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Today was a nice sunny day here at my place, and instead of riding I have decided its time I tackle the GPS power cable installation. After looking around under the seat, and failing with finding any suitable place, someone has suggested to wire it up to park light.

So I have taken the mask off and had a look inside
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I have stripped the park light wires and tested the polarity. White wire is positive (+) and the brown is negative (-). After that I have found a nice place for for the fuse holder and soldered everything together. Its a bit of a mess behind the headlight on those Enduro models.
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Fuse holder sits nicely above the connectors and tightly wedged untder the dash screws.
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The GPS plug is located at the brake and speed sensor cable guide.
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Here is everything buttoned up, also with new mirrors.
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And the view from the seat is great now, and I won’t get lost any time soon, hopefully.
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Stay safe!

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Hey all!

All over the winter I have been looking for a suitable GPS to use on my motorcycle trips this years. I have been set on buying a car GPS, something in range of 1490T. But than one day, when I lost a bidding for a 1490T, I noticed a 60CSx on a very low price and very short time till the end.

And in the anger of not wining the 1490T, I started bidding on a 60CSx. Kid’s when angry don’t be on E-bay :D. In this wake of disappointment, I went over my budget for a GPS. I lost the 1490T because I didn’t want to pay more than 110€ for a GPS, and 30min later I won the 60CSx for 155€, way over my intended budged. Oh well, a few hours of working overtime to fill the gap in my bank account.

Enough of the talking, lets get down to the fun stuff. First of all here are some technical details Garmin 60CSx.

The unit was used, maybe once or twice. I was without a scratch, dent… Just like I bought a new unit. I really liked that. When I connected it to my PC and checked it out, all I found was 7 search results, so I assume that is the most it was used, for seven searches.

Here is the retail package:
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Paper work, I forgot to mention I also got a original Italy&Greece maps:
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The GPS itself its packed in a cardboard shell:
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The shell opened up:
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I had a chance to test the GPS out in a car, and I must say that I am very happy with it. I have no regrets in buying it so far.

For setting up your gps for motorcycle riding, mostly dual sport, you might want to check out the dualsportwest.com where you can find a step-by-step guid on how to set up you 60CSx.

Also as we all know standard mapping on Garmin devices is a bit poor, so a upgrade to more detailed maps is suggested. You can find a lot of info on noeman.org, it’s full of interesting and helpful articles on how to download and use your maps on your gps and PC.

Soon there will be a set-up guide for mounting it on a KLE, so stay tuned!