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I think I'm really going to like the Talon gauge relocation.

It also gave me a perfect place to mount my gps. I use this waterproof gps on my street bike. It is glove friendly and has trails loaded. It only cost me $53 for the cradle so I'm not out much if I don't like it and want to go with a tablet.

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I think I'm really going to like the Talon gauge relocation.

It also gave me a perfect place to mount my gps. I use this waterproof gps on my street bike. It is glove friendly and has trails loaded. It only cost me $53 for the cradle so I'm not out much if I don't like it and want to go with a tablet.

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Nice, where did you get the relocation kit?
 

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Thank you. How was the installation effort and time. I certainly like the idea, but am a little reticent of purchasing it because I already have the switch panel installed just below the speedo gauge and do not want to eliminate or modify it to make this fit. Also, I have the 1000 4 seater “live valve” model and will have to relocate the panel above the steering wheel that houses the suspension ”normal or sport” indicator, as well. I would like to see it mounted on a Talon, in person, so I can get a much better idea of how it will be. The location of the panel, now, makes the instrument almost impossible to read while in motion.
 

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Thank you. How was the installation effort and time. I certainly like the idea, but am a little reticent of purchasing it because I already have the switch panel installed just below the speedo gauge and do not want to eliminate or modify it to make this fit. Also, I have the 1000 4 seater “live valve” model and will have to relocate the panel above the steering wheel that houses the suspension ”normal or sport” indicator, as well. I would like to see it mounted on a Talon, in person, so I can get a much better idea of how it will be. The location of the panel, now, makes the instrument almost impossible to read while in motion.
The installation was a little frustrating at first as the instructions could use improvement. The instructions wanted me to disconnect the 12v socket and switches, swap two of the switches and reroute the wiring harness. After spending some time evaluating the situation I tossed the instructions, peeled back the sheathing on the wiring harness, lengthened two wires at the "tee", put the sheathing back, retained the original switch positions and cable routing and had plenty of slack for the relocation.

No worries about your switch panel as it is unaffected. The live valve indicator lights relocate to the original position of the gauge cluster. It looks like there are also blanks for two more switches there too. Here is a link for the live valve relocation kit.

Honestly, when I first saw the gauge relocation kit, I thought it was a solution to a problem that didn't exist. There are some that really wanted the gauges in front of them. Admittedly, I think I'm really going to like them there but it never bothered me in the stock location, I just couldn't find a good place for a gps.
 

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The installation was a little frustrating at first as the instructions could use improvement. The instructions wanted me to disconnect the 12v socket and switches, swap two of the switches and reroute the wiring harness. After spending some time evaluating the situation I tossed the instructions, peeled back the sheathing on the wiring harness, lengthened two wires at the "tee", put the sheathing back, retained the original switch positions and cable routing and had plenty of slack for the relocation.

No worries about your switch panel as it is unaffected. The live valve indicator lights relocate to the original position of the gauge cluster. It looks like there are also blanks for two more switches there too. Here is a link for the live valve relocation kit.

Honestly, when I first saw the gauge relocation kit, I thought it was a solution to a problem that didn't exist. There are some that really wanted the gauges in front of them. Admittedly, I think I'm really going to like them there but it never bothered me in the stock location, I just couldn't find a good place for a gps.
Thank you once again. I really appreciate your time and the fact that you totally answered my questions and concerns. Now, I need to make up my mind, if in fact, I really want to make this happen. The gauge panel is placed in the wrong place, and I feel Honda needs to rethink and relocate its position for the future, however, It is not something one needs to monitor constantly. If the readings, other than the speedometer, were a little larger, lit brighter and more visible, I wouldn't even be considering this matter in the first place. Do have a great day, and thank you once again for the answers !!
 

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I don't have live value (have 2 seater Talon R) but I did the gauge relocate. I had used the area above the steering wheel for turn signal indicators. I ended up taking all the covering off the factory cables and got everything to reach with NO cutting (like Idiot did) or extending (used auto plastic wrap to protect bare wires). I fabbed up a bracket and mounted my Magellan TRX7 in front of where old gauge was (still have all the extra gauges that I already had below). I fabbed a box to hold the turn signal indicators and mounted it to the reloaction gauge bracket on top behind the gauge. I did not need the 3 extra switch spots so putting the GPS there made sense. I still have the area to the left on dash if need some in future.
 

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Thanks, really looks functional, professional and well thought out. Fortunately, I don’t have the turn signal indicators to worry about relocating.
 

