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post #1 of 5 Old Feb 13th, 2019, 9:29 am Thread Starter
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I just got through adding another auxiliary light on my K1300GT. To hook it up the way I wanted to I had to get access to a particular wire running to the headlight. This meant taking off the windshield and all of the tuperware on the front of the bike. This took about an hour to take it off, 5 minutes to connect the wire, and an hour to put everything back together. The light works perfectly but when I tested everything else I realized that I forgot to reconnect the wires that I had disconnected to the windshield. The windshield is in the position I ride in 99% of the time so I don't know if I am going to spend another 2 hours work to reconnect those wires. . I probably will though because now I have a switch on my handlebars that doesn't do anything. That will drive me crazy

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post #2 of 5 Old Feb 13th, 2019, 10:53 am
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I just got through adding another auxiliary light on my K1300GT. To hook it up the way I wanted to I had to get access to a particular wire running to the headlight. This meant taking off the windshield and all of the tuperware on the front of the bike. This took about an hour to take it off, 5 minutes to connect the wire, and an hour to put everything back together. The light works perfectly but when I tested everything else I realized that I forgot to reconnect the wires that I had disconnected to the windshield. The windshield is in the position I ride in 99% of the time so I don't know if I am going to spend another 2 hours work to reconnect those wires. . I probably will though because now I have a switch on my handlebars that doesn't do anything. That will drive me crazy

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I just spent 11 hours doing my timing belt on my cage. I can guarantee you that I double checked everything going back together as I did not want to have to take it apart again for something small but important! Luckily, my only failing was not getting the new alternator belt tight enough so it was squealing and not charging properly.

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Yeah, I wanted to change the high beams on my K1300GT to PIAA's, but I don't want to deal with removing the windshield and all of the other crap. My hands won't fit in the tight spaces.

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I just got through adding another auxiliary light on my K1300GT. To hook it up the way I wanted to I had to get access to a particular wire running to the headlight. This meant taking off the windshield and all of the tuperware on the front of the bike. This took about an hour to take it off, 5 minutes to connect the wire, and an hour to put everything back together. The light works perfectly but when I tested everything else I realized that I forgot to reconnect the wires that I had disconnected to the windshield. The windshield is in the position I ride in 99% of the time so I don't know if I am going to spend another 2 hours work to reconnect those wires. . I probably will though because now I have a switch on my handlebars that doesn't do anything. That will drive me crazy

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Pssst...Hey, Al...it's all about perspective. Sometimes you have to count your blessings more than your troubles. First...you live in Blairsville! I would rather live there spending two hours tinkering with a BMW than spending two hours inside the Atlanta beltway trying to get to the grocery store! There are folks who would just about kill to live where you live! No matter what direction your compass is pointed, you have great motorcycle routes! No boring hours of flatland roads to get to a good bike trail. Now that you have practice...take another hour or so and fix the connectors...then take a little cruise over Blood Mountain...perhaps add a ride along the main drag through Helen...and as you stand out among the sea of Hogs & Harley Wannabe clones...try not to harm your smile muscles as you realize you are riding one of the most distinctly cool bikes on the road!

Never declare a cherished memory as "the best day of my life"...it will forever diminish the possibility for "Tomorrow" being the "Best Day!"
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You don't need to get into the nose to get to the head light wire. It comes off of pin 46 with a Yellow/White wire at the ZFE module on the right side of the bike.

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