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Old 10-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #151
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Great video on the PDM60

Forgive me if this is a 205 - but Blake at Rowe sent me this excellent video on the operation of the PDM60. I think this is one-generation old as it still has the battery tender SAE plug - which I believe is now gone.

This gives you a great idea about what this thing can do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=3UES2kHp9so
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #152
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Forgive me if this is a 205 - but Blake at Rowe sent me this excellent video on the operation of the PDM60. I think this is one-generation old as it still has the battery tender SAE plug - which I believe is now gone.

This gives you a great idea about what this thing can do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=3UES2kHp9so
I just installed mine a few days ago. From my very short time with it working, it appears to be a very functional little gizmo. It was nice to clean up the mess going to ACC2 that the previous owner of my KTM left for me.

My one criticism is about the length of the leads coming from the harness and the length of the power lead. I'm sure some installations will work out just fine with the short leads, but others could benefit from a few more feet of wire on each lead for a cleaner install. It's a mess quite frankly and I've just spend a small fortune on wires, harnesses and pins so I can put together something that I think will be cleaner and more reliable over the long term.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #153
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I just installed mine a few days ago. From my very short time with it working, it appears to be a very functional little gizmo. It was nice to clean up the mess going to ACC2 that the previous owner of my KTM left for me.

My one criticism is about the length of the leads coming from the harness and the length of the power lead. I'm sure some installations will work out just fine with the short leads, but others could benefit from a few more feet of wire on each lead for a cleaner install. It's a mess quite frankly and I've just spend a small fortune on wires, harnesses and pins so I can put together something that I think will be cleaner and more reliable over the long term.
Our wiring kit makes a big difference.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:24 PM   #154
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Forgive me if this is a 205 - but Blake at Rowe sent me this excellent video on the operation of the PDM60. I think this is one-generation old as it still has the battery tender SAE plug - which I believe is now gone.

This gives you a great idea about what this thing can do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=3UES2kHp9so
The SAE battery charging connector is still there - but it may go away down the line.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:30 AM   #155
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Pics - we need pics!!!
Props to those who take the time to snap pics along the way. My iPhone (and camera) is usually docked and providing music while I'm in my shop. I'll see what I can do next week when I clean it up. Basically, the PDM60 is in the glove box with a dangling USB port and the wiring harness is in the space between the fuse box and the head tube. I ran two 10AWG cables down the right side of the frame to the battery. Most of the important wires end up behind the headlight and a few of them run up to switches on the HDB bar mount.

RocketMoto, I'm sure your wiring kit is great and it appears to go part of the way to making it much better. I'm convinced that we'd be better served with two more feet of wire on all the leads in the harness. I'd happily pay an extra $30-$50 for the additional length if it means I don't have to waste time discovering that there aren't any hardware/automotive/electronics shops in Portland that carry suitable wire for the installation.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #156
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PDM60 V2 new featture

Over the last couple of days I've beeen emailing Rowe for info and they now offer, to quote..... " We just (last week) developed a method to program the units at home, right off your PC, using just a custom USB cable connected to the PDM60."

Sounds very good to me!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:30 AM   #157
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Over the last couple of days I've beeen emailing Rowe for info and they now offer, to quote..... " We just (last week) developed a method to program the units at home, right off your PC, using just a custom USB cable connected to the PDM60."

Sounds very good to me!!
Cool - may need to upgrade!
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:32 AM   #158
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Killer Product!

This has been my biggest complaint against the PDM60 and I had to verify myself. I just heard from Rowe and yes, It's true!. You can now program them yourself via a USB cable (or at least, in the very neat future you can!). This one is a dream come true! What a killer product!
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #159
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Over the last couple of days I've beeen emailing Rowe for info and they now offer, to quote..... " We just (last week) developed a method to program the units at home, right off your PC, using just a custom USB cable connected to the PDM60."

Sounds very good to me!!
Of course, Rowe neglected to tell us. Geesh...
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #160
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One LED stays on - why???

I'm finishing my 2nd full year of use of my PDM60 with no major problems. I like this gadget.

My one issue is minor, but puzzling. The Green LED for one of my unused circuits (#3) stays on, even after the bike is turned off and all timers run out. I have three unused circuits, but only this one glows green - the others are fully off and dark.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #161
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Programmability

With your PC, literally, meaning windoze, or any computer?

(Not that I couldn't ask 'em myself...)
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #162
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With your PC, literally, meaning windoze, or any computer?

(Not that I couldn't ask 'em myself...)
Yup, with Windoze. Probably a few months until the custom USB cable that will be needed to program, is available.

Now, if you have the original Version1 PDM60, I'm not sure that'll be programmable. Version2 will be, definitely.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:03 PM   #163
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Puh.

With USB being USB and the instructions having to be simple code, I was hoping for Mac-friendliness.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:12 PM   #164
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Yup, with Windoze. Probably a few months until the custom USB cable that will be needed to program, is available.

Now, if you have the original Version1 PDM60, I'm not sure that'll be programmable. Version2 will be, definitely.
Sounds like good option, but cost factor may reduce the appeal.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #165
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I'm finishing my 2nd full year of use of my PDM60 with no major problems. I like this gadget.

My one issue is minor, but puzzling. The Green LED for one of my unused circuits (#3) stays on, even after the bike is turned off and all timers run out. I have three unused circuits, but only this one glows green - the others are fully off and dark.

Any ideas?
From having mine, I'd guess that one lit circuit is one that is programmed for always on...
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