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Old 07-22-2013, 10:49 AM   #391
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So, does anyone have experience to report that the tail light as a trigger source for a relay causes difficulty with the CANBUS? As well has anyone used the accessory socket feed as a trigger?
I have my aux fuse block wired through the rear taillight and only occasionally get an error light pop up on my dash (I run both my aux lights and air horn through the fuse block). The tech that did my 600 mile service said that it's completely safe to use that as the trigger as long as the error light doesn't bother you. I really don't care about the error light so I'm keeping it as-is until there's a better solution.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:06 PM   #392
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RichBMW, it's always best to use a torque wrench but you can get by without. You'll have a pretty good idea how tight the original bolts were when you disassemble. Make sure you tighten down the front/top bar clamp bolts first.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #393
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Just received my Wunderlich 40mm up and back bar risers, but in the instructions there are pictures of the tank removed to make the brake lines longer when on full lock. Does anyone have these fitted, and did you have to modify the brake/ clutch lines?
see my earlier post about the adjustable rox risers.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #394
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I really don't care about the error light so I'm keeping it as-is until there's a better solution.
Better solution... the 7.5 amp fuse mentioned a few posts above or the headlight feed if you don't mind the extra hassle of routing the trigger wire.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #395
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Well I'm a newbie to the forum and I just bought a GSW! I'v added a Cymarc Crud Catcher Touring version. I also have on order the Hornig rad grills and Hornig Air Intake Grills. My next major purchase will be a set of crash bars. Just don't which manufacturer yet!
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #396
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Just received my Wunderlich 40mm up and back bar risers, but in the instructions there are pictures of the tank removed to make the brake lines longer when on full lock. Does anyone have these fitted, and did you have to modify the brake/ clutch lines?


I've seen these and am very interested in knowing this before I pull the trigger.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:31 PM   #397
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That works. It also works if you pay attention to what you are doing. The two screws that go in the beak use the long shoulder because of extra thickness around the attachment point. I wasn't paying attention and used a short shouldered screw on one side. Problem resolved and now, because of the problem, I'll never forget which goes where.

Today I finished up adding the fuzeblock and powering the things controlled by the fuzeblock. I have fog lights...



and the fuzeblock install looks like this:



Note the covered SAE pigtail. That is always hot for things like battery charger, air pump, what-have-you.

The gory details are at http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2013/0718-fuzeblock/
Wow, very nice work! Is the fuzeblock under the pillion seat? Where did you tap into for the relay power? You do good work.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #398
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I've seen these and am very interested in knowing this before I pull the trigger.
Kurt from Black Dog Cycle Works is working on a 2" bar riser, I have seen some pictures of prototypes but he is still waiting on his production shop...
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:44 PM   #399
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Wow, very nice work! Is the fuzeblock under the pillion seat? Where did you tap into for the relay power? You do good work.
Yes, that space is under the pillion seat. It will be under a pillion rack once someone actually has one for sale that goes on/off the same way the saddle does.

I could have tapped power at one of the fuses, but I prefer my switched farkles to stay off until the bike is started. Tapping into the headlamp does that quite nicely.



The entire wiring saga starts on this page of my web site.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:33 AM   #400
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I don't mean to be insulting but a Backrest on an Adventure Bike ? Do you have any idea how dangerous this set up is ? Broken backs a very big possibility in an accident !
I'm not insulted. You make a good point. My wife occasionally likes to take a ride with me and she does not feel comfortable on the back of the bike without some type of support behind her back. I only mount this when she is on the bike and needless to say I am a much more conservative rider with her back there and I never go off road when the two of us are on the bike.

I do think that you might be overstating your case a little since many of the larger touring bikes have built in back rests.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:33 AM   #401
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So, this weekend I took the LC up to the Ardennes for some twisted riding. Going out of of a small village I rode through a pothole I didn't see, at 40mph.
Result : a dented cast front wheel . Just big enough so it loses about 100gram of air over 24hours.
Have the wheel at the repair shop right now to straighten it out again. Hopefully this works
That's why I got the spoked rims for our **** roads. Perhaps that's why the GS is so popular over here. (and the fact that you can jump over speedbumps).
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:36 AM   #402
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Recent small addition: phone holder at the handlebars. Can also be used as aux GPS.

Sorry for the pic quality, I didn't take a photo yet, I pulled it out of a video.

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:31 AM   #403
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Yes, that space is under the pillion seat. It will be under a pillion rack once someone actually has one for sale that goes on/off the same way the saddle does.

I could have tapped power at one of the fuses, but I prefer my switched farkles to stay off until the bike is started. Tapping into the headlamp does that quite nicely.



The entire wiring saga starts on this page of my web site.
Thanks for posting this. I had the P3 lights (and front facing Photon Blasters) on my 1150. I was planning on putting them on this bike too, along with some additional electrical farkles. I'll be using your website as my guide on the right way to do this. Since I have the LED lights, I may be tapping the trigger of the relay into another circuit.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #404
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... I could have tapped power at one of the fuses, but I prefer my switched farkles to stay off until the bike is started. Tapping into the headlamp does that quite nicely. ...
The entire wiring saga starts on this page of my web site.
Thanks for the step-by-step. Looks like a good evening project.

It would sure be nice if the manufacturer would provide an under-seat pigtail for this purpose so that thousands of customers all didn't have to make the same mod.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #405
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Just received my Wunderlich 40mm up and back bar risers, but in the instructions there are pictures of the tank removed to make the brake lines longer when on full lock. Does anyone have these fitted, and did you have to modify the brake/ clutch lines?

ugh...have had those on order since mid June and Wunderlich said today on back order till Aug still. How the heck did you get a hold of a set?

Have a trip to Bend early Aug that those would be really nice having for.
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