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New LT owner needs help

Well I went over to the dark side . Traded my 05 RT for an 05 LT. Don't know jack about the LT. I will have lots of questions .
I want to install my centrech fuse panel with relay . Where is the best place for that and where can I get keyed power for the relay ?

Where can I get a maint CD or manual ?

I am a tank bag guy what options do I have and who sells them ?

Bags do not remove so I guess I need some bag liners or do I ? who make them and where to buy?

That is it for now but I am sure I will have a lot more ????
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post #2 of 14 Old Jul 24th, 2007, 8:05 pm
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Congrats on your new bike.

Your dealer has the manual and CD - pick your choice. You can also now buy non factory maintenance manual from Clymer (sp?).

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Factory small bag
Chicane small bag
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RKA expandable small
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There are others as well.


Saddlebag liners and top case liners

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Yup.. there are plenty of options.. comes down to what you "prefer"...

Welcome aboard.. the farkling never ends.

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I have a Sargent Metro bag. I just use the top loop over the stingray and let the bottom just set there and I can adjust it left or right for tight turns.

Love it. Has a big map pocket on top.

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I want to install my centrech fuse panel with relay . Where is the best place for that and where can I get keyed power for the relay ?
You can get switched power from the heated seats circuit, fuse box #2 (the one on the rightmost side of the bike), fuse #5 (top row, second one from the right).

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When purchasing saddlebag liners, specify if your LT has the CD changer in the right panier as there are 2 versions. If it does then the smaller bag will be appropriate, also meaning that you will have less space for luggage.

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Well I went over to the dark side . Traded my 05 RT for an 05 LT. Don't know jack about the LT. I will have lots of questions .
I want to install my centrech fuse panel with relay . Where is the best place for that and where can I get keyed power for the relay ?

Where can I get a maint CD or manual ?

I am a tank bag guy what options do I have and who sells them ?

Bags do not remove so I guess I need some bag liners or do I ? who make them and where to buy?

That is it for now but I am sure I will have a lot more ????
Mike
I got the CD thrown in as part of my purchase. BMW offers no paper manual.

I bought Kathy's Journey liners and a trunk bag from Bob's BMW and they look like quality bags. I haven't yet used them seriously though to test their durability, but they fit well and appear to be well made.

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post #8 of 14 Old Jul 24th, 2007, 10:11 pm
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Welcome from another REAL new LT owner from a Harley Road Glide.

Love the LT like no other "Bagger" style bike I have ridden

I just bought this setup to put my MotoLites on I took of my Road Glide.

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Home/Ma...AP-1/ap-1.html

Bummer for me is, to do a Proper install you must pull the tank and the Tupperware to get power to the front under the gas tank.

As to wiring from what I am reading, the heater seat relay is where most tap in for switched power to the relay. I Have never seen in person or a pic of one. I will before I mess with it

I hope in the first weekend in August I get to witness a Tupperware Party, to take some of the fear factor out for me. And I will also get to see how someone else installed a fuse block.

This is the first time even with a printed FM, I will not go "blindly into the night" on this machine. The wrenching does not scare me, it is getting to what you need to wrench that is my biggest adjustment.

I have to say, I fall more in love with this bike every mile I put on it.

I just keep saying, welcome to the 21ST Century.

I do sit and stare at it on my carport. I don't make noises though

I hope you are as happy..........


I hope you enjoy yours, as much as I do mine
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Bummer for me is, to do a Proper install you must pull the tank and the Tupperware to get power to the front under the gas tank.
Not necessary to pull the tank (tupperware yes, to make it easier, but maybe not necessary either). There's a cable tunnel (tube?) under the RH side where the loom passes through. Push a metal wire (I used a straightened coathanger) through from front along the exisiting cables, and it should poke out near the battery. Just tape & drag a new cable back tied to the wire, no need to pull the tank off. I ran a power wire and a new earth lead that way.

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I'm new, too (2005 bought 7/18/07).

I've been looking at the Cee Bailey bags but I don't know anything about them. Cee Bailey is about 10 minutes from my apartment so I'm going to swing by there and check 'em out. I'll post my opinion once I do.

Here's the link: http://www.ceebaileys.com/bags/bmw_bags.html

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SJbowles was telling us at his tech session that to save some underseat clutter, he put his fuse block and relays in the space vacated by the vapor cannister under the trunk. That's a mod you may as well do if not already done. Search it. Yes, a bit harder to get to, but not too hard to remove trunk. Would have to plan ahead.

Congrats, and enjoy the new ride. It just gets better from here.
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good idea ...I will check it out
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Well I went over to the dark side . Traded my 05 RT for an 05 LT. Don't know jack about the LT. I will have lots of questions .
I want to install my centrech fuse panel with relay . Where is the best place for that and where can I get keyed power for the relay ?

Where can I get a maint CD or manual ?

I am a tank bag guy what options do I have and who sells them ?

Bags do not remove so I guess I need some bag liners or do I ? who make them and where to buy?

That is it for now but I am sure I will have a lot more ????
Mike
Howdy, Mike!

For starters, how about updating your profile so we know a little more aboutcha.

Lotsa folks tap into the seat heater wire to drive their farkle relay. There's easy access to this: look for the wire connection Ty-rapped to the left seat frame just aft of the fuel tank. You might hafta pull a bit of left side tupperware the first time, just to snip & relocate the Ty-rap so you can disconnect the seat heater easily from then on. You'll wanna tap into the bike side of the connector so you can still get the seat off by itself without taking your relay wire with it.

It's definitely *possible* to pull a wire from back to front without pulling the tank off - there are some photos and posts around here to coach you through that. I personally found, however, that it was well worth the extra hour or two to pull the tank loose the first time (didn't have to take it all the way off or disconnect hoses - just a couple bolts or so). This way, I got a real good look at what's underneath, and now I fully understand where the secret passage is and how to navigate it blind. On the other hand, if you're short on time, and/or have someone with you who has snaked the tunnel, you might take that route instead.

With a used bike, if you have the time and the mechanical aptitude, it's almost always worth pulling another layer of parts off to see what the PO (or their dealer) screwed up. My PO's dealer left one of the seat subframe mounting bolts off...

If you're into farkles, you need to read up on pozo_izquierdo's threads. He's the motherlode of inspiration for us mortals.

Don't spend too much time wrenchin' though! Get out & ride!

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With a used bike, if you have the time and the mechanical aptitude, it's almost always worth pulling another layer of parts off to see what the PO (or their dealer) screwed up. My PO's dealer left one of the seat subframe mounting bolts off...

If you're into farkles, you need to read up on pozo_izquierdo's threads. He's the motherlode of inspiration for us mortals.

Don't spend too much time wrenchin' though! Get out & ride!
Good point.. give the bike a "once over" to make SURE any "modification" were properly done.

Someone on this site recently bought a bike that fried part or all of the wiring harness...

Just a risk of life....

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