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by mercator1
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: 2014 speaker install
Replies: 13
Views: 5518

Re: 2014 speaker install

OK. Almost everything in order. Gone for a Pyle 300 amp marine amplifier. Some 5 1/4" alpine coaxial speakers that I plan in making custom mounts for. Only thing I have not decided on yet is radio and antenna. Loads of space behind speaker mounts and also behind the rh cover (the oposit to the...
by mercator1
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: Tapping into brake light
Replies: 16
Views: 7483

Re: Tapping into brake light

Thanks for the reply.  Where did you tap in for the brake light?  Did you use a relay to activate the brake light or tap directly into one of the existing brake light wires? I can't say.  The physical connections were made by the dealer when they mounted the fuse block, a...
by mercator1
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: Tapping into brake light
Replies: 16
Views: 7483

Re: Tapping into brake light

How about an update on your 2015 taillight wiring job.  What worked and what didn't?  I have a 2016 without locking and like the look of the Custom Dynamics led. The install on my bike was very straightforward really. I started by taking the outer shell of the lid off to send out ...
by mercator1
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: Top Box brake light
Replies: 12
Views: 3529

Re: Top Box brake light

mattye wrote: Hi all,

I've bought the BMW large top box for my 2014 RT. There is a blanking plate over where an additional brake light can go.

Anyone know where to get one and if its easy to fit?

Thanks

Does you bike have the central locking?
by mercator1
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: 2014 speaker install
Replies: 13
Views: 5518

Re: 2014 speaker install

After all the labor hours, how much will you really have saved?
by mercator1
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: BMW topcase wiring/locks
Replies: 29
Views: 8647

Re: BMW topcase wiring/locks

I just received the deluxe BMW topcase and extra brake light from KFM in Germany (part# 77 43 8 544 631 and 77 51 8 520 044).  I have a couple issues with it, one is the wiring harness and the other is the locking mechanism.  The case came with a large round plug, and there is not...
by mercator1
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How is the new RT in hot weather?
Replies: 31
Views: 9122

Re: How is the new RT in hot weather?

In the summer in Alabama, I regularly ride when it's 100F outside.  Having traded a 2005 model RT in on the RTLC, I can say that the RTLC is hotter.  The left fairing vent (was told it was the oil cooler side) bakes my left knee if I don't keep it tucked in near the tank.
by mercator1
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Highway pegs for R1200RT-LC with Touratech engine guard
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: Highway pegs for R1200RT-LC with Touratech engine guard

Were you successful getting Mick-o-pegs to work with crash bars? Still seeking highway peg solution for LC. I haven't yet.  Money has been kind of tight right now.  Had some medical expenses to deal with.  Jay and Jim Mick are pretty sure the model TG is what you want to ...
by mercator1
Sun May 08, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: IMPROVED HORN
Replies: 21
Views: 8251

Re: IMPROVED HORN

I'm still getting familiar with BMW, but if you remove one wire from the horn and operate the button you might be able to hear a relay. I'd you can, it might have contacts rated high enough for the choice of horn. Certainly though, any horn is probably invisible to the canbus (it'll only see the co...
by mercator1
Sun May 08, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: BMW topbox
Replies: 15
Views: 3687

Re: BMW topbox

LC cool wrote: I have the 49ltr top box and want to fit brake light and interior light any ideas?.

Wiring new model top box is easy, especially if you have it apart to paint.  I didn't see any need to wire for interior light.  For $5 you can get little stick on LED lights that last forever.
by mercator1
Sat May 07, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: BMW topbox
Replies: 15
Views: 3687

Re: BMW topbox




From here - https://www.customdynamics.com/truflex_ ... .htm.  The 95 LED strip fits perfectly.  You want the little dual converter so that they work as tail light and brake light.
by mercator1
Sat May 07, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: Handle Bar Risers
Replies: 35
Views: 13404

Re: Handle Bar Risers

Question for those who fit the Illium Works bar risers to their 2014 or newer RT. Does the new grip position maintain the original angle, or has it been changed to relieve some wrist pressure? I understand that the new Helibars do in fact lower the outboard end of the grips by a degree or so for th...
by mercator1
Thu May 05, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Crash bars - to be or not to be that is the question
Replies: 30
Views: 4875

Re: Crash bars - to be or not to be that is the question

richardbd wrote: and your insurance company.
I bet they'd have something to say if non-declared bars caused additional damage in any accident...
I've never heard of an insurance claim being denied because the bike had engine bars in the history of motorcycling.
by mercator1
Thu May 05, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: Handle Bar Risers
Replies: 35
Views: 13404

Re: Handle Bar Risers

Are you guys with risers fitted, tall? So do the risers take the pressure off the wrists? I spoke to a chap on Sunday who said after long mileage his wrists ached, but he was over 6ft. I'm only 5ft 8 and haven't noticed anything uncomfortable as yet. But like the look of the risers :) No I'm only 5...
by mercator1
Thu May 05, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Crash bars - to be or not to be that is the question
Replies: 30
Views: 4875

Re: Crash bars - to be or not to be that is the question

Don't know any details.  Probably bent in somewhere onto one point. In that case, the head itself would have taken all the brunt of the force without them.  Some part of the energy of the crash was absorbed by the bar, and some transferred to the frame.  If there was stil...