Rowe Electronics Power Distribution Module PDM60: anybody try one?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by John Smallberries, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian

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    Nope. If a circuit on the PDM60 fails (overload) you just shut it off (shut bike off), wait a minute, and restart. It auto-resets the blown circuit. (Of course with the PDM off you should fix the cause of the overload!)
  2. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    Guess I'm not making myself clear on this...not individual circuits shutting off, but the chip device failing and the entire PDM60 being toast, so to speak.:cry
  3. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    If the relay on the FZ fails and you're not competent to replace it yourself, simply throw it away and buy a new one.

    except for the soldered on relay, ask me how I know.
  4. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    OK, how do you know??:rofl
  5. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj Politicians suck

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    I have one of the first generation units on a RT, it has worked flawlessly for many, many miles.

    I also have had other fused based products, so from first hand experience, instead of conjecture, I feel safe to say the PDM60 is unmatched in what is advertised to do as compared to the other products.

    If you have used a product, please tell us your experience with it. If you just want to voice your opinion, well you know.......

    That being said: The Stebel horn is a POS. (yes, I had one, and no not on this bike, and prior to the PDM):D

    Bob

    Howdy Mr very little berries!
  6. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    Hi - good to hear from you!

    I used more of your BMW-approved black cloth tape last weekend doing some additional wiring cleanup. That stuff works great.

    Craig - aka John Smallberries
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    Nesbocaj Politicians suck

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    PM me your addy when you run out Craig, I may have one roll left, someplace....:D
  8. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    Well we can all relax now, I ordered the PDM60 from Rocket Moto yesterday and the PDM60 wiring kit. Looking forward to installing it on my 2013 FJR1300. :D
  9. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj Politicians suck

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    Nice bike!

    How about posting a pic when you do your install?
  10. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    Will do, IF I remember to take some.:eek1
  11. GB

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    Is there any way to tell if a dealer is stocking Version 2 which is user programmable?
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    +1...how do we know which version we have?
  13. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    Rocket Moto received a back order shipment Monday and they are v2.
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    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    Is that the first shipment of version 2...and if not, I am wondering how we can know...
  15. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    You might want to check with Adam there at Rocket Moto, he was most helpful for my purchase and has posted on this thread. :ricky
  16. John Smallberries

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    The Rowe guys can chime in, but I believe they have at least three variants:
    V1: no plug for programmable interface, large connector on body, no battery tender (the one I bought 2+ years ago)
    V2: programmable interface, no connector on the body, battery tender (photo in Aerostitch & RocketMoto websites)
    V5: programmable interface, no connector on body, no more battery tender (Motorcycle Innovations YouTube video)

    My guess is that you will get the V5 when Aerostitch/RocketMoto clear out their inventory of V2s. I don't know if there are variants in between.

    Let's hear it from the horse's mouth(s):ear:ear:ear:ear:ear
  17. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    Guess I'll find out what I get in a few days.:ear
  18. GB

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    Thanks for the info. So V5 is the latest version.
    How does one program it? I'll look on YouTube.
  19. John Smallberries

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    I haven't seen any video or graphics showing how this is done. Here is what it says on RocketMoto's website on their $20 programming option:

    Custom Programming? How does that work?
    Simply select the optional 'Custom Programming' option at checkout time. A Rocket Moto technician will contact you to understand the devices that you want to connect to the PDM60 and will work with you to devise a power scheme. Then we'll program the PDM60 to suit your requirements.


    Rowe's website doesn't give any details either.

    Anyone done this yet?
  20. GB

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    Ok, thanks.. I thought it was user programmable.. It's fine the way it comes programmed.. I like the 7 second delay on startup but would prefer a shorter shut down than 3 minutes.

    all my farkles terminate in quick release SAE connectors (because they are readily available here and don't cost much), this permits me to remove them or disconnect them quickly when servicing the bike.

    On the Fuzeblock, I mount SAE pigtails to all circuits. I was thinking of getting the PDM60, but it only has 1 ground wire, so I'd need to add a grounding block so I can mount the quick release SAE connectors... hmm.. I think I'm better off sticking with Fuzeblock, even though I really like this one, I don't see how I can attach my accessories to it with quick release fittings.

    p.s. short of using a grounding block ($28), any suggestions on how I could use the PDM60 with the way I connect my farkles? I really want to get one of these to install on my bike insteady of getting a Fuzeblock.