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CAN Bus Options for the GT

Has anyone tried to put in an aux CAN bus module yet on the GT. I have seen it done on the 1200GS and TT makes two different modules. Just curious if anyone has given it a whirl before I pull the trigger.

It's time to figure out how to put all my gadgets on the GT.

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I'm having everything wired to the battery using a Centech AP-1 unit. You can find it at www.centechwire.com

I think it was $50. Fused and evertyhing for up to 6 devices. It fits in the battery compartment very well.

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I'm having everything wired to the battery using a Centech AP-1 unit. You can find it at www.centechwire.com

I think it was $50. Fused and evertyhing for up to 6 devices. It fits in the battery compartment very well.
I currently use a Blue Sea fuse block with buss, Centec on the frau's bike, but I have them both switched, hence the CAN bus question. Learned my lesson after leaving the GPS, two way radio, XM etc. on all night while camping

This is my current setup:



Tourtech makes two modules, one is pretty cheap, $35 or so that connects directly to the battery but turns on an off via the bikes CAN bus, when the key is turned. The other one is over double that and provides one extra minute of power so your GPS doesn't go off or flicker when the bike is started courtesy of the load rejection relay.

This is the cheap one:



This is the one with the delay built in.



On the R1200RT and GS you can pick up the CAN bus signal to drive the module from near the tail - curious of the GT is similar.

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Here is what we use when powering up items. No time delay. Just power up a fuse block through a relay and you are all set.

Product that allows those that have bikes with CAN Bus system to have switched power for their add ons.

Details here: http://motogear4you.com/mcart/index.cgi?code=3&cat=2
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Here is what we use when powering up items. No time delay. Just power up a fuse block through a relay and you are all set.

Product that allows those that have bikes with CAN Bus system to have switched power for their add ons.

Details here: http://motogear4you.com/mcart/index.cgi?code=3&cat=2
Thanks

That's what was looking for. I can't tell from the picture or description, but I assume that will drive a standard Bosch relay like what I'm doing now, or does it also act as the relay?

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Will drive a relay.
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After looking at posts on a couple forums, I think I have figured out the way I'm going to go.

I intend to power my electronics via relay driven by the ACC outlet. By turning things on and then shutting down, but leaving the switch in the ACC position without the bars locked, it should leave my GPS on while filling up and also let me work with routes without having the rest of the lights and electrical system dragging down the battery or having to keep the engine running.

Hopefully the ACC plug operates the same as the R12's.

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