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I'm moving from a 2006 ST1300 to a 2007 RT and would like to move some of my farkels with me (is it OK to use the term farkle is you ride a BMW?).
Here is what I'd like to move (I'm pretty dumb on the pros and cons of the CanBus system):
1. I have an electrical connection aux fuse block with relay I'd like to tie to the battery. I'll be running my new farkles thru it for switched power. Any concerns reference the CanBus?
2. Hyperlites...I thought I remembered them selling BMW specific kits, but didn't find them on their website. Any problems using the universal kit on an RT? Any help with what wires to tap into would be most appreciated.
3. I'd like to hardwire my Escort into the bike. I'd like to put it in the right fairing pocket, and tie it to a remote visual indicator (on the dash somehwere) and to a radar screamer behind one of the unused speaker grills. I'd probably run power thru the aux fuse block for all three items? Any problems?
4. I have a Quest 2 GPS with garmin hardwire kit. I like it and would like to run it on the RT. I would like it low, between the handlebars, but am not sure about what ram ball to get (I already have a ram arm and gps holder). As for power, I am considering just tieing it to the aux fuse block (since I'll be running wires that way already, unless the consensus is to go with the BMW set-up already built into the bike.
5. Finally, I'd like to run my PIAA 1100x lights on the RT. I had a multi-fit kit on the ST, that put the lights low on the forks. I hated that look, and prefer having gthem up under the fairing like I've seen on other RTs. I'll need a new set of mounts to do this...any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
- Skitch
 

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Skitch said:
I'm moving from a 2006 ST1300 to a 2007 RT and would like to move some of my farkles with me (is it OK to use the term farkle if you ride a BMW?).
Most of us are farkle addicts. It never stops. The cost of the bike is simply the down payment on the farkles! :)


Skitch said:
Here is what I'd like to move (I'm pretty dumb on the pros and cons of the CanBus system):
1. I have an electrical connection aux fuse block with relay I'd like to tie to the battery. I'll be running my new farkles thru it for switched power. Any concerns reference the CanBus?
Canbus is simply a local area net (LAN) exchanging data among devices wired onto it. In the interest of making peace with the CANBUS controllers and the master computer in the bike, most of us do just what you are proposing: run a separate system directly to the battery, which avoids upsetting the computers.


Skitch said:
2. Hyperlites...I thought I remembered them selling BMW specific kits, but didn't find them on their website. Any problems using the universal kit on an RT? Any help with what wires to tap into would be most appreciated.
The Hyperlites are great for getting attention of other drivers around you . The universal kit is what I wired directly to the canbus circuit on my rear turn signals and they draw such low current the CANBUS is not upset at all.


Skitch said:
3. I'd like to hardwire my Escort into the bike. I'd like to put it in the right fairing pocket, and tie it to a remote visual indicator (on the dash somehwere) and to a radar screamer behind one of the unused speaker grills. I'd probably run power thru the aux fuse block for all three items? Any problems?
Yep.. go to the accessory fuse box for power.


Skitch said:
4. I have a Quest 2 GPS with garmin hardwire kit. I like it and would like to run it on the RT. I would like it low, between the handlebars, but am not sure about what ram ball to get (I already have a ram arm and gps holder). As for power, I am considering just tieing it to the aux fuse block (since I'll be running wires that way already, unless the consensus is to go with the BMW set-up already built into the bike.
The BMW GPS line is fine if you want to use that. You will need a matching plug to go into the plug unless you hard wire it into the circuit. Plan B is to go to your fuse block which is cheaper since you do not have to purchase the BMW plug that they are very proud of.


Skitch said:
5. Finally, I'd like to run my PIAA 1100x lights on the RT. I had a multi-fit kit on the ST, that put the lights low on the forks. I hated that look, and prefer having gthem up under the fairing like I've seen on other RTs. I'll need a new set of mounts to do this...any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
- Skitch
No idea about your light mount. Whatever works for you.

Have fun with the project !
 
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