What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by John d » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:53 am

Red wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:23 am
NTXFJR wrote:
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Red wrote:
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NTXFJR,
I have a few questions about this mod, if you don't mind. :) All I see are the spade terminals. No wire cutting? Thanks
You are correct in that there are only spade lugs on this thing. Smart Turn includes wire tap connectors that the spades plug into. I had entered this project by thinking I was prepared by getting a connector set so that I could make up a custom harness and just plug and play the thing into the factory harness. No luck, the connector I got was wrong, and against my better judgement, I went ahead and used their wire tap connectors to get the job done. Unfortunately imo, wire cutting was involved. I have a pic of the unit and the location where it's installed. Let me know and I can post it up.
NTXFJR,

Thanks for that fine response. I have a Gen2 (2008), so I'm not sure a picture would help me, but sure, if you have that. What connector did you want to add your mod-harness into? The one that comes from the turn signal switches? Would the right connector-set have avoided the need to cut the factory wiring? I would want to add a mod-harness to my installation.
Check this thread.out. viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2378&p=33331&hilit=sts+turn#p33331

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by silverback » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:20 am

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:40 am

John d wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:53 am
Red wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:23 am
NTXFJR wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:09 pm
You are correct in that there are only spade lugs on this thing. Smart Turn includes wire tap connectors that the spades plug into. I had entered this project by thinking I was prepared by getting a connector set so that I could make up a custom harness and just plug and play the thing into the factory harness. No luck, the connector I got was wrong, and against my better judgement, I went ahead and used their wire tap connectors to get the job done. Unfortunately imo, wire cutting was involved. I have a pic of the unit and the location where it's installed. Let me know and I can post it up.
NTXFJR,

Thanks for that fine response. I have a Gen2 (2008), so I'm not sure a picture would help me, but sure, if you have that. What connector did you want to add your mod-harness into? The one that comes from the turn signal switches? Would the right connector-set have avoided the need to cut the factory wiring? I would want to add a mod-harness to my installation.
Check this thread.out. viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2378&p=33331&hilit=sts+turn#p33331
Aha, a Gen3 guinea pig. Haven't installed mine yet, but I have ridden behind Johnd and DesignFlaw.... they seem to work well. NTXFJR has just saved me some work..... As I understand it, there is a 10-way and 8-way connector, signal wiring is in the 10-way. Question is, are all the necessary wires for the install contained in the 10-way..... if so, next where to buy that connector. Guess we should post up in the proper thread..... will do now.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by NTXFJR » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:13 am

Red wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:23 am
NTXFJR wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:09 pm
Red wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:12 pm
NTXFJR,
I have a few questions about this mod, if you don't mind. :) All I see are the spade terminals. No wire cutting? Thanks
You are correct in that there are only spade lugs on this thing. Smart Turn includes wire tap connectors that the spades plug into. I had entered this project by thinking I was prepared by getting a connector set so that I could make up a custom harness and just plug and play the thing into the factory harness. No luck, the connector I got was wrong, and against my better judgement, I went ahead and used their wire tap connectors to get the job done. Unfortunately imo, wire cutting was involved. I have a pic of the unit and the location where it's installed. Let me know and I can post it up.
NTXFJR,

Thanks for that fine response. I have a Gen2 (2008), so I'm not sure a picture would help me, but sure, if you have that. What connector did you want to add your mod-harness into? The one that comes from the turn signal switches? Would the right connector-set have avoided the need to cut the factory wiring? I would want to add a mod-harness to my installation.
Yes, the correct matching connector set allows for a no cut install, basically you disconnect the left control pod connector, and insert a pre made custom harness in between. It's the best way to do it imo, and it definitely is possible with the right components. I got caught unprepared with my pants down yesterday.
Talk to DesignFlaw (Tim), I'm thinking he has a Gen II also and already knows what connectors to use, I know they are different on a Gen III. Iirc he successfully made his own harness for a plug and play install.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by griff » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:55 pm

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Redfish » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:37 am

I rode mine to work. Again.

Since it is supposed to be raining for the second half of the day I carried my rain pants to my office.

Didn't feel like driving the truck because the trailer with the BMW R1150R is hooked to it. There is something wrong with having a motorcycle on a trailer but since it won't run I have no choice.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rbentnail » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm

Red wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:23 am
Thanks for that fine response. I have a Gen2 (2008), so I'm not sure a picture would help me, but sure, if you have that. What connector did you want to add your mod-harness into? The one that comes from the turn signal switches? Would the right connector-set have avoided the need to cut the factory wiring? I would want to add a mod-harness to my installation.
Hey red! I was thinking- instead of cutting into the factory wiring you could get one of Admore's Plug-N-Play rear lighting harnesses and cut into that instead. https://www.admorelighting.com/product/a-fjr2/ I used one of these for additional rear lighting and it really is as they say- unplug factory connector & plug this in. Easy peasy!

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Red » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:36 pm

rbentnail wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Red wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:23 am
What connector did you want to add your mod-harness into? The one that comes from the turn signal switches? I would want to add a mod-harness to my installation.
Hey red! I was thinking- instead of cutting into the factory wiring you could get one of Admore's Plug-N-Play rear lighting harnesses and cut into that instead. https://www.admorelighting.com/product/a-fjr2/ I used one of these for additional rear lighting and it really is as they say- unplug factory connector & plug this in. Easy peasy!
rbentnail,

Thanks. Not sure that Admore connector has enough pins, though. Anyway, too late, I ordered up the right connectors (they were cheap!), and I will build a mod-harness for mine like DesignFlaw did. Definitely the right way to go, no doubt. Check his work:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2378&p=33331&hilit=sts+turn#p33332
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by silverback » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:46 pm

I took off the triple tree and replaced the bracket that holds the bar bolts in which was discarded when the PO put on helibars risers.

