Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota USA*****************2015 R1200RT
GTL topcase on a 2015 RT
I had read up on some previous threads about getting an electrical topcase installed on the RT. I was able to score a reasonable deal on a GTL topcase so I have one with the nicer backrest.
Some of the other threads had mentioned calling Chris at Ohio dealership. Chris is no longer there. From the prices posted on the parts I needed, I'd say Ohio is no longer the cheap place to buy things. I dealt with a Mike. I bought a re-key kit, OEM brake light, and central locking harness. Comparing to ASCyles.com website, I probably could have saved $50. Oh well, live and learn.
But now onto my issues. First one is the rekey. I bought what others had mentioned should be the right rekey kit. 51257698204 for $36. Watched the video, got all the right tumblers, even got the original out without any issues. My issue is with getting the new one to stay in.
The tumbler that was in there from the GTL, none of the tumbler keys pop out like my kit. They stay in even without the key. I'm able to get my new tumbler in there, but it won't stay in. I can pull it back out without the key in. The key stop appears to be working. Visually, I can't see any difference between the rekey and the original. I remembered to leave the #2 slot empty like the original. The tumbler functions, it locks and unlocks. Just doesn't stay into the case.
Second issue, I the non-central locking RT. From what I read, I needed harness 61128548712, $178.84 from Ohio. There are a series of connectors. The round one I obviously need to go to the topcase. Then there is the flat four pin connector. Looking at wire colors, I'm sure I need this one. Then there is a big honking 12 wire. I'm guess that goes to the computer? Then there are four of the two pin connectors.
I'm guessing all the two connectors can go. But what about the big honking one? Do I just need the four pin to round converter? Skip the big honkng 12 connector? If anyone has done this, or had a dealer do this, can you check your connectors?