you should always look to run it from a switched supply or from a relay activated circuit when the ign is switched on.

 


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