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Old 01-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #211
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I did a write up of my PDM60 install here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...840096&page=32

It starts on post #477. This is an AWESOME unit! I had a Fuzeblock initially and exchanged it for the PDM. Never looked back and worth every penny.

Incidentally, I am a programmer also and in Oregon. Anyone who needs a programming change, PM me and I'll hook you up.

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Nice write up!! Will be starting my install on my FJR in the next day or so,
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:54 PM   #212
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After about 5-6 days of working on installing the PDM60 I have finished with the initial wiring and connections. All works exactly as described in their literature. I took my time in laying out the process before I started and it was worth it. Only had a couple of minor rerouting issues I discovered before powering it up. A couple of emails to both Rowe Electronics and RocketMoto gave me the answers I needed.

Being perhaps the first to install one of these on a 2013 FJR1300 I was a bit overwhelmed at first by trying to figure out a route for the power/load leads. All turned out well, have 3 unused spares in the dash waiting for additional farkles.

Tomorrow I'll be finishing the install by securing and final routing to button up the bike and rehang all that plastic. Have to say that after a number of years on BMWs I was shocked at the various fasteners Yamaha used on this bike, not to mention the tight fit of the dash itself and those section pieces. Practices makes perfect, but I have no plans to tear into this again for a while.

Have to say that pilot3's write up helped me solve the mounting of the PDM60 itself, very clever and it works great. Good job pilot3!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #213
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Finished up today and I am pleased with the results, no doubt the PDM60 is a quality piece of equipment, no regrets, yet.

Photos later,
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:01 PM   #214
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After about 5-6 days of working on installing the PDM60 I have finished with the initial wiring and connections. All works exactly as described in their literature. I took my time in laying out the process before I started and it was worth it. Only had a couple of minor rerouting issues I discovered before powering it up. A couple of emails to both Rowe Electronics and RocketMoto gave me the answers I needed.

Being perhaps the first to install one of these on a 2013 FJR1300 I was a bit overwhelmed at first by trying to figure out a route for the power/load leads. All turned out well, have 3 unused spares in the dash waiting for additional farkles.

Tomorrow I'll be finishing the install by securing and final routing to button up the bike and rehang all that plastic. Have to say that after a number of years on BMWs I was shocked at the various fasteners Yamaha used on this bike, not to mention the tight fit of the dash itself and those section pieces. Practices makes perfect, but I have no plans to tear into this again for a while.

Have to say that pilot3's write up helped me solve the mounting of the PDM60 itself, very clever and it works great. Good job pilot3!!
Good deal. I forgot to mention but I've got two of the ABS backs for the PDM still here. If you want one, PM me your address and ill drop one in the mail to you.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:37 PM   #215
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Finished up today and I am pleased with the results, no doubt the PDM60 is a quality piece of equipment, no regrets, yet.

Photos later,
Yeah - we needs to see da' pix.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #216
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We'll have a good stock of USB programming cables on hand, so if you need one, we'll have 'em on the RocketMoto.com store.
Sorry if I missed it but any idea of what these will cost?
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:33 AM   #217
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:44 AM   #218
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Sorry if I missed it but any idea of what these will cost?
Not sure, just yet. Will post when we know more.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:53 AM   #219
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Figured I'd update y'all with the latest info.

This week, we learned that in order to enable the forthcoming USB programming cable option, a firmware update is required. Yesterday, we received a special version of the PDM60 software that enables us to update the firmware, and any PDM60's that we ship from today forward will have the USB cable option enabled. Cables are about a month out, I figure.

The firmware is a Rocket Moto or Rowe factory update only. For any PDM60 units shipped prior to today, we will update the firmware at no cost, other than shipping to and fro.

Any questions - just let me know.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:12 PM   #220
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Figured I'd update y'all with the latest info.

This week, we learned that in order to enable the forthcoming USB programming cable option, a firmware update is required. Yesterday, we received a special version of the PDM60 software that enables us to update the firmware, and any PDM60's that we ship from today forward will have the USB cable option enabled. Cables are about a month out, I figure.

The firmware is a Rocket Moto or Rowe factory update only. For any PDM60 units shipped prior to today, we will update the firmware at no cost, other than shipping to and fro.

Any questions - just let me know.
So this means folks with existing units would have to send them in for the update?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:45 AM   #221
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So this means folks with existing units would have to send them in for the update?
That is correct. It wasn't originally thought to be this way, but the new hardware USB cable will necessitate a firmware update in the PDM60 for previously purchased units.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #222
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That is correct. It wasn't originally thought to be this way, but the new hardware USB cable will necessitate a firmware update in the PDM60 for previously purchased units.
Bummer...
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:18 AM   #223
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Talked with the folks at Rowe the other day. Sounds like early April on the USB programming cables. Give us a call if you'd like to pre-order one.

AND... the dashboard software that will be used with the cable will permit *one circuit* to be programmed for 20Amps for devices like Stebel air horns. No change needed to the PDM60, it's all in the software.

Remember - you heard it here first.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:25 AM   #224
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Sounds good!

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Talked with the folks at Rowe the other day. Sounds like early April on the USB programming cables. Give us a call if you'd like to pre-order one.

AND... the dashboard software that will be used with the cable will permit *one circuit* to be programmed for 20Amps for devices like Stebel air horns. No change needed to the PDM60, it's all in the software.

Remember - you heard it here first.
This is a big improvement. It's nice to hear that they are listening to their customers (or at least their horns)! Now we need Stebel to design another loud-ass horn that works fine on 10 amps.

Next step: Integrate a Clearwater CVS single-LED battery voltage monitor.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #225
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This is just a shout out for Adam at RocketMoto. I recently purchased a couple of PDM60's from him - he was a BIG help. Very patient and willing to work with me to help me decide programming options and wiring. A great vendor.

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