Pig9r...HELP or anyone else

Molinoman

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Today I learned a few things about the R3, I finally got around to raising the gas tank, was pretty straight forward.
The bearclaw was a bear getting off (where did all my metric sockets go???) and as soon as the rain stops I'll find out how much of a bear it is to get back on.
I printed the pages out from the manual and identified the different metric sizes for wrenches, sockets and hex keys and wrote them on the pages.

My problem was I was trying to get my new 12 volt outlet installed as per Pig's instructrions. I could not find the "two female" connectors to attach the wires to.
I then took off the left side cover and found an open connection underneath the "1, 2, and 3 connectors identified on page 417 (18.19) is this it???
My outlet actually was not wired at all, it had two connectors to hook up a female type plug to so I thought it was going to be easy, but I could not find any "female" type plugs...except for the previously mentioned open connector behind the left side cover.

It's starting to get late to add this connector now, I may attempt to do it in Nashville if any of the other Captains present are willing to throw in their two cents.

The rain appears to have stopped, I guess I'll go tackle that bear claw now.

One other question, the manual mentioned that I had to disconnect the battery prior to raising the gas tank (which I did), is this really necessary?
Thanks in advance.
Dennis
 

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I had to pull the claw cover off to get to the female aux socket plugs. I pulled the panel off and took a couple of photos for you. I put some heat shrink tubing over the panels.

I am pointing to wires where they come off of the harness and are secured to the rear of the mounting bracket behind the plastic cover that holds the socket. (and no I am not really that white)



Here you can sneak a peek at the purple wire and black wires under the heat shrinked connection.



One more for good measure.






No need to disconnect your battery. I never have at least. Let me know if you need more photos. I can cut the heat shrink tubing off if you need.
 

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Just so it's clear, the wires are behind the plastic side cover in which the socket mounts in. The cover is secured by two torx head screws.
 

Molinoman

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Thanks

Thanks for the photos, however, because I have the heated grips, fuel gage, clock, foglights the only "empty" socket was the one I mentioned previously. I pulled on all the wires behind the bear claw, the accessory plate (held on with the 4 mm torx fasteners), and the side cover and no plugs (other than the empty socket below 1,2, and 3 on page 417 of the manual).

I went ahead and re-raised the fuel tank, ran the 12 volt GPS cable, and hooked up the 12 volt accessory outlet direct to the battery with a 10 amp inline fuse...and I have power.
So for now, I'll ride with this setup and see how it does on the trip.

...now on to mounting my ram mount for the GPS itself.
Dennis
 

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Vibrating seat

Yo gang ,what about the wire for the power seat ????

Power seat allright. With the Rocket so smooth and vibration free, maybe it's time for a Vibrider so you can thrill your female passanger with a vibrating seat. The sucker has an intensity control mounted on the handlebar so you can just give her a little tickle or an all out orgasm.....come on.:eek:

Hell, we can all be Raymond Braswell's:D

www.viberider.com
 
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