12v DC from XR400

I need a cheap way to get 12v DC out of my XR400 to power my gps.

There's several ways to do this depending your your electronics knowledge. You can build a regulator/rectifier from parts at Radio Shack if you have the knowledge or simply buy one and wire it in.

You can also check Ebay for regulator/rectifers. I've bought Artic Cat regulator/rectifiers on Ebay for $10 each and used them with good results on a few bikes I wired up for a friend of a friends friend. The ones I bought were kind of bukly, but they did the job nicely.

You can also check out Ricky Stator at the following link. They sell nice regulator/rectifers for this purpose.

http://www.rickystator.com/

Here's yet another option...

http://www.cycoactive.com/gps/030-0021.html

http://www.touratech-usa.com/instl/instl_030-0020.html

do you have a dual sport kit on it? What gps unit do you have? You can do it with stock set up.

I disconnected the headlight. Then used the two open connections to power my grip heaters. :)

do you have a dual sport kit on it? What gps unit do you have? You can do it with stock set up.

There's no dual sport kit on my bike :). I don't have a GPS on my bike, but I've installed a few on friends bikes in addition to upgrading the lighting on several XR's including my kids XR's. I've looked at GPS's and my favorite choices for bikes are the Garmin GPS V deluxe or the GPS 176. My ideal GPS choice would combine the GPS V deluxe features with the expandible memory, larger screen size and faster processer of the GPS 176. The stock US version of the XR's only put out AC voltage, so you must replace your stock regulator with a regulator/rectifier if you want DC power from your bike or use batteries to power your GPS, but then you have to worry about vibration issues causing loss of power.

I do not have a dualsport kit.

I will be using a magellan sport track map.

I learn something from these forums all the time. I assumed that the Honda had a regulator in the circuit. I was wrong. :) Lucky for me that my heaters don't care the type of voltage. Ignore my previous ramblings. :D

I assumed that the Honda had a regulator in the circuit.

No, you were right :). The bike comes stock with an AC regulator, but not a combo DC regulator/rectifier (unless your bike is from Europe or down under).

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