More 2013 R1200GS wiring
Wednesday, July 17 2013 [449 miles]
Time to thread the wire through the bike and get everything where it needs to be for connections to the Fuzeblock. The story starts on this page. Earlier today I added Touratech handguards which brings me to….
This is why the handguards had to be mounted before I could continue with the wiring. The fog light switch mounts to the handguard in an out-of-the-way place using some double sided tape. Seems I forgot to take a picture after attaching the switch. I put it in the innermost part of the guard, just above the brake lever pivot. I can reach it with my index finger without moving my hand on the brake or throttle.
Before doing much else I took the split loom I’m using to hold my wiring and routed it on a patch that I think will work. The Fuzeblock and fog light relay will go in the storage space under the passenger seat.
I needed to trim a lot of wire off of the fog light harness. I crimped new power leads and covered the crimp with heat shrink and electrical tape. The power for the GPS is in the blue split-loom (I ran out of black) to run from the power adapter on the left side of the bike to the black split loom on the right. There it joins the fog light power leads and the Fuzeblock relay trigger lead.
These are detail shots of the wiring path behind the coolant tank and air tubes to the throttle bodies. You can see where the wiring from the fog light switch enters the loom. Before I did any more I wanted to make sure that the bodywork wouldn’t get into the way. That led to the first gotcha of the day.
When I removed bodywork I noticed that all the screws were the same except for the front centered screw for the tank trim. I didn’t pay attention to what went where. Today I took a closer look… the screws have different sized shoulders. Luckily it’s pretty easy to detect which shoulder size goes where.
With the bodywork back on the bike I saw that the wiring loom would fit where I wanted it to go. Good.
I had to cut the loom into two pieces to get the wiring to fit under the bracket that holds the rear of the tank. I cable tied the loom in a few places and got the lower bodywork re-installed to make sure it all fit. So far so good. Now for the actual hook-up
I was going to put the Fuzeblock close to the center of the opening but I feared that it would be too tall, especially with the plate I’d attached to the stand-offs for installation in my ‘05 GS. I removed the plate. It was still too tall. I moved the unit closer to the tail of the bike where I think it will fit better. I’m using some heavy duty velcro to hold the unit in place. You can see the velcro strips in the image captioned What goes where. That image also shows where I’m matching wires pulled from the front of the bike for the fog lights to the lighting control relay.
That’s it for today. I hope to have it all hooked up and running tomorrow.