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Hi guys, I wonder how could we install the navigation system on this bike.
I'm thinking to get Garmin Zumo and mount it on the handle. however, CTX1300 has no 12v socket, but there is a usb port. I wonder does this Garmin Zumo can charge by using USB port instead. Otherwise, i will buy the mobile phone mount and use google map, charging it via USb port.

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I'm thinking also about the Zumo 665LM for my new ctx1300. I would power the cradle directly from the battery. Just wondering about a lockable mount? Also where would you mount the unit, direct to handlebar with a ram mount or elsewhere. My previous Zumo 550 cradle was to the 2 screws holding the clutch reservoir. And assistance would be grateful.
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Garmin units have a modified mini USB connector. It looks normal and works normally but when hooked to a standard USB plug the GPS unit goes into a special mode for downloading from a computer or just charging. There is a resister in the plug that connects across 2 pins IIRC. If you use the Garmin USB plug it will allow you to navigate when plugged in. Since the only connectors that came with my Garmin NUVI 550 (Nav only, 2/3 the cost of any zumo and just as waterproof and mc glove friendly, same size screen as zumo 220 or 550) were the 12v adapter for using in the car (or 12v port equipped mc) and a standard USB cable to connect to my computer for updates.

I used the Garmin mounting kit I bought from Amazon.com with a direct connection to the battery and a RAM mount on the back of the cradle. Mine is mounted on top my dash. Only since I have a aux fuse panel that is already directly connected to the battery I ran the Garmin power feed from my fuse panel. Been hooked up this way since summer of 2010 and it works great. For the CTX this is what I would use to mount my GPS to the bar on the left so my NUVI 550 sits in front of my view of the left speaker (about):

Amazon.com: Garmin Nuvi 500 550 Zumo 220 Motorcycle Cradle RAM Mount & Hardwire Cable
 

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I have a handlebar mount from Ram and a motorcycle cradle. I mounted it to the right bar just beside the mounting clamp. Only the bottom part of the tach is hidden by the unit. I have a Garman Zumo 550. I installed a fused connection to the battery.
 

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I took delivery today with a blue deluxe model
Just wondering what music sources are working with the bike?
Is an Apple iPod a connectable device? What other sources will work?
Has anyone set up a Zumo 665 as yet?
I assume I would just Bluetooth this directly to the helmet, bypassing the bike completely.
Any comments would be appreciated
Dew from NB Canada
 

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music sources
Hi
I took delivery today with a blue deluxe model
Just wondering what music sources are working with the bike?
Is an Apple iPod a connectable device? What other sources will work?
Has anyone set up a Zumo 665 as yet?
I assume I would just Bluetooth this directly to the helmet, bypassing the bike completely.
Any comments would be appreciated
Dew from NB Canada
Anything that's blue tooth, and anything that has a USB connection should work, including your basic USB memory stick. iPod will definitely work.
 

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I read a comment somewhere that I agree with in part. If you have BT headset and your device is BT also why go through the bike. BUT, and this is the part I don't agree with that, if you want to use the bike speakers or see what is playing on the LCD then you do want to go through the bike. If your device is A2DP Bluetooth (all newer stuff is) then it will work with the bike. Don't know about other specs for BT if they will work. I would plan to use a flash drive (memory stick). I think my mp3 player will work also but it is a USB plug in connection and not BT.
 

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I am pretty sure the advantage of using USB rather than BT is the charging of your Ipod or other music devise.
True that. I'm fine with using the USB plug just for that one reason. I did use a flash drive to try out the speakers on my way home from the dealer. Actually it was a micro-SD card in a mini USB reader with all my music organized in folders by album. The bike system read and played the music fine with no issues automatically. My GPS is not BT anyway and I'll be using a dedicated power connector for that. I don't like getting voice turn by turn prompts anyway as they tend to be too distracting for me. Will be removing the power cord from my ST and installing on the CTX soon. That will be needed for a trip I am taking toward the end of June. Other things can wait a little longer.
 

