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2023 GTS 300 Super
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Purchased 2024 Garmin Zumo XT for my 2023 Vespa gts 300. I would like some recommendations on how to hard wire the unit without having to run the wires to the battery unless you feel this is best and simplest.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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IMHO connecting directly to the battery is by far the best method, using their motorcycle mount with its wires and inline fuse.
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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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For the Cannonball I rigged up a hardwire solution.

I didn't want a direct, unbroken connection, so I used an SAE connector coming out of the battery box.

Then I could disconnect it when not in use.

I taped the wires to the glove box panel to keep them from blowing around.

When I got home I disconnected everything, now using my Garmin XT with the power cable plugged into the back.

Bill
You can see my professional wiring in this photo, the night I had to change a tire in Oklahoma.
You can see my professional wiring in this photo, the night I had to change a tire in Oklahoma.
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2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E, 2010 ThunderFly 190 (SOLD) 2015 Yamaha SMax (SOLD)
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For many years and on various scoots, I have tapped into the High Beam wire in the headset. I used Posi-Tap connectors and run the wiring into the headset by the brake lever. I've never have had any issues over 40K miles and all kinds of weather and terrain.

This way, power to the GPS is switched and will only draw power when the bike is on and high beam selected. No worry about draining the battery.
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