Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Central Illinois
I have a nice 2011 FLTRU and want to install a simple Garmin that mounts to my windshield. I have the mount and the carriage to mount my nuvi 550 but cannot seem to get 12VDC for it. It works just fine there without power from the bike. I tried the dealer since it had a reversed polarity on the cigar lighter but to no avail, even after that was corrected the thing refused to play. It works just fine on the charge it gets while plugged into my PC but refuses to play with the HD power supply. I thought maybe the power adapter was at fault but it works great in my car using the cigar lighter there, before and after I had HD troubles with it. The adapter is stamped with a power rating that says it draws under 1 amp DC but even with the 15 amp fuse, seems to be the HD standard, it blows the fuse every time I energize the circuit. How the heck do I get my Garmin to play nice with the Road Glide?
I have started to consider installing a single purpose power supply socket but that seems so very wrong. Any vehicle manufacturer should be able to supply a simple 12V power source, at least in my opinion. My dealer has failed me so far and I will not hesitate to say they are totally inept if they can't resolve something so simple.
Added equipment was a stage 1 HD air cleaner, a Cee Baileys windshield and a turn out boot heel guard. I also went with the BAL1 tail light MOD. You can never be too safe with lighting. Now I am riding a Vision with minor mods to give me this.
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