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I've been researching how to provide power to my new Garmin Zumo 390LM and the solution is EXACTLY the same as it was for my Victory Vision.

Both Victory and Honda have provided wiring for the addition of accessory 12V sockets. On the CTX the port is located under the seat and is sealed up with a dummy connector. This dummy connector can be used as the plug end the wiring harness that comes with the Zumo for attaching to the bike. All you have to do is to drill or punch out the ends of the dummy piece for your positive and negative wires and then attach them to the proper pins and boots which you can find at your local auto parts store as parts for a GM weathertech plug. I'm wiring mine up this weekend and will see about posting pictures when I am done. Here is a link though to the Honda installation PDF for the install of the 12V accessory socket on the CTX:

powersports.honda.com/documentum/MW01/08U70-MJN-A00.pdf
 

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I've been researching how to provide power to my new Garmin Zumo 390LM and the solution is EXACTLY the same as it was for my Victory Vision.

Both Victory and Honda have provided wiring for the addition of accessory 12V sockets. On the CTX the port is located under the seat and is sealed up with a dummy connector. This dummy connector can be used as the plug end the wiring harness that comes with the Zumo for attaching to the bike. All you have to do is to drill or punch out the ends of the dummy piece for your positive and negative wires and then attach them to the proper pins and boots which you can find at your local auto parts store as parts for a GM weathertech plug. I'm wiring mine up this weekend and will see about posting pictures when I am done. Here is a link though to the Honda installation PDF for the install of the 12V accessory socket on the CTX:

powersports.honda.com/documentum/MW01/08U70-MJN-A00.pdf
That is the very plug I used for my 12v socket that I put in the right panier. Only I found the very pins and seals that fit that dummy plug and match what Honda uses. See the info in my profile messages for where to get the pins and seals. The dummy plug has solid seals that only need to be pulled out and replaced with the pins-wire-wire seals that fit and you are good to go. For my GPS I am currently using the ACC pins in the front option plug to get power. I'll soon be changing that and using those pins to trigger a relay to put power through the 3 position AUX fuse block I bought from Eastern Beaver. Just need some time to spend in the garage (i.e. not riding). :D
 

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A GPS is my next add on. As of now I have the windshield ( Hondaline) and the rear trunk. Next is the 12v adapter that hides in the rear bodywork for a GPS .
What are you using to mount the GPS? Handlebar mount?

My goal is the ultimate cross continental tourer. The 1300 v-4 for starters I think is best for it.
 

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I just wired my GPS mount directly to the battery. That way I can use the GPS while I'm sitting at an overlook with the bike not running.

Some of the Garmins actually power down and draw no current when you shut them off. The Montana I have on my blue CTX merely goes to sleep. The screen stays on. I suspect that if I left it on the bike for a few days it would drain the bike battery.

Most of the Garmin and RAM mounts make it very easy to remove the GPS when you park the bike.

Don't get a Garmin Montana. The Montana is crap for use on a motorcycle.
 
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Here is what I did with my Garmin NUVI 65LM GPS. I cut-off the upper part of the Garmin suction mount and drilled it. Then I removed the handlebar bracket (I also removed the little CTX logo) and drilled it in the center. I mounted the Garmin bracket to the Handlebar bracket with a self-tapping screw. Re installed the handlebar bracket in the fork. I installed a USB port directly to the battery. Not only did it work great, it also looks like a professional install.

My Garmin NUVI 65LM has a 6" display that's easy to see on bright sunny days.
 

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If you have a Smartphone such as a Galaxy3-4-5-6, you can incorporate your GPS, MP3, any and all radio stations (I heart radio) and your cell phone all in one application. You can do all this through the Honda Bluetooth system on the bike or through a Bluetooth headset.
Here's a few pics of my set up...







 

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Have you heard of the GPS app. "Waze"?
It's interactive with other Waze members. Lets you know where the cops are (in real time), traffic jams, road hazards and more. Cool app for sure.
 
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