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« on: January 20, 2021, 04:47:22 PM »
Yeah, I realized that early on, but thanks for the reminder.
It's not about how much I have already spent, it's about whether I think the product justifies the asking price. It a personal perspective thing, but some of these brackets are coming out at around 170 dollars, even though it's just aluminium tubing and sheet.
I could respond with a justification that was long and detailed and ultimately boring. But it would be bound to rub someone up the wrong way and I have no desire to get into a slaging match over such a simple question.
As I say, it's a personal perspective, we all have them and are equally entitled to them.
« on: January 20, 2021, 10:54:17 AM »
Appreciate all the help here folks and it's been an education watching where people are sourcing their parts from. The simple truth for me is that I can't justify this kind of money on a bracket. I will either find a workaround solution, or take the "Tioli Route" and make something that will do the job. Either way it will be way cheaper than the alternative.
Thanks again for all the suggestions.
« on: January 19, 2021, 03:28:57 PM »
Just finished testing this. It works perfectly as a switched live as advertised. Thanks for all the advice and assistance. This source still has a 60 second lag to cut off and I was wondering if there were any switched lives on the F750GS that powered down immediately?
This will do for what I had in mind (powering a GPS and aux LED running lights) and I am waiting for the corresponding plug to arrive. It's a semi-permanent workaround to my dead ezCAN II which is currently on it's way back to Nippy Normans for a replacement, but I have no idea how long that will take before the new one appears. I have to say that I have been pretty unimpressed with NN's communication on this. They seemed less than happy to have to replace the ezCANII unit, even after I provided all the HEX Innovations ticket conversation as well as HEX Innovation's instruction to return it to NN's.
« on: January 19, 2021, 01:58:29 PM »
Another day, another go at this.
I'm hoping that I now have the right GPS plug. This was in the place as outlined in the document direction posted yesterday and was indeed covered by a plastic cap.
I am assuming that the pin on the left is the "1" - can't quite make that out as clearly as the "3",
« on: January 19, 2021, 01:01:06 PM »
Yeah, I've done it a couple of times now with no ill effects. The biggest effect was DataTool calling me to see if my bike was being stolen because disconnecting the battery set off an alarm at their datacentre
« on: January 18, 2021, 09:17:32 PM »
Well it seems lie it would be easier to find dragon's teeth other these connectors. There is a very informative thread over on the ukgser.com site, but no one has been able to find them. Looks like you would have to buy a part harness from BMW just to get the connector, but dragons teeth are also cheaper than that option.
« on: January 18, 2021, 08:42:25 PM »
Thanks for the tip about the manual, I had completely forgotten about this.
I finally managed to get in close enough to get a good look at this thing.
You can see that they have modified this along the way to do away with the dust-cap, I gently slid a blade under the catch and it popped out.
Is there a technical name for this type of connector? I have looked around and can see plenty of female connectors but not male connectors, though I don't know if this is a dedicated BMW connector or just a repurposed automotive plug. I would prefer to find a male connector so I can make the connections and then just plug it in, all nice and neat.
It's going to be designated as "waterproof" connector due to the rubber seal and the number 872-405 helps to get us somewhere an identification, but had no luck yet.
As to that, do we know what the cable colours signify? If you look at the two cable connector alongside the GPS connector you can see a matching brown and then a Blue/Red. So I'm guessing that one of this is live and the other neutral. I guess that would make the third, purple cable a signal cable ?
I guess I should go find a wiring schematic to confirm that they represent.