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Old 05-26-2014, 11:40 AM   #3766
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Is this the 3M 1080 vynil?
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:00 PM   #3767
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That 3M fake carbon wrap is a great idea to help cover scratches. I need to buy some too.

http://stores.ebay.com/AutoVinylSolu...sub=4760597015
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:07 PM   #3768
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Thanks for the photo, now I understand why everyone's so happy with the snorkel location on the new liquid cooled bikes!
yup. The low snorkel is an heresy... Why, why, why?

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Old 05-26-2014, 12:15 PM   #3769
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Is this the 3M 1080 vynil?
Mine is
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:09 PM   #3770
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Unmounted my Garmin 376C, Touratech locking mount, & mounted my new Montana, Ztechnik mount. Much cleaner setup.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:59 PM   #3771
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Stebel Nautilus 'outside' install on R1150GS

I finally wired up the Stebel Nautilus two-tone compressor horn on my R1150GS. I had mounted the horn last year in a slightly unusual location, and wanted to test the mechanics of it first before comitting to the wiring.

The horn is mounted with an L bracket. Power is coming from the starter feed, with an extra 15A fuse in line, and ground from one of the rusty bolts just above the oil cooler. The relay is zip-tied to the fairing frame just above the right turn signal mount (see pics). I tapped into the standard horn lines just before the horn connector (also pictured).

It's loud!




Relay location:






Horn taps:


I had tried to mount the Nautilus together with the standard horn from the standard horn bolt, but couldn't get it to fit. I wanted to keep the standard horn in case the Nautilus craps out due to corrosion, blown fuse etc..

This Nautilus location should be ideal to warn 'slow drifters' wandering into my lane from the right; I typically commute in the left lane of the interstate.

Update 2014-8-29: The Stebel compact truck horn can be mounted in the same location without problems or adjustments. Both horns sound about equally loud. The compact Nautilus has the more unpleasant alarming tone.

Adding some pics for the wiring materials:
Overview:


Closeup of the male and female crimp-on spades; the female spades fit onto the relay and the Stebel horn terminals:


The 3M scotchlok suitcase connectors for tapping into the existing horn wires (wires from these taps have the female spades on the other end, and go to the relay coil terminals 86 and 85. Polarity can matter (if the relay has a diode built in). 86 is plus.):


List of my wires:
Ring terminal - ~ 3" red -female spade: from starter connection to fuse
I hid the fuse behind the starter cover. You want to fuse close to the source, in case the wire shorts to ground somewhere.
Female spade - ~3' red - female spade: from fuse to relay terminal 30
Female spade - ~1' red - female spade: from relay terminal 87 to plus Stebel terminal
Ring terminal - ~1' black - female spade: from ground bolt behind oil cooler to Stebel negative terminal
Blue scotchlok - ~1' red - female spade: from green/white positive horn wire (BMW horn) to relay terminal 86

Blue scotchlok - ~1' black - female spade: from brown ground horn wire (BMW horn) to relay terminal 85

Gruesome screwed with this post 08-31-2014 at 03:51 PM Reason: more pics
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:02 PM   #3772
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Tonight I installed a Starcom1 Digital intercom, 12v plug, 3lt gas can on the pannier.

The intercom is hard wired and is tied in to the Garmin Zumo 660.













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Old 05-28-2014, 03:42 AM   #3773
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Where did you get this cigarette lighter socket and housing ?
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:36 AM   #3774
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Where did you get this cigarette lighter socket and housing ?
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:10 AM   #3775
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Not my idea, but, just in case...



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Old 05-28-2014, 08:22 AM   #3776
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Not my idea, but, just in case...
Oh...so this is for the other bike in the pic..a HD?
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:41 AM   #3777
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Oh...so this is for the other bike in the pic..a HD?
Is not the other one made in Bavaria as well?
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:09 AM   #3778
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I went riding in the rain yesterday to test the bike and tires. It's better to practice in your local area
than getting caught 2 states away in a rain storm.
I posted this in the Heidenau K76 - Tire Review if you would like others point of view.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...2#post24263742
I have 3,000 miles on my K76's. We haven't had rain in some time until the last few days.
They did well for me on my 2011 GSA in the rain and on dry hard packed dirt roads.
The front tire howl they talk about is not a good description.
It screams, so loud I will not run these tires again after they wear out.
In fact it's so loud I can't listen to the radio on my Scala G9 because I have to turn it up to much
to over come the front tire noise. And DON'T even think about going off road if it's wet.
I knew this tire would not be good in the mud but I had to test it this morning.
This tire is useless in mud. You better have strong legs because you will be 4 pointing it with your feet.
You will have 10 pound of mud on your feet in the first 50ft. of a muddy road.
The tread doesn't throw the mud off and you end up with a slick.
I just made it up the small hill behind the shops junk pile. The bike was all over the place and
I had to use my feet to keep it on track. I've driven my Kawasaki Concours up this small hill and
it handled better with Avon street tires.
I will not buy K76 tires again because of the noise.





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Old 05-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #3779
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Where did you get this cigarette lighter socket and housing ?
Powerlet has some really nice fixtures as well. Very clean and tidy.


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Old 05-28-2014, 10:53 AM   #3780
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Oh...so this is for the other bike in the pic..a HD?
It's her faster sister. A 98 K12 RS.
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