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    Gerbing Permanent Controller Install DIY

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    This DIY covers installing a Gerbing Permanent Controller on a KGT1300.

    Please note that the way I mounted the controller requires drilling of the side panel.

    It is a very straight foward connection process with or without a fuse panel.

    The connection process shown installs the controller to the Centech fuse panel. Note that the Gerbing's product provides a fused power connection.

    If you do not have a fuse panel you can still do this install, just connect the product directly to the battery terminals and you will not get any dash warnings.
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    This is what will be installed
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    Everything you need to install is provided by Gerbing with good instructions that are easy to follow
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    Preparation

    I removed the top and side plastic to have access to the work area.

    Please reference this link to remove the plastic

    The tools for this job were:

    • Small screw driver
    • Heat Shrink
    • Heat Gun
    • Electrical Crimp Type connectors
    • Wire wrap (optional)
    • Double sided tape (industrial grade)
    • Drill Bits
    • Electric Drill
    • Masking Tape
    • Caliper and ruler
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    Mounting location for the Main Controller

    Locate the controller under the platform supporting the ABS Unit - Clutch side
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    Rear View of pre-mount position showing how the wires are being routed.

    The ones going up (green arrow) are the power wires which will be connected to the battery; the other (left) are the wires which go to the electric gear.

    The thin wire sticking out at the 9 o'clock postion (yellow arrow) is the wire which will connect to the on/off switch.
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    Pre-routing the power
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    Pre-routing the rider wiring
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    Now that the cables are roughly fit - it is time to start mounting the main module.

    Here is the industrial strength double sided tape I used
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    Cut off a piece approximately the size of the bottom of the module
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    Before you apply the tape make sure you clean the contact areas with alcohol so that there is a good adhesion of the tape.

    When dry apply the tape.
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    Mount Module - yellow arrow showing location selected
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    After mounting the module there is some wire management to be done prior to hard wiring
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    The module wiring
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