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Old 02-16-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hi guys, buying a 09 FZ1 and will be flying to where it is to drive it back to New England in April, I'm bringing my Zumo down with me so i don't get lost driving home, is it easy to access battery on the FZ1, need to wire the Zumo up. I wont have a lot of tools but I'll b:yes:ring what I think I'll need.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:16 PM   #2
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yeah... the battery is easy to get to... but much more importantly... where are you flying to get it? A fly and buy can be AWESOME!!!!!! I have a buddy who did it from Nashua, NH... he flew to FL to get a FJR and rode it back to NH.... has some great times along the way...
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:30 PM   #3
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Hi guys, buying a 09 FZ1 and will be flying to where it is to drive it back to New England in April, I'm bringing my Zumo down with me so i don't get lost driving home, is it easy to access battery on the FZ1, need to wire the Zumo up. I wont have a lot of tools but I'll b:yes:ring what I think I'll need.
Battery is under the seat so it's easy enough to get to. I guess the trickiest part is going to be running the wires back towards the handle bars, but since it's just to get you home it shouldn't be a big deal. You can see it here with the seat removed:

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, that's awesome, when i get back home, I'll do up the wiring right and permanent. Yeah I live in Massachusetts and will fly to Georgia to pick it up, can't wait. I won't be able to get down there until probably April though, to much snow. The wait is going to kill me.:wow:

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Where in MA are you? We have a couple other folks here from MA and I'm not far from the border either being in NH. Perhaps a scheduled ride is in order!!
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South Hadley, and definitely need to hook up for rides, a friend of mine lives in Manchester NH and he's like get the bike now, get it now, haha. My brother is buying a new Kawasaki Versys also, plan on riding a lot this summer. I usually ride my KTM RXC-620 everywhere, but that's getting old. This will be awesome. Where abouts are in NH?
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Duh, Dover its in your caption, haha.
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Wow, from my place, you're WAY out there! But, sound like we can always meet in the middle and ride southwest NH and southern VT!
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Any idea what size spade or loop connector will i need to put on the end of my GPS wiring to attach to battery? I'll prep that now before I fly down south to get the bike.
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Any idea what size spade or loop connector will i need to put on the end of my GPS wiring to attach to battery? I'll prep that now before I fly down south to get the bike.
Not sure of the size that I used, but I can't imagine that the diameter of the battery terminal bolt is larger than 3/16".
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