I've just bought a '99 K1200RS and I'm fitting (well, *trying* to fit) my Autocom and Kenwood radio.
In the past I've used the tail light circuit (R100RT, K100LT, R1100RT, ST1100) so that was my first try. This hasn't worked for me this time. Connecting both the Autocom and radio meant that the radio didn't have enough power to transmit, which surprised me a bit. Connecting the Autocom to the tail light and the radio direct to the battery seemed like a good plan but had the strangest effect. (Don't ask, using the brake turned off both the Autocom and the radio, actually being rash enough to transmit and *then* brake made the fuse blow *sigh*)
So I did what I should have done in the first place - logged on and looked for advice.
Randy's comment (below) seems appropriate but I can't find the switched aux. I thought I had, there's a five pin socket under the seat on the left about 1/2 way back but it's not switched. (I managed to blow a 15amp fuse finding that out, but that's another story)
Could someone point me in the direction of the aux socket please? Do I have to take off side panels to find it for instance?
Originally Posted by randy
I don't know what year your RS is but the early models had an auxiliary equipment connector buried under the back of the fuel tank. It was a 4 or 5 pin connector with one wire green with black trace supplied from an auxiliary equipment fuse. On later models I am not sure if that connection is still there, but a new one is taped up under the headlight assembly, again having one of the wires green with a black trace. Either of these is a fused and switched power source suitable for auxiliary equipment. The autocom draws enough current that it will kill your battery after some period of time if you hooked it directly to your battery.