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Old 10-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #286
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I made an Acewell/Ignition switch mount.

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #287
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[QUOTE=bmweuro;19740214]I made an Acewell/Ignition switch mount.

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What is this wizardry! Show us more pictures of how this looks when installed right away!
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #288
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I made an Acewell/Ignition switch mount.

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What is this wizardry! Show us more pictures of how this looks when installed right away!
Here ya have it.





I'll know tomorrow if the ignition switch wires are long enough. I think they are.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:55 AM   #289
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Nice work as usual, BoxerMetal.
Looks like a clean solution for those keeping factory tree and risers, especially if they have a RT or RS and need an ignition key mount.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:47 AM   #290
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Nice work as usual, BoxerMetal.
Looks like a clean solution for those keeping factory tree and risers, especially if they have a RT or RS and need an ignition key mount.
If you use factory headlight and ears you can put ignition in left side of headlight bowl. Just pull the big plug out if the left side and move the switch and carefully reroute all the spaghetti....

Beautiful mount. VERY NICELY DONE!!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #291
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Dam, wish I had talent or is it skills like that.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #292
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Nice work as usual, BoxerMetal.
Looks like a clean solution for those keeping factory tree and risers, especially if they have a RT or RS and need an ignition key mount.
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If you use factory headlight and ears you can put ignition in left side of headlight bowl. Just pull the big plug out if the left side and move the switch and carefully reroute all the spaghetti....

Beautiful mount. VERY NICELY DONE!!!!!!
It seems like most folks are using aftermarket headlight mounts when building a cafe racer out of a boxer. This also works well for the G/S and GS guys as the ignition switch is in that area stock. This afternoon I will have a product that fills that large hole in the side of the headlight bucket with an 8mm threaded hole in the center for a mirror or the same hardware that is stock on the right side.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #293
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It seems like most folks are using aftermarket headlight mounts when building a cafe racer out of a boxer. This also works well for the G/S and GS guys as the ignition switch is in that area stock. This afternoon I will have a product that fills that large hole in the side of the headlight bucket with an 8mm threaded hole in the center for a mirror or the same hardware that is stock on the right side.
Great job, Chris

I am planning out the wiring for my installation.
Scanned the microscopic wiring schematic from the owner's manual. Now I zoom in and actually read it:


Labeled all the stock wires by their function, i.e., turn, neutral, oil pressure, etc. :


I have labeled all the Acewell wires to match up to the BMW wires:


Notes: I have the Acewell 4454 and this installation is specific for the 4454. I made some additions to bpeckm's wiring instructions, making them more specific to the 4454.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #294
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I have a Word file for the Acewell 4454 wiring instructions, modified bpeckm's instructions. How do I show a Word file in this post?

Now, to cut, mate, and solder the wires:
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not sure how to attach a word doc. Maybe you can export as a jpeg though and post that as an image.
Emailed you just now asking for a copy meanwhile...
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #296
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not sure how to attach a word doc. Maybe you can export as a jpeg though and post that as an image.
Emailed you just now asking for a copy meanwhile...
Cool. I have a several files: bpeckm's wiring instructions, my additions to bpeckm's, acewell schematic, stock ' 75 BMW wiring, etc. I will email 'em to you.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #297
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I just installed one for a customer and there is no reason you should have to go to this much work. Solder the blue wire from the main harness to the proper wire on the Acewell and be done.
Chris, this is in reference to "charge" light on the Acewell. I understand how the charging circuit works on the stock BMW and how the generator light works in the stock instrument cluster. I do not have a schematic of the Acewell internals, so I don't know how its charge light works. Would I be wrong to assume that it functions just like the stock BMW light?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:12 PM   #298
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Chris, this is in reference to "charge" light on the Acewell. I understand how the charging circuit works on the stock BMW and how the generator light works in the stock instrument cluster. I do not have a schematic of the Acewell internals, so I don't know how its charge light works. Would I be wrong to assume that it functions just like the stock BMW light?
It does function like the stock set up which I believe on the stock harness there is a second black wire that is hot with the key on that is the switched hot for the Acewell. I have to look at my drawing I did for the last one I wired up.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:38 PM   #299
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I believe on the stock harness there is a second black wire that is hot with the key on that is the switched hot for the Acewell.
Yes, the switched hot (key on) is the green/black wire on my bike (may be a green/blue on some bikes). I will test the blue wire (BMW harness) connected to the Acewell "charge light" wire. Thanks for the input.
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