noob observations & questions

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by catneck, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    Ok.
    Just brought home a 2007 GSA. Setting it up to work for me. Read the "100 questions" thread.
    Observations.
    1. I've seen other GSAs with adjustable height seat bars. Mine has a single location f & r bar on its custom seat. Year issue or custom seat feature?
    2. What is with the auxiliary light switch on the bars? I understand mid 07 went to the backside of the left control. Anybody else move this?
    More coming as I think of them. Thanks.

    3. Factory BMW plug is CANBUS. What are the troubleshooting procedures, as mine is DOA.
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  2. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Custom seat

    Foglights

    ? Yes...for '08 it's on the left switch gear...has anyone swapped '08 switchgear for '07? Probably...
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  3. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    And what happened to JVB's post? It was here an hour ago!
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  4. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    If the seat pan is from a BMW low seat, it isn't adjustable.
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  5. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    I think that is the answer.
    Seller stated the seat pan was BMW and the PO recovered what must be a low seat. I thought the seat bars were full length (per the owner's manual), but it must be a low seat difference.
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  6. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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  8. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    Now looking for BMW plug help. Edited OP.
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  9. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Just get a Powerlet harness and wire directly to the battery. 15 amp capacity vs. 5 amps with CANBUS.

    Here's a 36" version:
    http://www.powerlet.com/product/bmw-ican-stock-socket-rewire-harness-36/202

    Read this as well:
    http://www.powerlet.com/learningCenter/iCan
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  10. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    Thanks. Will bypass the 5a CanBus wiring and replace the plastic socket.
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  11. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Install CenTech under seat..wire Powerlets to that...Depending on how you set up Fuse block..you can trigger it off the key..so it can't drain your battery if you leave something on..

    My $.02..

    Fuze Block

    CenTech
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  12. Ride4Coffee

    Ride4Coffee Been here awhile

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