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Old 02-01-2008, 09:57 PM
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Default ZUMO Powerlet Techmount quick disconnect

I took on this project using the excellent information from the folks on HDForums.com.

As requested...here are the pics of the Powerlet Powerbar and the Techmount 2 1/2" stem mount installed.

I did not want to permanently hard wire the Zumo Bike mount for various reasons battery drain, theft, weather, washing the bike, cleaner look etc. I wanted no wires hanging and a quick and easy disconnect (less than 5 seconds) of the Zumo AND the cradle.

While gathering partsI learned of the new Techmount 2 1/2" stem mount for the Powerlet Powerbar.
BTW-Both the folks at Techmount and Powerlet have excellent products and were outstanding to work with.


Here's how it turned out.


Powerbar w/Techmount stem:




With Zumo cradle:




With Zumo 550 mounted:



MP3's, audio books and the voice navigation play through the HD radio speakers using the aux jack.
I like the final results. Thanks again to all you folks for sharing your knowledge. Good Stuff!
 

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Old 02-01-2008, 10:08 PM
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Default RE: ZUMO Powerlet Techmount quick disconnect

That looks great. Where did you get that splash screen for the Zumo. I would love to have that one.
 
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Very clean install. Nice!

When I picked up my RK a few weeks ago the first thing I did was add a Powerlet outlet. That's the accessory power form factor used by BMW and John Deere and it's the best in the business, IMHO.
 
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Nice job! Congratulations!
 
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:43 AM
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That looks excellent, very clean install!!! I also can not stand to see all the wires. This makes it easy on easy off. Was that a universal mount? I am considering a different unit for just XM capabilty. Can you list the parts that you used and an idea of what the cost was when you were all done.

Thanks!
 
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Did you hardwire the Powerlet socket? I don't see any wires. I like what you did and it looks great. I have a similar plan in the works for my Road King.

I chose to hardwire my Powerlet socket using the more durable Powerlet wiring harness rather than the power cable that comes with the Zumo. I plan to run the cable under my tank. At least on my Road King I can bring the cable up inside the nacelle, then exit immediately below the handlebar for a very clean install. I plan to leave the socket powered via the ACC switch. I can use it for the Zumo, iPod, or heated gloves, etc.

I also like the idea of being able to remove the Zumo cradle so that it doesn't stay permanently attached. I plan to leave a chrome Ram Mount U bolt RAM-B_231-CHU attached to the handlebar. It looks nice and its an easy on easy off removal of the Zumo and all of its cradle.

Powerlet makes a nice Zumo power cord that attaches to the Powerlet socket PPC-20.

I just got my Zumo this week. I plan to have the dealer do the wiring to the socket when they Dyno my bike in a couple weeks. I'm looking forward to the finished installation.

 
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Nice! Very Nice!
 
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:38 AM
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Nice setup! Got to get me one for my GPS.

Where did you get your Powerlet? Directly from them, local shop, or is there a better price somewhere online?
 
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merliniii, great setup, where did you mount the FM modulator?
 

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