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post #1 of 24 Old Jun 8th, 2006, 7:42 pm Thread Starter
 
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I'm new to this forum and looking for some help. I have an 06K1200GT waiting for me to heal from a collision with a deer on another bike... adn thinking about how to set this bike up. Has anyone here installed a Centech AP-1 fuse block and matching Centech relay on this bike? If so, where did you put it and how is it working with the canbus system? Where did you tie the relay in? Also I am wondering where one puts highway pegs on this machine. Has anyone seen an installation? Pictures? I know this may be heresy but I really like some way to shift around when I am on long, round the clock runs. Any suggestions to alternatives to highway pegs for stretching out legs and making good use of a backrest??? All comments and suggestions gratefully appreciated.
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Welcome! I'll be surprised if you don't get some technical answers here. Good luck with getting the GT set up the way you want it.

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Hi Joel...
Thanks for steering me to this forum... looks like a good one! I also took a look at Kbikes.com and they seem to have some real good technical info there.
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Have you found highway pegs for a 2008 K1200GT and where to locate these?
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Haven't found anyone doing highway pegs for the GT yet, though I've looked. You can get sport bike-style crash stops for the GT, but the engine mounting points aren't the same on both sides and they're not really in a comfortable position for highway pegs.

There are some promising mounting points on the front of the cylinders that could probably be used to mount a bar that comes out near the upper and lower fairing junction. My two concerns are engine heat, and whether the pegs would be too low and thus compromise cornering clearance. I'd like to play with that idea further but just haven't had the time.

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I had a Centech AP-1 installed on my '07 GT - it sits on top of the battery. Works just fine. I wanted power from the AP-1 to be available all the time, even when the bike was shut off, so I had it installed without the relay. It powers two extra Powerlet outlets (Gerbing jackets for rider and passenger) and my Zumo GPS. Power to the Autocom is tapped off the originally-installed Powerlet outlet (Canbus-controlled), so it powers up and shuts off (after 1 minute) with the ignition key.

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Has anyone here installed a Centech AP-1 fuse block and matching Centech relay on this bike?

Two are going on my 08 GT that I collect next Saturday (22nd)

I added up the accessories I wanted, that was over 5, so two blocks.

One block is being used for lighting (HID mains, Motolights, HID Spots - when I can find a location), the other for accessories (autocom, harman kardon drive+play, Garmin, radio)

I wanted the fuse blocks and relays available under the seat - so I can get to them! On my 05 LT, a couple of relays were behind panels which was a right pain when they went u/s, and meant the bike had to be "roadside assist and collect" when lighting went down at night

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I use the Painless Fuse Box and put it on the shelf on the left hand side of the bike in front of the ABS. There are 4 switched and 3 always hot circuits. The relay is built in. I don't worry about it being behind the fairing panel for two reasons: I wire correctly and protect the wiring and it only takes a couple of minutes to take the panel off.

The Painless on my LT was under the rear trunk... for years. I never popped a fuse and the relay never died.



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Yikes! Talk about an old thread being resurrected. The original post was from June of '06.

As for the highway pegs, I'm pretty sure they've been outlawed in every State by now . . . so forget about it!

FWIW, My Centech fuseblock and relay lives under the passenger seat. I like it there.
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The Painless on my LT was under the rear trunk... for years. I never popped a fuse and the relay never died.
I've lost relays and fuses - both down to the weather.

Takin a panel off in he driving rain at 3 to 5C is not fun, but you can switch out a relay or fuse in double quick time.
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I've lost relays and fuses - both down to the weather.

Takin a panel off in he driving rain at 3 to 5C is not fun, but you can switch out a relay or fuse in double quick time.
True that, it's not fun. But, what I have hooked up to my fuse box is not crucial to the running of the bike. I can do without whatever, IF it pops, till I can get out of the cold, sideways rain.



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True that, it's not fun. But, what I have hooked up to my fuse box is not crucial to the running of the bike. I can do without whatever, IF it pops, till I can get out of the cold, sideways rain.
Really? You can ride in the dark with no street lights without a headlight?

I can't.

I've lost a headlight relay, and i've lost fuses on supplemental equipment, such as the heated suit which when you've got anothe 50+ mils to do at below zero temperatures - not fun.

And when you get to work, they tend to object if you spend a while pulling the bike down instead of just lifting the seat.
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Really? You can ride in the dark with no street lights without a headlight?

I can't.
My fuse box isn't hooked up to my headlights. My HID has a relay, but the GT has a switch that you can pull that aims the lights down allowing you to ride with the high beams without blinding anybody.


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I've lost a headlight relay, and i've lost fuses on supplemental equipment, such as the heated suit which when you've got anothe 50+ mils to do at below zero temperatures - not fun.
Not fun, but you'll live.


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And when you get to work, they tend to object if you spend a while pulling the bike down instead of just lifting the seat.
I own the company, nobody objects to what I do..... unless it's my wife.



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I own the company, nobody objects to what I do..... unless it's my wife.

well lucky you! Some us don't have such an option and have to work for others (which in my case is HMG)
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I love it! TWO countries going head-to-head. The UK . . . and Texas!

