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Highway41

A couple electrical questions regards the R1200RT.

 

Looking into the rear light housing, behind the seat latch there are two power outlets.

 

On the left, there is a connection feeding power to what looks like a rod in a housing sticking thru the rear fender. Like some form of heat sink. Does anyone know the purpose. The leads are blue with red stripe and green with blue stripe.

 

On the right, there is an unused power outlet with red with green stripe and brown leads. The brown may have a stripe, can't tell. My bike does not have a rear power socket so I wondered if this was its power supply? If so, I can run a switched lead from there to the front to power the GPS.

 

Thanks for any assistance

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John Bentall

The stick thing is the outside temperature sensor!

 

Can't help you with the other. Someone else undoubtedly will!

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Highway41

Thanks, makes sense. Don't use the temp gauge much living in Florida; its either hot or hot and wet. cool.gif

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decorbin

Do you have the rear auxiliary power outlet? If not, that may be where the harness plugs in for it. If you don't have the rear outlet, there is a rubber plug in the hole for it on the left rear fairing above the bag mounts.

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ybweb1

I take power for my Autocom from the rear outlet, and, I installed a rear socket myself.

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fnyrt

the unused power lead in the back is for the add'l power outlet. if you want switched power in the front for a gps, why dont you use the gps power lead in the front?

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Highway41

Duh, I should have known. As well engineered as this bike is, BMW had to have made provision for its GPS. I checked and there is a power lead cable tied to the frame supporting the dash/lights. Is that the power supply you referenced? Wonder if it will drive the computer nuts if I run both the 2610 and Escort from the same lead? Thanks for the info.

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Tourbike

Regarding the switched GPS outlet in the front, too bad it is switched. Clearly after a very long time the battery would be depleted if you forgot to turn the GPS off. But, it's nice to keep the GPS on all the time. For example, even when you turn off the bike to stop for gas, etc., it's nice to keep the stopped timer going. Well, I guess you can't have everything.

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fnyrt
Duh, I should have known. As well engineered as this bike is, BMW had to have made provision for its GPS. I checked and there is a power lead cable tied to the frame supporting the dash/lights. Is that the power supply you referenced? Wonder if it will drive the computer nuts if I run both the 2610 and Escort from the same lead? Thanks for the info.

thats the one... i can tell you in a few days when i finish my install if the 2610+escort+autocomm will cause a problem.

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