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post #1 of 15 Old 09-09-2009, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Eastern Beaver 3CS install

Or is it 3SC?? Whichever.....

I've read over the online install directions. I've looked at the harness. I can't figure out what the cable in the lower right corner of this pic goes to. Can anyone help me out?



PS, I know next to nothing about electronics, etc. Use of layman's terms is greatly appreciated.

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It goes to the tail light. Unplug the light from the factory harness, plug the EB harness in line with the light and factory harness and off you go. It triggers the relay.
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Not sure if you have ABS or not. On the Eastern Beaver site is this picture for the ABS bikes...


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It's your switched power plug. As stated, it is connected to the rear tail light plug (mine was under the coolant reserve tank). Simply unplug the tail light connector, then plug that 3C plug into it... then plug the tail light connector into the 3c adjacient part. You're basically splicing into the tail light power supply. When you turn you bike on, the tail light lights, engaging the relay an now those 3 circuits become live...

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Okay, thanks for the help guys! I found the tail light plug.....at least I THINK it's the tail light plug! LOL Only one in that area with those kind of couplings or whatever you call them!

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Well...it's not in the tail light!

As stated above, the connector is under the cooloant overflow tank (between the gas tank and the seat). It's a bear to get at, but it can be done. Don't need to take off any plastics, IIRC.

EDIT: I see you've already found it...

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That's likely to be the rear brake light switch connector. The tail light connector is exposed by taking off the rear fender. Either will provide an ignition on relay power source.

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Next dumb question......I intend to connect my GPS and two 12V outlets (one Powerlet, one "cigarette lighter" sized). One of the outlets is dedicated to running my Slime pump in the case of a flat and the other to charging my cell phone and anything else. What fuses would I need? I'm guessing a 5 amp fuse would be fine for the GPS, but what about the other two?

And thanks for the help again folks....I was completely befuddled by the switched power/tail light thingy.

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That's likely to be the rear brake light switch connector. The tail light connector is exposed by taking off the rear fender. Either will provide an ignition on relay power source.
Sorry my bad... it is the rear brake light switch I was talking about...

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Next dumb question......I intend to connect my GPS and two 12V outlets (one Powerlet, one "cigarette lighter" sized). One of the outlets is dedicated to running my Slime pump in the case of a flat and the other to charging my cell phone and anything else. What fuses would I need? I'm guessing a 5 amp fuse would be fine for the GPS, but what about the other two?

And thanks for the help again folks....I was completely befuddled by the switched power/tail light thingy.
Well the cell phone won't use much. Even a 1amp fuse should work fine. However, the compressor will need a fair size fuse. I am only guessing, but maybe a 20amp fuse? For a clue, you could look at the guage of wire that the slime uses... The thickness of the wire will indicate somewhat of how much power the unit draws.

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