Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Good luck with the new GT,enjoy it. Wiring my 08 for Zumo GPS and Valentine 1 through a Centech fuse box was easy. I used the Centech relay kit and it is triggered by the BMW built in power leads located near the battery described all over this forum. That will provide power to trigger the relay with a delay of 30-120 seconds after you turn off the ignition.You can get a plug for the BMW power lead from a dealer. You can also trigger the relay from one of the front running lights (in the headlight housing, the advantage being there is no delay in powering off with th ignition.
More interesting than getting power to the accessories is what do do about audio so you can hear the GPS talk and Valentine 1 beep, not to mention music and cell phone if you are so inclined. I'm using a Baehr Versa because I love Baehr after having on my LT and before the economy imploded(pricey $$$$). All audio is routed and prioritized to helmet headsets. Nice. Other solutions include AutoCom and a host of others brands.
Wireless Bluetooth is also available if you are adventurous. I am experimenting with Camos Bluetooth headsets and made it work with the Zumo, Valentine 1 and my iPhone and intercom to the wife. Get a days use on a charge. Had to add a booster to get the audio from the Valentine 1 loud enough to hear over the Zumo stereo music. More info available if you need help with that. Plan on spending another months discretionary income on all this.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project