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Wiring stereo to 2006 VTX 1800N - Please help

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Am wiring a Cycle Sounds audio system to my 1800N.

The instructions tell me to use a clamp on the accessory wire for the bike (for the red wire on the audio system) and then wire the black and red wire to the ground terminal on the battery.

My question is - which wire is the accessory wire? Is it the solid red wire in this picture on the clear plastic connector (next to the blue and orange wire)?

As you may be able to tell, wiring is not my strong suit. Would like to avoid shorting the bike and the audio system.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

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If I were you Harry I would add a fuse block that is triggered from a relay total cost is around $20 and then you have up to 6 fused circuits you can use and best of all no worries of overloading anything.

Jconrad did a nice write up on how to do it but he wanted his hot all the time so did not use a relay.
you can splice into the brown tail light wire, not my pref. though
I like to use the one in the headlight to trigger the relay this way when you hit the start button it shuts down everything in the fuse block.
The diagram I have says it is the blue with white piping in the headlight this is an old write up so can't be positive on it.
mine will be on the key for the acc/mem wire and another hot through a switch I can flip when parked
mine is marked memory but it hooks to the acc side then 12 power has to be direct to the battery, had a heck of a time trying to make out the crap that was printed in the manual.

remember to turn anticlockwise was one term.
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