Originally Posted by tom.galvin2
Would be interested in what you did. Was it a big project?
it is not just plug and play...First of all one has to take a deep breath before attacking the rear panel and saddelbag lids with a 20 mm hole drill. This is to install the four sensors to start with.
Finding the place for the main "brain unit" is not difficult. On the top of the right saddlebag, just like Autocom or Baehr or whatever. The unit might not be watertight, so black silicone all around the seams and connectors.
Finding power for the darn thing was hard. As the unit is intended for automobile use it should be powered from the back-up lights or similar. I just could not locate a suitable power source from LT - even to power up a relay when the reverse is on - so I will sacrifice one of my 8 right handlebar small rocker switches to give power for the sensor system. (Of course this is a handicap if I forget to turn on the reversing radar and end up backing up on a tree...)
And then of course the little distance indicator! It was no problem to find a place for it. I glued it in the place where pre'05 models have the radio display. But the thing is wired with a thin 8-cable wire and of course the wire has to be directed all the way under the gas tank towards the rear of the bike plus the stingray is removable - so 8-pin DIN connectors had to be soldered in the wire to provide disconnectivity...(Of course the gas tank removal is optional, the wire to the distance indicator can be led directly over the gas tank, too.)
I would call this a job that requires some higher degree of farkle-fever and about 5 months of winterization plus a brain that got frozen the day one got the LT...
Oh shoot, now I ended up explaining it all, just pics missing
To be continued later in the spring...