ASLRider wrote:Thanks Chaz!
I just put in an order with Revzilla for those controllers, so I'll probably know more once I can get my hands on them. My service guy (who has serviced this bike for years) said that he could do this type of installation for about $100. Any idea if that's reasonable? I am certainly going to take a look and see if its something I would be comfortable doing myself when I get the equipment in- I am guessing that safely and securely routing the wires is the "hard part". That sound right?
Any special fuse/electrical system stuff I should be aware of with such an installation?
Yellowjacket wrote:A Centech AP-2 fuse panel may be a good addition unless you are planning to wire the controller directly to the battery.
ASLRider wrote:Yellowjacket wrote:A Centech AP-2 fuse panel may be a good addition unless you are planning to wire the controller directly to the battery.
What would be the advantage of installing a Centech fuse panel, as opposed to wiring direct to the battery?
Yellowjacket wrote: Power comes on when you turn on the ignition and/or start the bike.
ASLRider wrote:Yellowjacket wrote: Power comes on when you turn on the ignition and/or start the bike.
Ahhhh. I guess that this is where I am lost. Currently I use an accessory port adapter to power my gear, and that automatically goes on/off when the bike is on/off. So when I wire it directly to the battery, you are saying that won't be the case- correct?
guitardad wrote:Are you putting the controller up at the flat black panels in the fairing? If so, I'd probably pull the tank off. If Karl put quick disconnects in the fuel lines, it won't be that hard. There are two high-pressure fule lines (hopefully with quick disconnects), two vent hoses, one electrical connector. Make sure you make which vent hose is which - one goes to the charcoal cannister for fuel vapro, and one goes to the ground to drain any water that gets in around the gas cap. You have to remove one big bolt at the back of the tank, and four little screws that hold the front fairing to the front of the tank.
For sealing the controller, I might try some silicone RTV. Probably start with some bathtub caulk from Home Depot.
shelion wrote:I don't have much to add to this discussion other than this tip: Once you decide on the specific day you're going to do the work, don't absentmindedly gas up the bike to full the day before. Been there, done that, ended up leaving the controller install for another day (which turned out to be never actually).
ASLRider wrote:Ahhh.. I'm guessing the reasoning behind this is that the gas tank is heavy and unwieldy when full?
I realized that a big metal tank with 20+ lbs of gas sloshing around in it
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