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Offline Bebob

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AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« on: November 08, 2018, 01:21:53 pm »
Hi there

Was wondering if anyone knows of a good place to go for installation of a Garmin and hella plug in Joburg (Randburg) area on an Africa Twin. I do know of GPS4Africa and places in benoni/kempton but needed something closer to home.

PS. before anyone says anything, I was thinking of doing it myself but I have soft keyboard hands and don't know a bolt from a nut  ;D
 

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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 01:27:21 pm »
Is there a position you want it in?
Pic?
The wiring is pretty straighforward if you dont want it linked to your ignition?
Or is there a power output linked to the wiring harness (like the BMW)
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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 01:43:17 pm »
I wired mine straight to the battery. If you buy the genuine Honda plugs then its a straight plug and play affair.
There is a power point under the seat you could use as well, but in the end I just put a wire straight through with a inline fuse. Might put a little on/off toggle switch in there somewhere still

Slight PITA though, as you have to remove the left side fairing if you want to mount it into that plug space in front
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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 06:33:56 am »
Thanks for the advice I did some homework (youtube surfing) and it seems that there is a wiring harness in the front by the lights, but you have to remove a lot of stuff.

Maybe over the weekend I must have a beer and build up some dutch courage and attempt it or just take it to the professionals :-)
 

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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 07:03:28 am »
Thanks for the advice I did some homework (youtube surfing) and it seems that there is a wiring harness in the front by the lights, but you have to remove a lot of stuff.

Maybe over the weekend I must have a beer and build up some dutch courage and attempt it or just take it to the professionals :-)

Care to share that video?
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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 07:13:06 am »
Thanks for the advice I did some homework (youtube surfing) and it seems that there is a wiring harness in the front by the lights, but you have to remove a lot of stuff.

Maybe over the weekend I must have a beer and build up some dutch courage and attempt it or just take it to the professionals :-)

Yes, you have to remove the left side fairing. But then you also need the right connector. This is where the OEM plug comes in handy
The easiest one is the plug underneath the seat. As far as I know, it also runs via the ignition
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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 07:30:01 am »
I had mine done at Honda Umhlanga and they used the power point under the seat. They mentioned it was better suited if you wanted to use a pump.
 

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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 07:33:31 am »
Thanks for the advice I did some homework (youtube surfing) and it seems that there is a wiring harness in the front by the lights, but you have to remove a lot of stuff.

Maybe over the weekend I must have a beer and build up some dutch courage and attempt it or just take it to the professionals :-)

I would go for it - the secondary advantage is that you then know how to remove those bits of the fairing & stuff.
Get the OEM plug and fit it yourself - also, doing it from the harness means it will run off of the ignition power, and be fused already.
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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 08:16:50 am »
Just be very careful when removing those push pin fairing clips. They can break or fall into deep dark holes. Same with the screen bolts and the little rubber at the back
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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2018, 12:12:20 pm »
Thanks for the advice I did some homework (youtube surfing) and it seems that there is a wiring harness in the front by the lights, but you have to remove a lot of stuff.

Maybe over the weekend I must have a beer and build up some dutch courage and attempt it or just take it to the professionals :-)

Care to share that video?

here you go: one for the front and one for the back under the seat.

https://youtu.be/bchAlzBt36o

https://youtu.be/2scIi2AuXDo
 
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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2018, 12:25:18 pm »
Hi Bebop
I installed the Honda plug into the front socket on my Africa Twin a while ago. Took a long time to do as it was the first time I took the fairings off. It will probably cost quite a bit to get a dealer to install as they would charge per hour. It is not a difficult job, you just need to be careful. If you decide to do it yourself and get stuck you are welcome to give me a call, as I am also in Randburg. Drop me a message on WD.

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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 12:55:12 pm »
Did mine myself as well. Go the plug from @Runner who got from Mike at Rockfox. Wire a USB and my Garmin at the same time
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Re: AT - Garmin & Hella plug installation in JHB
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2018, 03:13:46 pm »
Hi Bebop
I installed the Honda plug into the front socket on my Africa Twin a while ago. Took a long time to do as it was the first time I took the fairings off. It will probably cost quite a bit to get a dealer to install as they would charge per hour. It is not a difficult job, you just need to be careful. If you decide to do it yourself and get stuck you are welcome to give me a call, as I am also in Randburg. Drop me a message on WD.

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Thank you, Im, busy building up the courage to do it myself.