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I’m going to hard-wire a satnav power source to my FJR1300 and have read on various forums about the pros and cons of switched or un-switched connections. If I go my preferred route of switched live, will there be any interference to my intercom headset from the ignition coil/circuit? The plan is to take the power from the fuse panel supply which runs from a factory-fitted socket in the glove compartment. Cantcorner, MCN Forums
Answered by Ernie, A FJR Owners Club To get a live feed that’s switched on and off along with the ignition we wire the positive to a switched live under the tank, then use an earthing point on the frame. We find the best earth point is a bolt by the steering head for the clamp that holds the clutch hose on later models and on early models the 10mm bolt on the ’T’ piece frame under the tank. As for the power supply, there’s a hefty connector with a red wire and a brown one with a blue stripe, that brown one is the one to use. We like to splice the satnav wire into this and solder. Finish off with some Amalgam insulation tape to keep moisture at bay. There shouldn’t be any interference on the headset.
A switched connection is the way to go for your hard-wired satnav