F650GS Twin '09 - where best to tap into wiring for top box lights?

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F650GS Twin '09 - where best to tap into wiring for top box lights?

Postby Andrew R » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:52 am

I have a Givi top box to fit to my GS which has both LED brake lights and a remote unlock, both of which obviously require power.

I had a quick look in the twilight yesterday and the wiring is well tucked away - the fuel pump appears to be fitted right behind the rear light assy in the tailpiece, and there's some other relay or sensor on the seat side of the rear mudguard, but other than that without unpicking the loom I couldn't see a lot.

Can anyone please advise of where, preferably under the seat, I can access the following, and what colour wires I'm looking for:

12v fused power with ignition ON
12v fused power with ignition OFF (so I can use the remote when the key is removed from the bike)
12v brake light power
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Re: F650GS Twin '09 - where best to tap into wiring for top box lights?

Postby george baker » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:42 am

Hi
Second and last I would connect directly to the battery
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Re: F650GS Twin '09 - where best to tap into wiring for top box lights?

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:15 am

Remote opening top box. :eek:

That's right up there with dimming interior lights in terms of unnecessary use of technology.

REM had it right about being the end of the world as we know it. This misuse of resources has to change.

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Re: F650GS Twin '09 - where best to tap into wiring for top box lights?

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:37 am

Remote opening top box. :eek:

That's right up there with dimming interior lights in terms of unnecessary use of technology.

REM had it right about being the end of the world as we know it. This misuse of resources has to change.

Your quite right of course... Progress is a terrible thing. We should all be hiding in trees from the wildlife and living on raw meat and nuts...

(With apologies to TP for appropriating his metaphor)

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Re: F650GS Twin '09 - where best to tap into wiring for top box lights?

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:45 pm

It is a sad day when progress is measured in terms of dimming interior lights and remote controlled locks on boxes. So sad that those resources cannot be used to actually improve something worthwhile.


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