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    The Project

    Hey All,

    Well I'm about to embark on my largest farkleing project ever. Here's the list:

    1. Install fuse block, EB, with wiring harness.
    2. Oil cooler protector grill.
    3. RCU shelf.
    4. PIAAs to fuse block (switched).
    5. GPS to fuse block (switched?), then mount to shelf.
    6. Hyper-Lytes brake lights.
    7. Headlight Modulator.

    Any thoughts, suggestions or advice (leaving myself open here) is welcome.

    Thanks,
    Rich


    Ooops, could a moderator move this to "Gear", please?
    Thanks, Rw
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    To get all the wiring in, you'll be removing pretty much all the tupperware. If you want to make your life easier routing the wiring, remove the gas tank too.

    Since you'll have it all stripped down, if you think you might be adding comm sometime, now would be the time to at add the wiring for the comm (PTT, headphones/mic wiring, etc.).

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    Rich - here is the link to the DIY section which highlights many items. including plastic and gastank removal.

    If you are not already aware in how to do that.


    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=44
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    Ah tupperware!
    Yes I've taken it off before. That was prior to the fine write up by Semper Fi. I had no idea what I was doing then, but took stuff apart all the time as a kid.
    Thanks for the advice guys, I'll keep you posted. It looks like a rainy week-end coming up, I'll start then.


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    MUCH easier to do a neat job if the tank's off.
    Been there, done that.
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    OK, will consider tank removal. Thanks!
    Rw
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich223vt View Post
    Hey All,

    Well I'm about to embark on my largest farkleing project ever. Here's the list:

    1. Install fuse block, EB, with wiring harness.
    2. Oil cooler protector grill.
    3. RCU shelf.
    4. PIAAs to fuse block (switched).
    5. GPS to fuse block (switched?), then mount to shelf.
    6. Hyper-Lytes brake lights.
    7. Headlight Modulator.

    Any thoughts, suggestions or advice (leaving myself open here) is welcome.

    Thanks,
    Rich
    Thanks, Rw
    I recommend wiring the PIAA's in so they only come on with the High Beams. And also have a switch so they can be turned off. Mine are that way, and I can leave the switch for them on and hit the High Beam Passing flasher and it is much more attention getting. Nice to be able to turn them off just by dimming the High Beam also.

    The GPS I wired hot all the time so that it keeps my GPS charged when the bike is not running.

    Enjoy the work, sounds like some great mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich223vt View Post
    OK, will consider tank removal. Thanks!
    Rw
    There's a DIY for that also

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=35414
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    hairsmith,
    I'm afraid your wiring suggestion is over my head. Also, my GPS is a Garmin 2820 which doesn't have an internal battery to re-charge. Thanks for your advice, tho.
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    On hold

    Getting all the mods together today for the project, I find that I'm missing the mounting screws for the RCU shelf. I called RCU Designs to purchase the missing screws... They're sending them free of charge and no shipping!
    Project on hold for now, was going to start/finish this week-end.
    On a brighter note, the weather is supposed to clear up, so I'll be riding instead!

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    I also have the EB fuse block follow his instructions and be careful wen putting in the fuses the plugs are easy to bend (very easy!). I also have my GPS wired to an unswitched outlet, not to recharge it but so that when I stop for gas I don't have to reboot it. I haven't forgotten to shut it off, yet. Happy wiring.

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    Thanks for the heads up re easy to bend, I'll be careful. BTW, where did you tap in for switched power? Thanks.
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    Last edited by rich223vt; 07-05-2009 at 12:33 AM. Reason: Add question.
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