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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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Just a suggestion. You might want to wire it to a direct hot. Otherwise the key will have to be on to hear it. While your riding thats not a problem but when you stop it is, and believe me there WILL be times you want to listen to it while stopped. Again, my two pennies.
mine will be on the key for the acc/mem wire and another hot through a switch I can flip when parked
I'm pretty sure the memory wire will need to be constant hot too else you lose memory I believe. Accessory is fine on the accessory side of the key. Of course they all wire differently, don't mean to step on toes here.
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