Shipped the risers.

Took off the mirror extenders.

Rode it a bit. Smiled a bit.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by thompsonian » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:25 pm

I dropped some coin today on an SR357 rack and scored a well used Givi Maxia E52 off the FleaBay. Needs some minor patchwork, but it will serve its functional purpose for now.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:38 pm

thompsonian wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:25 pm
I dropped some coin today on an SR357 rack and scored a well used Givi Maxia E52 off the FleaBay. Needs some minor patchwork, but it will serve its functional purpose for now.
You might have been able to get a brand new trunk, and the SR357 rack for nearly the same price, from www.motostorm.it

https://www.motostorm.it/en/search.html ... rrency=USD

https://www.motostorm.it/en/accessories ... 56nnt.html
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Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:43 pm

thompsonian wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:25 pm
I dropped some coin today on an SR357 rack and scored a well used Givi Maxia E52 off the FleaBay. Needs some minor patchwork, but it will serve its functional purpose for now.
Beer wagon at the Ramble with that E52!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by thompsonian » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:11 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:38 pm
thompsonian wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:25 pm
I dropped some coin today on an SR357 rack and scored a well used Givi Maxia E52 off the FleaBay. Needs some minor patchwork, but it will serve its functional purpose for now.
You might have been able to get a brand new trunk, and the SR357 rack for nearly the same price, from www.motostorm.it

https://www.motostorm.it/en/search.html ... rrency=USD

https://www.motostorm.it/en/accessories ... 56nnt.html
I paid 2x as much for the SR357 as I did for the case.....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by thompsonian » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:11 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:43 pm
thompsonian wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:25 pm
I dropped some coin today on an SR357 rack and scored a well used Givi Maxia E52 off the FleaBay. Needs some minor patchwork, but it will serve its functional purpose for now.
Beer wagon at the Ramble with that E52!
That's a distinct possibility.....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Cav47 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:14 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:38 pm
thompsonian wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:25 pm
I dropped some coin today on an SR357 rack and scored a well used Givi Maxia E52 off the FleaBay. Needs some minor patchwork, but it will serve its functional purpose for now.
You might have been able to get a brand new trunk, and the SR357 rack for nearly the same price, from www.motostorm.it

https://www.motostorm.it/en/search.html ... rrency=USD

https://www.motostorm.it/en/accessories ... 56nnt.html
I know this is not necessarily the place for this and no one hates good info after you already sent the money.......but Alex at Realtime Industries or BHMOTO is so good about items like this. And he is a FJR guy. I recently bought a bunch of accessories for my new 15 and his prices and service is the best I could ever hope for.
I often have found myself when I was not looking, nor did that discovery take place where I thought it would!

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Post by thompsonian » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:24 pm

Cav47 wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:14 pm


I know this is not necessarily the place for this and no one hates good info after you already sent the money.......but Alex at Realtime Industries or BHMOTO is so good about items like this. And he is a FJR guy. I recently bought a bunch of accessories for my new 15 and his prices and service is the best I could ever hope for.
Live and learn I suppose....no one ever claimed me to be the brightest crayon in the tool shed
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Post by Cav47 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:30 pm

Not your fault.......this time. Trust me, I have made some doozies.
I often have found myself when I was not looking, nor did that discovery take place where I thought it would!

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Post by Redfish » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:07 pm

Cav47 wrote:
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Not your fault.......this time. Trust me, I have made some doozies.
That's because you suck. Just sayin'

I have dealt with Alex for several sets of those wonderful reflective decals for the back of the FJR saddlebags. That is IMO the best modification for the money we can do. They cost next to nothing, they weigh nothing, they require no power, they don't detract from the good looks of the bike and they are a NO FAIL safety feature.
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Post by NTXFJR » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:07 pm

Put some new shoes under her and wired up a new Garmin 660 in prep for a trip to Charleston, Smokey Mtns, and Harrison. By the looks of it, will likely get a chance to try out the heated gear Santa brought.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:02 am

Cav47 wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:14 pm
El Toro Joe wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:38 pm
thompsonian wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:25 pm
I dropped some coin today on an SR357 rack and scored a well used Givi Maxia E52 off the FleaBay. Needs some minor patchwork, but it will serve its functional purpose for now.
You might have been able to get a brand new trunk, and the SR357 rack for nearly the same price, from www.motostorm.it

https://www.motostorm.it/en/search.html ... rrency=USD

https://www.motostorm.it/en/accessories ... 56nnt.html
I know this is not necessarily the place for this and no one hates good info after you already sent the money.......but Alex at Realtime Industries or BHMOTO is so good about items like this. And he is a FJR guy. I recently bought a bunch of accessories for my new 15 and his prices and service is the best I could ever hope for.

No doubt Alex has some great deals, I got my Klim Badlands Pro jacket from him...he had the best closeout price. I also just got a Givi windshield from him, saved $50 on that. But when it comes to a deal like the pricing from Motostorm.it nobody can come close.
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