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AdamChandler's "Rosie Red" 2018 GS Adventure Build Thread

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by AdamChandler, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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  2. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    The bike looks like a crime scene at the moment..:photog

    Seems like you have it all under control however:lurk
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  3. Carlisja

    Carlisja A wandering soul. Super Supporter

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    Why do you buy anything from Touratech? Everything in your rant is true there are plenty of better companies out there .
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  4. andynj

    andynj Been here awhile

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    I know you have a lot of wires but I would try and get some of them into the wiring channels already on the bike especially the ones you have running under the fuel tank. The part where the seat heigh bracket goes is really tight and you may pinch wires when you put it all back together. I ran 6 medium guage wires through those channels with minimal fuss and its super neat, I also wrapped all the wiring in TESA tape for abrasion and heat resistance, its the same stuff the other wires are already wrapped in. The main wire for the PDS the heavy guage ones I would not put them under the tank they are really thick I would put them under the frame direct to the battery you really don't want those to get rubbed on.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EH6IZ6Y/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    andynj Been here awhile

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  6. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    I definitely do not have anything under control :p

    I don't have a lot of Touratech things. I just feel as if when I do buy from Touratech, I always end up regretting it. On this build, everything Touratech made is not available from any other vendor. If these mirrors I added end up vibrating, I'll throw them into traffic and buy the doubleTake mirrors

    I actually have that tape and some other looms . Everything zip-tied now is mostly just staging. I plan on doing testing first then once I'm happy, I'll do a more permanent solution. thanks for the link!!!

    Can't use CanSmart because I'm using ClearWater CanOpener. I can't (to my knowledge) daisy-chain Clearwater Can Opener or CanSmart / EZ Can, right?
  7. cug

    cug Out riding ... Super Supporter

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    Big photos again? ;-)
  8. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Not really. iPad shot photos hosted on IMGUR may be posted here at full resolution but they're only 1-2 megabytes in size.

    it's the Canon 5D RAW images from Flickr that eat up 50-70 megabytes that are the problem so I use mid-size Flickr embeds but IMGUR I just use whatever output it gives me.
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    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    I think you might have gone with TT on the steering stop again...showed you mine at DirtDaze, superior design and comes in black if desired:

    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/34450101-102.html
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    That wiring diagram looks familiar! :-)

    Obviously the controls for the Clearwaters are different, but the rest should work for you. The heated seats can take place of the Gerbing controllers since you do not do heated gear.
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  11. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Can I just hook clearwater directly to the battery to simplify things instead of overload the PDM60 more? We're Talking Sevina + Erica + two Darla + Billy brake light. that's a lot of wattage in addition to heated seat and dash cam going through the PDM60. Clearwater gives you enough terminal length and CanBus/ CanOpener keep the lights from draining the battery.

    Thoughts?
  12. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer Supporter

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    Holy gosh that is a ton of light. . .. :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  13. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    During black friday I was debating throwing on some Squadron Pro lights as well just for the heck of it but I'm concerned my battery may melt.
  14. flatlandmoto

    flatlandmoto vigilant adventurer

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    Here's your mirror solution. Tested over a season and works great! Acts just like the double take. It also puts the mirrors a little farther out to see around my shoulders better.

    JPEG image-4AF1FA5AF1B0-1.jpeg IMG_5980.JPG
    Factory mirrors, ram ball, short ram arm, double nut off amazon, and a few minutes. I have a couple more of the adapter nuts . . .PM me if you're interested.
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  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    For the power you certainly can. The Canopener will shut off the lights when you shut off the key.
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    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Says this guy:
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  17. Carlisja

    Carlisja A wandering soul. Super Supporter

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    My understanding is that the PDM can't handle the Clearwater lights. But the c l headwaters mount d I early to the bike h Barnes anyway.
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  18. AdamChandler

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    Yeah, I think keeping one of the PDM60 channels clear and removing the 5000 watt power draw from the clearwater setup will just make my life much easier. On my last GS, I had 6 different devices hooked directly to the battery. Down to 2 is a good thing.
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  19. Mikey Mike

    Mikey Mike Blowing Bubbles

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    Is the alternator going to be able to recharge the battery if you are riding at night when it is cold (All lighting and heating on - plus give the horn a blast at the same time) .. I would have thought this would be the litmus test ?.
    The computer may be fooled in the daytime when the lights are off and just the heaters on and similarly on a warm evening with just the lights on but everything else off and no horn.

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  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    If he doesn't run the seat heat he should be fine when all the lights are on full.
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