I am not a mechanic or a representative of Kawasaki or anything else official. This page is only my notes on doing this procedure myself. Although I believe what I have documented here is correct, I make no promises and you do this at your own risk.
I have a GPS unit that has been mounted on several previous bikes, and wanted it on the 2009 ZX-6R.
The RAM mount system is a flexible gimble-arm system with cradles for most GPS, that I have used successfully in many installations. I bought mine from GPS City. The only requirement is to be able to mount one of their 3/4″ balls somewhere in the general area of the desired GPS location. They have a variety of adaptors and mounting options. For the ZX-6R I chose their option of a clamp whose holes match the standard spacing on the handlebar clamp that holds the brake and clutch levers in place — this allows the ball to be fastened directly over the clutch or brake mount.
- RAM clutch/brake screw ball mount
- Replacement brake lever mount screws, 2cm longer than stock.
- Rear stand (recommended)
- 4mm Hex Wrench (Allen Key)
- Insulated wire and split plastic wire sheath
- Crimp-on spade connectors for relay contacts
- Crimp-on lug connector for ground wire
- Wire cutters
- Sharp knife
- Electrical tape
- Zip ties
- Soldering Iron and Solder
- Volt meter
Difficulties & Warnings
Easy. Requires comfort with basic electrical circuits and soldering.
I enclosed a length of 14-gauge wire in a corrugated automotive wire sheath, and ran it up the left side of the bike, under the gas tank and behind the left side cover. With the seat in place, it is invisible. It’s visible here emerging into the area under the seat (the white wire).
I installed this onto the automotive relay with a crimp-on spade connector.
I then connected it to the GPS power cable with a twist-and-solder connection, and insulated it with electrical tape.