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I love it! TWO countries going head-to-head. The UK . . . and Texas!


The last time this happened, a Texan insisted that Texas was bigger than the whole of Europe, to justify their statement that K1200LT should not be "allowed" to be sold in Europe, because "we" couldn't go far enough.

Personally, I don't use my LT for touring, its for commuting - the 100 mile each way daily run. Means a visit to service every 6 weeks, tyres every 9 to 15 weeks and so on.

It also means commutes in temps as low as -7C (two weeks back), driving rain, strong winds that reduce fuel economy by 6 mpg (beginning of this week)

Over "here", when we Europeans tour, we change countries, over there, you tend to just change states (although it some cases that's even worse than changing countries)
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Now joe, play nice!
I know you're bored and all.
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The last time this happened, a Texan insisted that Texas was bigger than the whole of Europe
Tejas may not be bigger than Europe, but our attitude is.

As far as being "lucky" to own a company, luck had nada to do with it. I've busted ass, saved and made some major sacrifices to be where I am. Of course, if the democrats get elected into office, I'll soon lose that.



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....Over "here", when we Europeans tour, we change countries, over there, you tend to just change states (although it some cases that's even worse than changing countries)
You have no idea! Mexifornia is the worst. Have your passport--and Spanish--ready.
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....Of course, if the democrats get elected into office, I'll soon lose that.
Now, Grif, let's be honest: like there is much difference between the three! McCain is a big government socialist also.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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[QUOTE=jayjacobson]You have no idea! Mexifornia is the worst. Have your passport--and Spanish--ready.QUOTE]

I spent three years in SoCal, in Ventura.

Ken Meese lives in Oxnard - I remember when no one admitted to living in Oxnard - now its got "nice"!

Ventura is a bit like France - it shuts at 6pm and there's no life after that.

The loop from Ventura, up to Ojai, back to Santa Paula is quite picturesque and nice and bendy, and if you then run on the "old" route 126 up to Filmore, its through Orange groves on quiet roads.

SoCal is a bit like Steve Martin's King Tut - a wild and crazy guy (its just that Steve Martin is no longer wild and crazy).

But trust California to elect Commando, but they did elect one of "the good, the bad and the ugly" as well.
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You have no idea! Mexifornia is the worst. Have your passport--and Spanish--ready.QUOTE]

I spent three years in SoCal, in Ventura.

Ken Meese lives in Oxnard - I remember when no one admitted to living in Oxnard - now its got "nice"!

Ventura is a bit like France - it shuts at 6pm and there's no life after that.

The loop from Ventura, up to Ojai, back to Santa Paula is quite picturesque and nice and bendy, and if you then run on the "old" route 126 up to Filmore, its through Orange groves on quiet roads.

SoCal is a bit like Steve Martin's King Tut - a wild and crazy guy (its just that Steve Martin is no longer wild and crazy).

But trust California to elect Commando, but they did elect one of "the good, the bad and the ugly" as well.
I lived in Ventura for three years and Santa Barbara for six. Both are very nice places. Traffic is bad on weekends, however.

"Old" 126 is now two lanes in each direction, the whole way. Filmore is still nice, also. Still feels like a small town.

"Commando" is a bit confused! First, he acts like he is (almost) fiscally "responsible." Now, several years later (and facing a $15 BILLION budget deficit), he wants a $15 BILLION socialized (illegal alien) medical plan!

Looks like Maria has been chirping in Commando's ear a bit too much!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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Ken Meese lives in Oxnard - I remember when no one admitted to living in Oxnard - now its got "nice"!
We don't live in that part of Oxnard. You know, over behind the railroad tracks And there are far less fields and far more houses than when you were over here.

But hey, we lived in Newport, Wales, which really did shut down at night. Except for the downtown clubs which you could only get into if you were under-aged.

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We don't live in that part of Oxnard. You know, over behind the railroad tracks And there are far less fields and far more houses than when you were over here.

But hey, we lived in Newport, Wales, which really did shut down at night. Except for the downtown clubs which you could only get into if you were under-aged.

Lets see:
When I was there: Everything south of US101.

Everything west of Camarillo, espcially Port Hueneme.

Newport - if you think that was bad, jsut go up into the valleys. Strange people up there, very "Royston Vasey"
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...."Royston Vasey"
Royston Vasey?....Checking....
Ah yes, per Wikipedia: "Royston Vasey is a small fictional town in the north of England. It is the setting of the BBC television comedy series The League of Gentlemen. The preceding (radio) series On the Town with the League of Gentlemen was set in the (equally fictional and almost identical) town of Spent. The town has a sign which ominously declares "Welcome to Royston Vasey. You'll never leave", apparently a play on the former slogan for Gloucester that was dropped after the Fred West scandal. The first building the visitor comes across is the "local shop", ironically located on a lonely hillside moor. The town itself is some way away from the local shop, but can be accessed by a small hill track and a new railway line."

Well nothing like that in Ventura County today. Closest is Ojai. Only 2 ways in or out!

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