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post #1 of 18 Old 10-13-2006, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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E52 install...Went smooth except for...............

With your help, I decieded on a Givi E52 topcase w/brake lights.
Easy to install, lots of room and looks great on my dl650k6.

Have a couple questions about the brake light harness that I couldn't find with the search, and the mounting base(givi) came with no instructions ?

It was pretty obvious where to punch out the plastic and snap in the harness end. No problem.
But where do I go from there ? (BTW, I'm electrically challenged).
I found the color coding here, but..... 1.)what is the best way to run the wires to the vstrom wiring behind the tool kit ?

And when I get them routed,..... 2.)what wires do I hook the blue and black wires from the harness to ?

They included two blue connectors with the kit, but I'm not sure how to use them.

I'm sure it's pretty simple to a lot of you, but I'm at an impass here.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Jim



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post #2 of 18 Old 10-13-2006, 08:17 AM
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Re: E52 install...Went smooth except for...............

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With your help, I decieded on a Givi E52 topcase w/brake lights.
Easy to install, lots of room and looks great on my dl650k6.

Have a couple questions about the brake light harness that I couldn't find with the search, and the mounting base(givi) came with no instructions ?

It was pretty obvious where to punch out the plastic and snap in the harness end. No problem.
But where do I go from there ? (BTW, I'm electrically challenged).
I found the color coding here, but..... 1.)what is the best way to run the wires to the vstrom wiring behind the tool kit ?

And when I get them routed,..... 2.)what wires do I hook the blue and black wires from the harness to ?

They included two blue connectors with the kit, but I'm not sure how to use them.

I'm sure it's pretty simple to a lot of you, but I'm at an impass here.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Jim


I've just posted a review of this process on my web site. Look it over--it should be self-explanatory. If you need more info on using the Scotch-Lok wire taps let me know.
http://www.reverendbiker.com/vstrom/givilight.htm

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post #3 of 18 Old 10-13-2006, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Reverend,
I think even I can follow those directions.
BTW, nice web site and helpfull information.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates it.
God speed,
Jim
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post #4 of 18 Old 10-13-2006, 10:57 AM
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When I did the kit for my E52 I spent a bit of time overthinking it.

I ran the wire it in the gap on the right side where the heat shield mounts. I had concerns that doing the route straight to the seat might put pressure onthe wire when people sit in the back. I did not want to drill hoes or cut the part like Reverand did as I suspect that ridge diverts water from getting into the under-seat area. I was able to hookup the connectors to the tailights by undoing one of the bulbs. The only change I did from the kit was to mount a quick-disconnect inlne (I read about doing so elsewhere... it wasn't my idea.)

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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
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post #5 of 18 Old 10-13-2006, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Tom,
I think I'm going to drill a small hole and then use some rubber cement or silicone to seal it. I do ride in the rain.
I'll look your method over when I get a chance to look at it this evening. Just hard for me to picture it without it starring me in the face.
Gives me some options and that's great.
Blue Sky's,
Jim
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post #6 of 18 Old 10-14-2006, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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OK........I must be dim witted.
Last night I installed the E52 topcase.
This evening I installed Kouba lowering links, raised the forks 3/4", installed new windscreen on my madstad brackets, installed hand guards and SW-Motech barbacks and risers.
No problems on any of these.
Saved the brakelight wiring till last. After reading the Reverends instructions, I figuered it would be a 15 minute job.
Here's the dim witted part.
I can't get the gosh darn bulbs out of their sockets.
I turned them c-clkwise, I pushed them in and turned, I tried turning them clkwise, I did a jig and whistled Dixie.
I took it to my cousin's house and let him have a try.
Alas, to no avail.
WHAT am I doing wrong???
If there is a secret incantation, would someone PLEASE let me know what it is!!!
Yours truly,
Dim-witted Jim
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No help; but on mine the one on the right side of the bike turned okay, I never did get the other one loose.

..Tom

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Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

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Stand on one foot, jump up and down, rub your belly and turn the socket C-clockwise with your free hand.

Think happy thoughts too.

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Vordak's got the key--you're just not holding your mouth right. :wink:
You're on the right track--just press in slightly on the bulb holder and twist counter-clockwise. Pull the one on the right (brake) side of the bike--it has more slack in the wires, and you'll need all you can get.

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blue (+) to white clable with black line
black (-) to black cable with white line.

lights will be like third brake light in cars

bye
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