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Old 03-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #16
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I'm trying to relocate the alarm plug and cap, but for the life of me I can't get the cap loose from its mounting tab. It seems like it should just slide off the mounting tab, but no matter what I try it just won't come loose. I'm afraid to use too much force and risk snapping the tab off. What's the trick to getting it loose?

Lager Meister,
Did you ever get that plug off? Mine is well attached and for the life of me I can't get it off. Arghhh.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:10 PM   #17
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rear connector.

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Lager Meister,
Did you ever get that plug off? Mine is well attached and for the life of me I can't get it off. Arghhh.
I did end up snapping the clip where it is mounted and then just zip tying it in a rear corner - no harm, no foul. Now I have a nice clear space for storage and the connector is just as happy as it was in the middle of things.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:57 PM   #18
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Got it off finally. I think I broke the tip off the holding clip though...oh well.

Here is the inside of the cap.


Here is the bottom of the cap showing the retainer.
If you were to jam something under from the left (with respect to this pic)
it might slide right out.
Or if you could lift the end of the retainer from the wire end
...if there is room to actually get something under there....
it would probably slide right out.



And finally the inconvenient location of the stupid wires...


Now the alarm wires are tucked out of the way and all my tools fit under the seat.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:17 PM   #19
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You're not "missing" a toolkit in that space, but you can add this one from ADV Designs. It's not cheap, but so far has provided everything I've needed.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:10 PM   #20
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I was just looking at that plug this week as I was trying to fit my "always on the bike" tools into that space, and was thinking the same thing - the space would be really useful if that plug were moved. I'll try relocating it this weekend.

Between that space and the space in the seat pan, I have a folding 1/4" drive T handle w/ 8, 10, 12 and 13 sockets, Torx bits / sockets up to T55, hex bits, combo wrenches (8, 10, 12 and 13), needle-nose vice grips, tire gauge, tire plug kit (tubeless in the F658G), bike pump, zip ties and last but not least, a list off BMW dealers and roadside assistance card. Still need to add a few things (adjustable wrench, safety wire) but we're close.

FYI, many of the aftermarket seats (e.g., Sargent enduro-style), have additional storage compartments in the seat pan itself.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:02 PM   #21
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Hmm, that looks like a perfect place to put the GS911 in a square box (assuming it's large enough).
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