OK the good news first: Removing the R/R helped me see where it was, but I still needed the airbox pan off to get to it. Greywolf's suggestion to just pull it off the front horn worked like a champ. A little WD40 and a squeeze or three and off it came. Here it is with the airbox pulled back (check out the nifty little shelf from AdventureTech with 2 power points and a voltage monitor in the middle!):
Here is a fuzzy pic of the connector looking down in front of the throttle-body:
Next comes the bad news. After wrestling with the locking tabs on the connector for over an hour (there is almost no slack in the harness down there) I finally got it apart. Yay! Miller Time!!
...but wait! The connector doesn't seem to fit into the plug on the 12 O'Clock Labs DRD!
More struggles with tight harness.....
Guess what? The plugs may look the same on the outside but they are NOT the same on the inside!
Here is a shot of the 2 connector halves on the 12 O'Clock gizmo. Notice the 2 ridges on the top of the female half, and the straight sides on the male.
Now (another fuzzy picture) of the bikes connectors apart. Notice there are NO ridges on the female side and there is a shoulder on the male side.
I checked the package and yes, this unit is supposed to fit "Suzuki V-Strom DL-650 (2004-2013)" along with a host of others.
Did I spend hours getting to and taking apart the WRONG connector? (Just shoot me now if I did!) It sure looks like the right connector on the outside, it is in the right place, and it has the tell-tale pink wire Greywolf has referred to elsewhere.
At this point I am about ready to return it to AdventureTech and admit defeat. I can keep making the 8% conversion in my head; hey...it helps keep me sharp! BUT if I can salvage this without spending another week on foot I am willing to try.
Help is always appreciated!