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The installation was a little frustrating at first as the instructions could use improvement. The instructions wanted me to disconnect the 12v socket and switches, swap two of the switches and reroute the wiring harness. After spending some time evaluating the situation I tossed the instructions, peeled back the sheathing on the wiring harness, lengthened two wires at the "tee", put the sheathing back, retained the original switch positions and cable routing and had plenty of slack for the relocation.

No worries about your switch panel as it is unaffected. The live valve indicator lights relocate to the original position of the gauge cluster. It looks like there are also blanks for two more switches there too. Here is a link for the live valve relocation kit.

Honestly, when I first saw the gauge relocation kit, I thought it was a solution to a problem that didn't exist. There are some that really wanted the gauges in front of them. Admittedly, I think I'm really going to like them there but it never bothered me in the stock location, I just couldn't find a good place for a gps.
I just did mine, the instructions are horrible! No real description of things, no photos or diagrams, talking about parts that they don't include in the kit....many bad words were said, lost one of the dang Phillip screws; all in all, if I had time before my next trip I would have happily paid someone else to do it😝😂🤔

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I was going to try and take photos or maybe video the install, but that was impossible, would have needed someone else to photo while I struggled 😝.

Looking forward to using it. Did you go to a tablet for your gps? I am trying to decide which way to go. Totally using this space as you did!
 

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I found only one video, not great but really helped in the process. Oh and his insults if it takes longer than 15-20 minutes 😝😂 bs it is a long process in very tight spaces

 

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I just did mine, the instructions are horrible! No real description of things, no photos or diagrams, talking about parts that they don't include in the kit....many bad words were said, lost one of the dang Phillip screws; all in all, if I had time before my next trip I would have happily paid someone else to do it😝😂🤔

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I was going to try and take photos or maybe video the install, but that was impossible, would have needed someone else to photo while I struggled 😝.

Looking forward to using it. Did you go to a tablet for your gps? I am trying to decide which way to go. Totally using this space as you did!
Hopefully you didn't fight with disconnecting and moving switches like the directions say.

I tried the Garmin gps on a few rides. It simply did not cut it. The screen is too small and not bright enough for this application. It was also worthless in places that don't have marked trails.

I wound up going with a Samsung 8" Galaxy Tab A tablet in a Supcase case running Gaiagps.

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I can confidently say this set up is working out amazingly well. The size of the screen is really good, the brightness is good although once in a while in needs shading from the sun and Gaiagps is fantastic. It works literally everywhere as it supports map layers so you can even see unmarked trails in the satellite view. It automatically syncs with my desktop computer and phone.
 

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Hopefully you didn't fight with disconnecting and moving switches like the directions say.

I tried the Garmin gps on a few rides. It simply did not cut it. The screen is too small and not bright enough for this application. It was also worthless in places that don't have marked trails.

I wound up going with a Samsung 8" Galaxy Tab A tablet in a Supcase case running Gaiagps.

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I can confidently say this set up is working out amazingly well. The size of the screen is really good, the brightness is good although once in a while in needs shading from the sun and Gaiagps is fantastic. It works literally everywhere as it supports map layers so you can even see unmarked trails in the satellite view. It automatically syncs with my desktop computer and phone.
No I followed your recommendation, I didn't mess with the switches😝

That is so great, I was considering the Galaxy, I saw somethings on it from another talon owner who really liked it. I have used Gaia, but I am now really liking OnX off-road.

Which mount did you use? I see a cord, where did you wire it?

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No I followed your recommendation, I didn't mess with the switches😝

That is so great, I was considering the Galaxy, I saw somethings on it from another talon owner who really liked it. I have used Gaia, but I am now really liking OnX off-road.

Which mount did you use? I see a cord, where did you wire it?

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RAM Mounts Tab-Tite Tablet Cradle for Apple iPad Mini with Case RAM-HOL-TAB12U
RAM Mount Double B-Ball Round Plate Assembly With 1.75" Length Arm RAM-B-101U-A

I mounted one of these USB ports on a plastic panel and zip tied it in place under the cowling.
 

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I have that same Zumo on my road bike. Where did you find trail maps? Nice relocate!
I do not recall where I found the trail maps for the Zumo. I searched for free trail maps for it. Garmin sells them but I wasn't sure if I was going to like it in the Talon, and I didn't.

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The Garmin works great on my Honda ST1300.
 
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