Well, finally my "Winter To Do" list is DONE!!!!
Scott's Steering Stabilizer
Symtec Heated Grips w/ Pro-Grip 714's over top.
Zumo 550 GPS mounted with a Locking Touratech Mount
Datel Digital Voltmeter
Two Powerlet Plugs-One for GPS, One for Heated Vest.
Centec AP-2 Fuse Panel to wire everything into.
Richland Rick custom mounting bracket to mount the Heated Grip Switch, Datel, and GPS Powerlet.
Fred's(a friend who has a VERY NICE machine shop) Custom Mounting Bracket for the Powerlet on the left side of the bike.
When I started this project, one thing I wanted to make sure was that all of my wiring would be all plug and play, with NO cutting or splicing of my factory harness in any way.
Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver was my source for all of my wiring needs.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Jim's products, please take my personal recommendation. All of the wiring I received was TOP NOTCH!!! Shipping was fast, and Jim is more than willing to help with all your questions via email. Thanks Jim!!!!
Richland Rick did a great job on my top mounting plate!!!! $50 well spent!!!
Lastly, a special thanks to Big B and his friend Fred for making the mount for the side Powerlet Plug....Even if I did break into B's house at 5:30 in the morning today to get it and some tools I needed!!!!
If anybody is interested in one of these mounts, let me know and we may start making them. Powdercoating can be done too. It's a great way to mount a Powerlet!!!(my idea)
I'm not the best at writing down everything I did....but basically, it goes like this.
Centec AP-2 Fuse Panel with the V-Strom rear brake light assembly plug-in for "switched-on" power, wired to the battery.
Powerlet up front for GPS, wired to Centec, powered on at all times. A GPS uses very little power, and I wanted to be able to use my GPS with the bike off.
Datel Voltmeter wired to Centec, switched-on.
Heated Grips using Eastern Beaver wiring, wired to Centec, switched-on.
Powerlet on side, wired to Centec, switched-on.
Below are some random pictures of the install.
Using Eastern Beavers wiring, Rick's and Fred's mount, and the Centec...everything was a piece of cake to install.
The Scott's was also easy to install...seeing as how the tank was already off for all the wiring. I can't wait to try it out!!!
Please feel free to ask any questions, and thanks again to everyone who helped!!!!
Underneath of Ricks shelf, heated grips, all soldered, covered with heat shrink.
Very nice "weatherproof boot" on the top Powerlet.
Three pictures of wiring routing, along frame(left side on top of factory harness), and on top of radiator...also used for factory wiring. Note the nice wiring loom used on Eastern Beaver wiring. SWEET!!!!!
Liquid Electrical Tape on bottom of AP-2 to help seal from weather.
Wiring of AP-2 in Tool Tray.
Forward shot showing set-up.
Side shot showing set-up.
Two shots of side Powerlet Plug on custom Fred Mount, also with weatherproof boot.
Lastly, the GF trying out the new Heated Vest!!!!