Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Portland, OR area
Zumo 665 installed!
Hoping this update will help somebody in the future. Keep in mind I am not very good with 12 volt electrical so this felt like a major accomplishment for me.
UPDATE. I got it all installed. It was much simpler than I was thinking it was going to be. The information I found on this website was very helpful.
I thought snaking the wires was going to be difficult but it was actually very easy.
Someone had suggested cutting off all the excess wires on the Zumo but I didn't want to do that in case those wires were needed at a later date. I only used the power wire and the antenna wire.
There was more room going into the left fairing pocket than I expected. I spliced into the USB power that was already in place under the pocket and coiled up all the excess wires under there as well.
I was concerned about loosening the cable retainer on the handlebars to get the wire underneath it. I was worried that about all the cables and wires falling out and not being able to get them back in. Again that was easier than I anticipated. I only took 1 of the 2 screws out and loosened the other one. This allowed me to get the cable underneath the retainer without removing the whole retainer.
I put the Zumo on the left side of the handlebars and the GXM40 antenna on the right side. I just put Velcro on the antenna to hold it on the brake reservoir. I will take some pictures and post later. It actually looks pretty good.
I lost the screws that attach it to the mating puck (see pic #2). They turned out to be 3.0 Metric. In case anyone else loses one.
Once I gathered the info and needed splice connectors it took me about 3 hours to get everything installed and back into place. Keep in mind the Garmin supplied mount has an integrated power cord/ mount and I am not very fast.
2006 Wing w/ABS
2005 ST 1300
Last edited by Sportznut1; 04-23-2018 at 07:49 AM.