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post #1 of 32 Old 04-12-2008, 08:20 PM
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Added a few SWEET Farkles!!!!

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!!!!

BTD.

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!!!!
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post #2 of 32 Old 04-12-2008, 08:28 PM
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Sweet sh*t there BTD, always coming through with the goods. Everything looks very well done, and pretty straightforward.

What ever happened with those HIDs?

You thinking about making the V-Strom East rally? Me and Handyhiker are going to give it a go assuming my knee is in good shape by then, which I'm hoping it will be.

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To be honest Dan, I flat out ran out of money!!!!

The GF put her foot down on the HID's.

She's been VERY patient with all the $$$ going into the bike...and I didn't want to push it.

I'd love to make the Rally, but right now I have no idea if I'll be able to or not. It's on my calender though.

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That whole no-work-schedule thing right? I hear ya on that, I'm still trying to get someone to work for me on that Sunday, but it's looking good. We're just going to camp out, I bought a tent and sleeping bag last year that I never got to use.

Probably a good move with the $$$, the stuff you did was money well spent IMO.

I finally broke down and got my hard luggage completed. Sold the Ventura stuff, added a Shad topcase and army ammo can sidecases on SW racks. That'll probably be it for now, other than a pair of waterproof boots for the trip down, hopefully won't need them!!! I'm pretty well satisfied with the bike for now, no real burning desires.

Look forward to seeing that beast in person, as soon as I can ride, we gotta meet up and go somewhere!

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Lookin' good. If you ever go for an Audiovox cruise control though, you'll have to give up the idea of not splicing into stock wiring.

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Lookin' good. If you ever go for an Audiovox cruise control though, you'll have to give up the idea of not splicing into stock wiring.

Cruise control....these aint Gold Wings!!!!!!!

Looks awesome Matt, your anal tendancies have paid off. If you ever sell your bike...it is mine "as is"!!!!!!!

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Thanks for the compliment Greywolf.
Cruise is not on my list....suspension is next....probably next year.


Big B, you can have it for the right price....or you can just buy the stuff I take off when/if I sell it. Thanks for the compliment too!!!!
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Looks awesome Matt, your anal tendancies have paid off. :
ANAL TENDANCIES??????

That would explain those stains on his Corbin and his GF's limp.

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I'm kind of surprised you mounted the Zumo on the right. Means you'll have to let go of the throttle to do anything. Doesn't sound ideal.

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BTD, looks good. Very nice set up.

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