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    I've put on the BMW panniers with the side opening and just flat don't like them after having top loaders on my old GS. As far as I know BMW does not make a top loader for the new GS so I'll have to look elsewhere. But I'm so dissatisfied with the side opening I will replace them.

    I've also added the BMW crash bar, PIAA lights and BMW tank bag. I'm satisfied with all of these especially the lights. They are mounted on the crash bar to get them as far away from the turn signals as I can. I almost always buy a custom seat but the stock seat seams to be working fine. I may go for a Corbin anyway to get the back rest.

    Nothing else planed. This is the finest motorcycle I've ever owned or ridden and will be with me as long as I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secondroy View Post
    I've put on the BMW panniers with the side opening and just flat don't like them after having top loaders on my old GS. As far as I know BMW does not make a top loader for the new GS so I'll have to look elsewhere. But I'm so dissatisfied with the side opening I will replace them.

    I've also added the BMW crash bar, PIAA lights and BMW tank bag. I'm satisfied with all of these especially the lights. They are mounted on the crash bar to get them as far away from the turn signals as I can. I almost always buy a custom seat but the stock seat seams to be working fine. I may go for a Corbin anyway to get the back rest.

    Nothing else planed. This is the finest motorcycle I've ever owned or ridden and will be with me as long as I ride.
    Would love to see some pics of your lights and how you located the switch for them and where you tucked the relay.

    Well, the good news is that you should be able to sell the stock bags pretty easily. I had those on my 2005 GS and thought they were just ok. Ended up getting Jesse bags for that bike, and also for my 2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secondroy View Post
    I've put on the BMW panniers with the side opening and just flat don't like them after having top loaders on my old GS. As far as I know BMW does not make a top loader for the new GS so I'll have to look elsewhere. But I'm so dissatisfied with the side opening I will replace them.

    I've also added the BMW crash bar, PIAA lights and BMW tank bag. I'm satisfied with all of these especially the lights. They are mounted on the crash bar to get them as far away from the turn signals as I can. I almost always buy a custom seat but the stock seat seams to be working fine. I may go for a Corbin anyway to get the back rest.

    Nothing else planed. This is the finest motorcycle I've ever owned or ridden and will be with me as long as I ride.
    Yeah, throw us a picture. It's always good to see the set-up. FWIW, I have the black vario cases on my F8 and I'm guessing you don't like the avalanche that happens when you open them reasonably full. I like the ability to narrow them down so I have adjusted. I have tried the cloth reusable grocery bags as a liner/container and it seems to have done the trick.
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    In the Moderator kitchen, we are constantly cooking up ways to improve the forum. With some great info on the new Wethead, we started THIS STUCK THREAD.
    Keep the upgrades, how 2's and improvements coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnYerBike View Post
    Those lights look great. They put out a lot of light for their physical size too it seems.

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    Trigger Wire

    I am going to install an Eastern Beaver fuseblock. (looked hard at the electronic one and am on the fence). Any suggestions for a good trigger wire tap (key on power up) location? I have been thinking about the low beam wire. I have the LED headlight bike. Trigger current on the PDM60 is suppose to be about 1MA. On a normal automotive relay (needed with the fuse block) I suspect it is higher, maybe 150MA? I wonder if this will mess with the system if I take it off the low beam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beecher View Post
    I am going to install an Eastern Beaver fuseblock. (looked hard at the electronic one and am on the fence). Any suggestions for a good trigger wire tap (key on power up) location? I have been thinking about the low beam wire. I have the LED headlight bike. Trigger current on the PDM60 is suppose to be about 1MA. On a normal automotive relay (needed with the fuse block) I suspect it is higher, maybe 150MA? I wonder if this will mess with the system if I take it off the low beam.
    Welcome to the forum!
    I like to use the parking light with the plug and play harness from Twisted Throttle. Take a peek at this thread-
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    In that thread you will see my reference to a Best of Forum (BoF) posting and there is a link in that post as well that should help you out.
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    Hey, thanks, did not even cross my mind to use an outlet power wire. I'll test it to make sure it shuts down with small load on it, should, the GPS comes off same power circuit on the other bikes. I just don't know how the new CAN system functions in these details. It is different in my mind because it does not all the current issue GS-911 to read the computers on the bike. I am use to using the GPS power connector for a trigger and got locked on that path. I'm not sure I like the idea of no grounds on the PDM60, it is suggested to local ground your stuff or use an adapter of the negative terminal for multi grounds. I'm also going to put in a always hot power outlet for battery charging, heated clothes and and/or air compressor. Going with the Jesse bags, I like top opening bags. Had some on an 1150GS, crash tested both sides many times and they were great. Then thinking about some Clearwater lights. That stuff ought to take care of the last of my petty cash. Going to be fun. The bike is smaller than my old 1150GS and will be a great addition to the K13S.

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    Some prefer to power their GPS units all the time. This prevents the long (sometimes) re-boot from a quick gas stop.
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    I have the version of the Eastern Beaver "3 circuit solution" with one of the leads hot all the time and the other 2 only hot when the key is on. For the relay sensor wire, I tapped into one of the wires going to the little fuse box that is under the seat, just aft of the tank. I find that with my seat in the "high" position that there is plenty of room and the parts don't get squashed. There may or may not be enough room with the seat on low, I do not know. I slid the relay down into the open area on the right side of the bike electronics.

    You will want to make up a pair of wires to run your circuit forward to where you need power. EB supplies the plugs to use, so you can plug into the "hot all the time" circuit if you want, or into one of the two switched ones if you prefer. In the first image, you can see mine. I used a red and green wire and in the picture, they are plugged into the EB lead that is yellow and black; one of the switched ones. The EB lead that is red & black is the one that is on all the time. I only keep a fuse in the circuit I am using.



    Close up of the posi-tap on the wire I used:

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