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I have a 2013 Road Guild Ultra. I would like to hard wire Garmin Zumo 550
to the ACC switch. Need any and all advise or ideal's Thanks
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If you get the lighter kit that's for the road king it comes with the plug for the accessory plug under the seat, then crimp on the connectors on your gps write and plug it in

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Harley sells an install kit for the zumo that incorporates it into the wiring harness and works with the sound system and hand controls. Why not use that?

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My understanding is the harley harness only works on the roadtech not the straight zumo

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order the plug for under the seat from Iron Aces, then order the Garmin Hard wire kit from Amazon, and run it along the backbone under the tank. Then you can choose to have it either power on with the bike ignition or via the accessory switch..

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I went with the CVO GPS mount. It goes right onto the control on the left hand side of the handle bars.

As for wiring it I would use the accessory wire that Harley come with. It it's the grey plug down by the battery. Run the wire under the tank and then up along the cable that goes for the controls on the left hand side. That way, if you unplug the GPS you could turn the plug off using the accessory switch.

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I have a 2013 Road Guild Ultra. I would like to hard wire Garmin Zumo 550
to the ACC switch. Need any and all advise or ideal's Thanks
Since I very rarely use the fairing lighter, I routed the lead across to the fairing and wired into the lighter. I have a lighter in the trunk for charging phones, etc. When ignition is turned off, the GPS will give you 30 seconds to keep it on, or by default it will turn off. Fishing the wires under the tank has always been a headache and the Mrs. requires heated gear under 40 degrees. So I save the accessory outlet. When there is a problem with the wiring, there will be less connections to trace...

BTW, I used a RAM mount for the GPS, it sits higher, doesn't block other gauges.
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order the plug for under the seat from Iron Aces, then order the Garmin Hard wire kit from Amazon, and run it along the backbone under the tank. Then you can choose to have it either power on with the bike ignition or via the accessory switch..

http://www.ironacesspeedshop.com/sup...v-power-point/

Amazon.com: EDO Tech® Direct 12V Hardwire Car Mount Charger Cable Adapter Kit for Garmin Nuvi Zumo Streetpilot GPS: GPS & Navigation
+1..I've got a 2011 RGU and use the Iron Aces Mount and hardwired my Garmin 660 direct to my battery. Removing the tank was a breeze and the Iron Aces Mount puts the Garmin right in front of you.
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order the plug for under the seat from Iron Aces, then order the Garmin Hard wire kit from Amazon, and run it along the backbone under the tank. Then you can choose to have it either power on with the bike ignition or via the accessory switch..

http://www.ironacesspeedshop.com/sup...v-power-point/

Amazon.com: EDO Tech® Direct 12V Hardwire Car Mount Charger Cable Adapter Kit for Garmin Nuvi Zumo Streetpilot GPS: GPS & Navigation
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+1..I've got a 2011 RGU and use the Iron Aces Mount and hardwired my Garmin 660 direct to my battery. Removing the tank was a breeze and the Iron Aces Mount puts the Garmin right in front of you.
Thanks for the shout-out guys...we've had a lot of folks go with our 12v Power Point when wiring up their GPS units. It's a great solution especially if you want to be able to turn power to the unit on / off.

As mentioned, the biggest hang-up people have going this direction is removing the tank but if one can remove four bolts, disconnect a quick-release valve and lift 10lbs then there shouldn't be any concern...in reality, the job including soldering the GPS power cable to our 12v Power Point, can all be done in roughly an hour start-to-finish.

Hope this helps!!

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