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Old 03-06-2013, 02:48 PM   #721
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Installed my centech fuse block and power for the GPS:

What is the fuse on the red wire for? No relay?

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #722
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What is the fuse on the red wire for? No relay?

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #723
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Belt and suspenders..?
Pretty much. The fuse on the red wire is part of the Garmin wiring harness. It's actually even less than 5 amps, if I remember correctly (2.5 amps?), so I left it in.

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:29 PM   #724
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got the bike cleaned at BMW @3

its now 10pm.. i am about to leave work...my bike is having olympic-pool size drops of rain water hitting the ground outside..

yay
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:09 AM   #725
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Failed at installing a Migsel lightbar today.

I really like the lines of the Migsel and the way it tucks the lights up tight to the beak, so bit the bullet and ordered one from Belgium a couple of months ago. They were out of stock on the mounting brackets so I was on backorder for a month. They finally shipped and 18 days later it arrived.

So today I came home from work early, parked in the snowy driveway and heaved six buckets of warm water on the bike to rinse off the roadsalt, then pulled into the shop and removed the tank and beak. Got the left side bracket installed, then reached for the other one...which was also a left side bracket!

Crap! Migsel isn't the most communicative vendor, so my email will probably be answered next week, another backorder, another lengthy transit delay. Crap!

Okay, so a followup on this one. The vendor replied to my email within about 15 minutes. A day later I got a shipment confirmation and a refund of 12 Euros to cover the cost of shipping the wrong part back. Still miffed that I have to wait another 2-3 weeks for the part to arrive, but really impressed that the vendor bent over backwards to make it right as fast as humanly possible.

So I pushed the GS into the corner of my shop and hopefully have enough room to get the GSA sidecar rig past it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:30 AM   #726
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Installed my centech fuse block and power for the GPS:

Neat install. FWIW, that open slot that used to secure the tool roll retaining strap will allow water under the seat, and could cause the fuzeblock to fail. I know someone that didn't, and the fuzeblock internals corroded and failed.

RTV works well.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #727
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Just installed a pair of Rigid clones and a KruzLocker.

Not bad for half the price.





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Old 03-08-2013, 06:28 PM   #728
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Neat install. FWIW, that open slot that used to secure the tool roll retaining strap will allow water under the seat, and could cause the fuzeblock to fail. I know someone that didn't, and the fuzeblock internals corroded and failed.

RTV works well.

Good advice NoVaRider. I use liquid electrical tape but RTV would probably be better. I kept the plactic tool pouch and put it on top of the Centech. It stays dry. The old pouch is a good place to keep a few extra fuses.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #729
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Neat install. FWIW, that open slot that used to secure the tool roll retaining strap will allow water under the seat, and could cause the fuzeblock to fail. I know someone that didn't, and the fuzeblock internals corroded and failed.

RTV works well.
Good point, I'm on it!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #730
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More farkles for the new machine:

Wunderlich adjustable shiftlever, finally the shifter hits my foot where I want it to:



And a Wunderlich Vario screen, still working on adjusting it just right:



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Old 03-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #731
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Good advice NoVaRider. I use liquid electrical tape but RTV would probably be better. I kept the plactic tool pouch and put it on top of the Centech. It stays dry. The old pouch is a good place to keep a few extra fuses.

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Credit goes to jvb on the differential diagnosis.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:27 AM   #732
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Just installed a pair of Rigid clones and a KruzLocker.

Not bad for half the price.
Hmmmm, half the price you say? Please share the brand with a fellow cheapskate lol
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:34 AM   #733
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:27 AM   #734
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:31 AM   #735
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I installed a different style final drive guard than what I had originally had on the bike. After installing it, I figured out a way to install the other guard too, but I'm not sure if I like how it looks...



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