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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Rain and thunderstorms all day today, so I opened up the box and began the install. I'm handy and maintain a decent set of tools, but I think that if there had been a video of the job, I might have left the lights at the dealer. I was definitely deeper into the bike than I should have been; it was so much the fairing or the basic mounts, but rather getting through a bank of relays, to reach the headlight relays ... But they work like they are supposed to, and I think I did a good job running the wires, etc. I'll need to finish reconstructing the left side in the morning...
Getting to the connection under the right side box:
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The control box does under the left box, along with the connectors to the lights and the handlebar switch:

The silver plate at the bottom of the pic is the GPS antenna. It is mounted directly below the accent plate to the right of the left (port)driver box. I neglected to look at the bottom of the same plate to the left of the lockable driver's box, on the right hand (starboard) side, but I assume that will be the XM/Sirius antenna.
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Remove the lower left fairing and get behind the three fuse blocks. There are three boxes, I opened two - 6 fuses each,,
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"Also" is such a little word...and a big idea
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This is a neat picture of the headlight relays....I the bike, they sit behind another bank - photo coming up - you have to pull the first to get to and work on the second bank....
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You get the idea...the red, barrel-type quick connects have been installed here. If you can find and connect to the yellow with the black stripe, among the five yellow wires in here, and then connect the white lead from switch, without pulling the relay with the nearly impossible clips....I'll buy you a steak dinner and a beer.
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Here's where I am now... I hope I remember it all in the morning...
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This is what's left: The fairing and the lower box and a dozen screws. I anticipate some challenge with a couple of the "self-tapping type screws, which I did not notice as I was removing them. I am also struggling with the screws in the little piece that sits on the outside of the fairing, next to the speakers. I had to remove the one on the right side in order to clear the box and all of it's electronics. I KNOW I have the correct screws, but they will not catch the threads in the metal tab that folds over the plastic slot... I caught one tonight, without the piece in place, so I screwed it tight and left it til tomorrow.

That thing under the blinker, ifront of the lever.

It's beer:thirty....
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you do nice work

when I got my 2000 Royal Star the original owner had put one of those led engine/ground, wheels... light kits on the bike - it looked kinda cute when you turned it on, the tube lights under the engine didnt work anymore

but when I started to look how the wires were strung all over the bikes, and when I pulled the seat off for the first time, and saw about 15 wires all tied together on a fuse to the positive battery terminal, I felt like puking.

First thing I did was rip all the glitter lights and wires off the bike. I had a rats nest of lights and wires big enough to fill the shoe box from my riding boots.

By contrast, I would be happy to buy one of your bikes when you are done with it anyday!
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Thanks! I have pulled those "jobs" apart as well... I can relate to that feeling!

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