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Old 08-03-2009, 03:52 PM   #16
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When's your bike scheduled for launch?
Only takes 8 minutes to make orbit, most of my bike rides last 10-16 hours. Vibe and shock levels are similar, NASA quality may not be good enough.

The Auto industry requires much higher reliability than the Military.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:01 PM   #17
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Only takes 8 minutes to make orbit...Vibe and shock levels are similar
You may want to think about getting your bike tuned up.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:40 PM   #18
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This thread (post #7) can help you with the info related to hardwiring your GPS to GPS factory wiring harness from your GS as you pictured it (the thread is about Zumo but same applies for other GPSs):
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=R1200GS

The OE plug is designed and controlled by CanBus and provides switched power, ie. it's "on" when the key is "on" in the ignition and it goes "off" 1-2 min after the key is out, to any GPS. My GPS is wired this way and never had any issues with it.

No need to be afraid of CanBus as long as you don't cut and splice into OE wiring harness, as that's !! One more reason as to why GPS plug is provided by the factory for people to use it !! More on the topic of pro/con of CanBus you can find over at GSpot forum, dedicated to GS bikes.

As for your second picture and wondering what that block is, even though the location of it has changed on your bike relative to my 07 Adv, that appears to be fuse block for your fog lights. If you open it, you should be able to find 2x 7.5A fuses in it...



Hope above helps and enjoy your wrenchin' !!
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thank you for answering the questionn i originally posted.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:56 PM   #19
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Only takes 8 minutes to make orbit, most of my bike rides last 10-16 hours. Vibe and shock levels are similar, NASA quality may not be good enough.
Man, you're harsh! I believe you about my wiring being non-NASA but....dang....what are you...some kind of electrical engineer?

The reason I did what I did on the connectors is because I wanted a big enough "eye" that would fit the battery terminals but which I could still get that thin little wire into. So, I stripped the wire down, folded it a few times until it "filled" the connecter, crimped it, then soldered it, then put heat-shrink tubing on it.

With my non-NASA-compliant GPS wiring, I rode my bike over 4,000 miles in this trip from Texas to Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Utah some of it on dirt. Before that, I rode my bike all over Colorado which included a lot of dirt, rough roads, and washboard. So far, it's still working fine.

BTW: I think we may both be flirting with thread crapping now. Thanks for the advice and I'm glad the OP got his original question answered. Bye.
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