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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Accessories C14 => Topic started by: Jacquelyn on September 02, 2018, 12:28:42 pm

Title: Question about the accessory lead terminals
Post by: Jacquelyn on September 02, 2018, 12:28:42 pm
From my searching here, I see the preferred method to connect my GPS to the bike is to the accessory lead.

I just had an MC Cruise installed by my dealer. Is there any chance they may have landed a connection for the cruise control on the accessory lead? If so, I would image the contingency in that scenario would be to go straight to the battery with the supplied in line fuse.     
Title: Re: Question about the accessory lead terminals
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 02, 2018, 07:56:25 pm
From my searching here, I see the preferred method to connect my GPS to the bike is to the accessory lead.

I just had an MC Cruise installed by my dealer. Is there any chance they may have landed a connection for the cruise control on the accessory lead? If so, I would image the contingency in that scenario would be to go straight to the battery with the supplied in line fuse.     

you'll have to look and see where they attached it (McCruise), personally I installed a simple Busman 30A fuseblock, in my underseat "tool kit" plastic housing, wired to my battery, it has 6 circuits, and is 'always hot'. which is nice for programming a GPS while sitting in the shade, with the bike off... (accessory leads are 'switched').

I really recommend against adding multiple wire lugs to the battery connections, which have always been an issue on this bike, both to keep clean, and reduce a gang of wires which really make bolting the power leads the bike needs for the starter/charging, etc., at those connections..

there is also another pair of acc leads in the rear, under the seat... if you really want to tie to a switched source.
Title: Re: Question about the accessory lead terminals
Post by: antibus on September 02, 2018, 11:47:04 pm
It will pay off in the future to install a fuseblock as MOB has suggested. If you add accessories later like lighting, heated jackets, a charger for your phone, battery tender etc. it makes it quick, simple and your bike will not look like the electrical panel in my house. I used the neutrino black box. It's expensive but I appreciate the programable circuits and their customer service has been incredible. https://www.neutrinoblackbox.com (https://www.neutrinoblackbox.com)
Title: Re: Question about the accessory lead terminals
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 03, 2018, 12:56:32 am
THESE ARE ABOUT $10, at most auto stores.. you will ned to fab a multi ground connection, a bolt, or such, tho. I used a multi blade connector, which prolly was about $1

Title: Re: Question about the accessory lead terminals
Post by: Jacquelyn on September 03, 2018, 12:02:00 pm
Thanks guys. That seems like the right way to go.
Title: Re: Question about the accessory lead terminals
Post by: antibus on September 03, 2018, 04:05:55 pm
And you can't beat the price.
Title: Re: Question about the accessory lead terminals
Post by: wayne-o on December 03, 2018, 02:52:00 am
Im glad I stumbled upon this post.  I attached my heated jacket lead to the positive and negative terminals. The heat controller does not function on this bike but does on my other bike. The heat just flows through my jacket to my gloves. The light on controller does not come on nor does the light on the gloves rubber control pad. Usually the gloves dont heat up until turned on at the glove control pad which has 3 colored light for different setting.
    I considered keeping the positive as is but connecting the negative to the negative lead at the frame. I dont intend to add anything else but an occasional GPS via cigarette lighter outlet. Any help appreciated.
Title: Re: Question about the accessory lead terminals
Post by: wayne-o on December 03, 2018, 02:54:10 am
Hmmm, accessory lead , I wonder. I'll check my manual tomorrow.