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What is the best way to route wires from the left faring pocket to the battery. What has to be removed, how do you do it?

any instructions, pictures etc are welcome.

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On my first air filter change, with the shelter out of the way, I routed wires to both pockets from the battery. I just ran them along the frame and then followed wiring harnesses to get to my destination. I have since used one, there other is there in case it is needed.
 

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yeah, I am hoping to avoid removing the shelter if I can ... but if not are there good instructs here somewhere to show how to do that?
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No need to remove the shelter, just the fairing pocket.

Use a rigid wire snake to feed the wire you're going to use up to the pocket area from the battery side, feed it under the shelter along the frame.


Easily done.
 

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yeah, I am hoping to avoid removing the shelter if I can ... but if not are there good instructs here somewhere to show how to do that?
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I just removed the left pocket then threaded a stif wire down under plastic along frame until it comes out near battery area with side cover removed . Use it to pull the wires your going to use. Then zip tie to frame where u can n hook up to battery . Been over a yr and have not had any problems .. Oh n put a inline fuse near battery before connecting to battery Hope this helps
 

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IDM51, yes, I did buy some inline fuses to add to the wires for that purpose. Got those at an auto store per advice on a different thread.

I tried to remove the pocket once before to do something else and had issues on the left side, getting it to release. i was able to pull the four pins. is there anything else that keeps it in place or is it a "pull stronger" issue?

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I tried to remove the pocket once before to do something else and had issues on the left side, getting it to release. i was able to pull the four pins. is there anything else that keeps it in place or is it a "pull stronger" issue?

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If your bike is a 06-10, you have to remove the fairing strip. Not sure about 12-14 models. The instructions are in the owners manual.
 

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I have an 05 so I shouldn't have to pull the strip (and really don't want to because that means taking off the bakers.. ) but will if I have to. found a video that showed how to take the strip off.
thanks...will see how it works later this afternoon. Getting up to a whopping 30 degrees here today so feel like working on the bike... :)
 

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Unless you have the optional cigarette lighter socket in the left pocket, there is a two wire terminal carrying 12v already in place, fused and ready to go that is accessible from the left fairing pocket.
 

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Left pocket wire

Aux. wire under left pocket is only about 5 amps. Depending on your needs you may need to go straight to the battery.
 

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I just removed the left pocket then threaded a stif wire down under plastic along frame until it comes out near battery area with side cover removed . Use it to pull the wires your going to use. Then zip tie to frame where u can n hook up to battery . Been over a yr and have not had any problems .. Oh n put a inline fuse near battery before connecting to battery Hope this helps
That's pretty much the same thing I did over 400,000 miles ago and it's still working fine :thumbup:
 
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