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Old 11-25-2013, 10:43 PM   #5476
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:05 PM   #5477
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tidying up wires/connections

hey guys,

as some may know, having the TT fairing kit with twin headlights+ GPS + 12v socket, water temp gauge, etc. the wiring on the bike quickly becomes a rat's nest, with many cables coming from the battery and fuses and relays all over the bike.

So I decided to get a power distribution block, and after a lot of forum reading, the choices came down to 3 options:

Centech fuse block
Fuzeblocks unit
PDM-60

The PDM is for sure, the most tech advanced block, very small, no fueses, software configurable, waterproof etc. price is @ $200

The centech unit is a well proven block, I found no issues with this unit, no integrated relay and its the cheapest, around $60

The fuzeblocks unit is right in the middle. integrated relay (for switched applications) medium sized and uses mini fuses. price is about $90

At first, I was all about the PDM60, but its double the price of the fuzeblock and it seems it would be impossible (or at least very hard) to repair or "jump" in case of a failure in the middle of nowhere.

So I went for the fuzeblocks unit.

Install is very simple, 2 wires coming from the battery, 1 wire to a switched 12v feed, thats it.
It has 6 + and 6 - connections, just select if the accesories are constant fed or switched by moving the fuses.






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Old 11-27-2013, 03:15 PM   #5478
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Centech fuse block
Fuzeblocks unit
PDM-60

So went for the fuzeblocks unit.

Install is very simple, 2 wires coming from the battery, 1 wire to a switched 12v feed, thats it.
It has 6 + and 6 - connections, just select if the accesories are constant fed or switched by moving the fuses.


Thanks for the write up..

I'm just researching/considering this mod myself..
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #5479
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Pdm60

I did PDM60 in 2011. Zero issues in 18 months. Love it.
Fuses = ten less things I have to carry and think about and access to swap.
Mounted the PDM right under the seat, easy to check.

To clean up the battery rats nest I like Powerlet's Termin-8. Yes I cut the fuse holder out of that too!
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #5480
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hey guys,


Install is very simple, 2 wires coming from the battery, 1 wire to a switched 12v feed, thats it.
It has 6 + and 6 - connections, just select if the accesories are constant fed or switched by moving the fuses.

What switched wire did you tap? (location, color?)
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:21 AM   #5481
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I did PDM60 in 2011. Zero issues in 18 months. Love it.
Fuses = ten less things I have to carry and think about and access to swap.
Mounted the PDM right under the seat, easy to check.

To clean up the battery rats nest I like Powerlet's Termin-8. Yes I cut the fuse holder out of that too!


Carrying mini fuses is not that big of an issue for me, the fuseblocks unit has place for 2 spares (more if you dont use all outputs) and so does the bike fuse box..

As for access, only 2 dzus bolts to remove the fairing.. no issues there either..

If I installed it under the seat, Id still have a lot cables going from there to the nav tower, it kind of beats the purpose I think.

Glad the PDM worked for you. its a very nice unit and in many aspects, way better than the rest, but I just felt more confident with something I can repair in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:50 AM   #5482
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What switched wire did you tap? (location, color?)
If I remember correctly, I connected it to one of the two wires on the ignition switch wire loom.

I'm away from home now on a work trip but I'll be back in a few days, I'll check it and let you know.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:42 AM   #5483
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Is the air shock lighter than a conventional spring/oil bath type?

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Old 11-28-2013, 11:25 AM   #5484
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I have one. I'm about 25 miles west of DC. I had it in the flea market for $100 I think. PM me if you're interested.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:57 AM   #5485
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have one, using it but considering a spring.
sucks being on another continent for these kinds of things
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #5486
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ABS Removal

Anyone have a successful time removing the ABS from their bike?
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #5487
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Anyone have a successful time removing the ABS from their bike?

http://www.michaelbense.de/g650x/for...pic.php?t=3375
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:16 AM   #5488
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Anyone have a successful time removing the ABS from their bike?
Another option.
Remove the front brake line, ABS sensor and short line from the master cylinder
Replace the front brake line and banjo bolt with the OEM BMW non ABS part.
Loop the smaller line from the right side distribution block back on itself.
Pull the ABS fuse, tape over the light on the dash.

For the permanent removal you'd need front and rear brake lines and the front banjo bolt at a minimum. I neutered the system on mine so I could raise the bars significantly and retain the resale value. NVTS
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:35 AM   #5489
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TT Tank

Does anybody happen to have a TT tank they want to sell? I would love to find one collecting dust in a garage that somebody wants to get rid of/ Of course it is for my G650 XChallenge!

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Old 11-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #5490
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Mechanical completely done, then I did the full electrical conversion per this post but still having difficulty with the speedo, any way i can contact this post author?
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