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post #1 of 5 Old 06-03-2011, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Eastern Beaver + Rear Brakelight Connector

Hi all! I hope you can help me out and explain something that I think should be extremely simple...I'm installing a Stebel tomorrow, but I figured while we were installing something electrical, I would also install my gps, and my EasternBeaver PC-8 Fusebox so that wiring would be easier in the future.

Tonight I disconnected my old horn, and what I found was it was not the OEM horn. Instead it was a Taiwan special (not sure the brand) that it appears the PO had installed using one of the bolts for the crashbars... After inspecting the wiring of the old horn and finding I could probably make it work for connecting the relay to after some slight re-running of wire, I decided to go in search of the rear-brakelight connector to connect the PC-8 to. What I thought would be a fairly easy job, has turned into me , which isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it has given me an opportunity to explore the bike.

I first found a ground of 16GA running from the battery to a ring terminal and a 16GA red (I can only assume it is "hot") running from a Quick Splice to a ring terminal. (See first circle on the left).


After tracing these wires, I continued my search for the rear break connector. I believe I found it (second circle), but am not sure. I was expecting to see just a connector "hanging" out, but it appears, (without taking my side-case racks off so I can pull the plastics completely off), that it is connected to another set of wires.

So the question I have...is do I need to pull the racks and the plastics off, and unplug the brakes and then plug them back into the Eastern Beaver setup of wires, or am I not seeing something? Thank you all for your help!
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-03-2011, 10:11 PM
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Hi Hobyboy2000,

I installed the Eastern Beaver brakelight tap for my 3 circuit solution. It is not the thing you have circled. The connector is much easier to get to. It is under the rear of the fuel tank near the front of the seat. Remove the seat, unbolt the tank and use the tank lift. The connector you want is right there to the left side. See my picture.


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post #3 of 5 Old 06-03-2011, 10:35 PM
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That 3M red splice connector looks like it is on a white wire with a black stripe. That's the brake light hot. That wire will be hot whenever a brake is activated. The orange circle on the right looks to be the stock turn signal connector. The EB rear brake light connector does not go in the tail. SpecVstrom has it right. The connector is to the wiring for rear brake light switch.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-03-2011, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you SpecVStrom and GW! I was thoroughly confused by this and figured that I must be making it harder than it was. I will post photos tomorrow after the install of the GPS and the horn are complete. :-)
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-04-2011, 11:51 AM
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I used the fuzeblock to attach my GPS to as I wanted it (zumo) to shut off when the switch is off. The rear brake connector adapter from EB gave me a one blue lead off that connector to activate the circuit in my Fuze block to enable to to use a relay to switch it off with the ignition. I like this set up because I can install accessories for switched or unswitched (constant) power depending simply on where I place the fuze in the optional three prong circuit board. It is very efficient and small and worked marvelous with the plug and play approach of the EB connectors.

I took the tank and all the tupperware off the bike to look for all the connectors and identify which approach to use , I like the connector under the tank best for my set up it made for the cleanest install and the simplest once i figure out the units diagram.

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