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post #1 of 7 Old May 27th, 2007, 10:15 am Thread Starter
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Picture of Battery Compartment

Does anyone have a picture looking down into the battery compartment? I remember seeing one that was used to locate the brown wire, but after much searching, no luck. There's a LOT of info on that brown wire! I just got my bike back from the dealer, but it appears some items have been missed, the battery cover is missing, and there is a strange electrical component which is just hanging into the compartment, near the rear shock adjuster that I don't remember seeing before - it kinda looks like a blinker relay.
I'm trying to figure out where that goes so it doesn't drop down and hang by it's wires in the bottom of the bike.

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Would this help?
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That "strange electrical component" just dangling may be the connector for the GT-1 (BMW's diag computer). There should be a caddy nearby that it snaps into. Just a guess...

I'll try to dig up a picture of the mystery and elusive Brown wire. It's taped to the bottom of the right frame-rail that runs right next to the battery. I suggest installing a simple switch on it so you can experiment with it in both positions. Just remember to shut the bike OFF before switching it.
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Exclamation Found a pic (or 2)

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Hey, Kevin, I can't remember what year your bike is. The only reason I'm bringing it up is that early bikes, like my '99, did not have the brown wire. When I first got my bike and read about the brown wire I searched for hours (well, not consecutive hours, I don't have that long an attention span), here there and everywhere. If you have one, Joe's pic will show you where.

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Thanks both you guys rock! I forgot about searching the archives, but those are the pics I remember seeing. See that grey knob in the first pic? That's what is hanging free. It looks like it is in the pic too, but I don't remember ever seeing it before now. I'm sure it has to go somewhere, I'll have to take a close look tomorrow to see where it goes.
I put on about 200miles today close to home, (just in case) and she ran Greeeat! Feels gooooood to be back in the saddle! Bill, I think Jim and I may try to hook up tomorrow, although I'm not sure. If you want, PM me and I'll give you my cell if you're into riding.

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Kevin,


In the first picture the diagnostic port IS in its retaining clip. It is a snap in semi-circle retainer.

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