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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2020, 11:20:47 am »
This is the power hub to driving all your hardware.

As stated, it's connected to the headlight supply, so nicely fused and it will ensure that your battery does not get drained when switching off the bike.
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2020, 11:22:38 am »
aaanyway, back to fitting the lights..
The end result:
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2020, 11:32:44 am »
That did not go without some.. baboon tuning.

The bottom spot wont fit as the curvature of the bottom corners of the carbon tower did not allow enough clearance.
I could FORCE it in there but the heat sync of the light will only expand more and might not end well.

I had to remove the bottom corners from the heat sync.
As can be seen in the below pics, the first test mount shows that there is still some tension.

I worked away a lot more material and got it to fit much better (will update this post with a pic of current status)
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2020, 11:46:59 am »
Meanwhile, some more roadworthy shizzle arrived.

Too bad I bought 2 left side mirrors  :bueller:
At least they are well priced.

Quite happy with their small size and how they can fold away.
Also took a moment to add some protection bits, purchased in a black Friday moment of weakness
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2020, 12:01:35 pm »
Fitting the screen and side covers also had their, lets say "challenges"

All seems fine here
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2020, 12:03:29 pm »
Until I tried to fit the side covers.
Granted I know that the kit is meant for the 15L tank (which I will be ordering soon) so for now, lets just have a teaser
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2020, 12:05:11 pm »
Erm, that does not bode well

Neither does the fender, hitting the side cover when turning the bars
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2020, 03:57:06 pm »
Get hold of Rade - they should sort you out without issue. Sent me a whole new tank once.
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2020, 07:07:30 pm »
Since 2017, Radegarage went to a new screen design. One which reflects less light and looks better in my opinion.

So they sent me the new screen and old side panels.
It might be possible to fit the 2020 side panels to my bike, but who knows.

Spot the difference between 2017 and 2020

Now that I uploaded both years pictures, the 2017 actually looks better to me.


2020:
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2020, 07:13:27 pm »
I've been battling with the electrics.   :(

After connecting everything up, the head + tail lights would not work.. at all.
At first, I did not notice that the back also did not work, so initially I investigated the bunch of wires below the dash, as thats where I made the most recent changes.

The lights only switch on when the bike starts.. so each time, I had to:
1 fit tank onto frame
2 reconnect the tank
3 start the bike
4 Check if lights work

At some point, I noticed the tail lights are also not working so I checked fuse #2, but that was still fine.
After going through the wiring harness (as I also made some change there), I still found no obvious issue.

This then directed my attention to the relays in the airbox.
I removed all of them, tested each one.
Each relay also functioning as expected  ???

At least by this time I realised that I could bridge the relay output to avoid having to start the bike each time and by doing so, I managed to get the lights to function. -so it's either a faulty relay or the input to the relay

<- not sure if you can view these pics?


I did notice minor damage to the one wire which is supposed to activate the relay for the lights, but thats only to the insulation.


At this point I was out of ideas and the only thing still left to do was to open up the entire wiring harness, but before doing so, I decided to just swap the relays around and ta-da! it works.

Buttoned it all back up:








I'm still confused as to why/how it stopped working.
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2020, 07:16:54 pm »
Get hold of Rade - they should sort you out without issue. Sent me a whole new tank once.

Herewith our correspondence:

RG: " truth is that some customers have contacted us recently with similar difficulties during the installation.

The main reason is, that the shape of side panels has ben designed for bikes with 15lt. tank. Nevertheless, the side panel should be slightly trimmed where it obstructs the front fender in full lock (see the picture),  and same with the boreholes dislocation. Please, set the basic alignment with one or two holes and the rest needs to drilled.

Surely, we are prepare to compensate your inconvenience with the installation. Please let me know, what amount we should sent you as the partial refund.
"

Me: "...I am wondering if it won't be easier for me to make the 2020 side cover fit the 2017 tank, than reshaping the 2017 side covers with 2020 screen?
How about rather than a partial refund, you send me the 2020 side covers (of course, once you have stock)?
"

RG: "Yes, we can try it this way. 2020 side covers are in stock, we will send them to your address. For sure, they will nicely fit to the windshield, however not so nicely to the tank. But letís have a try.

My colleague Monika will send you side panels for FE 2020.
"

And items in the mail.  >:D
Previous shipment took 3 days, door-to-door  :thumleft:
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2020, 07:31:35 pm »
Took the scoot for a 1st 10km ride.

Of course i'm not able to ride it back-to-back with a 990 but at 110km/h the wind protection from the screen does not feel much different to the 990
That is awesome for a 450 class bike!

Although I have to adjust the angles of the lights a bit, they sure are powerful  :ricky:

At this point (I know its early days), I feel like I should have done this long ago already, instead of throwing money at the 990  :patch:
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2020, 07:34:26 pm »
Looking schweet and R/G true to form will sort you out with any problems  :thumleft:
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2020, 08:58:27 pm »
The bigger tank will round things off nicely, tried the heated grips yet ?
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2020, 09:05:54 pm »
The bigger tank will round things off nicely, tried the heated grips yet ?
Think so too, except, I dislike that nut cracker design of the 15L

Has not been cold enough for those heated grips yet.

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2020, 10:24:03 am »
The bigger tank will round things off nicely, tried the heated grips yet ?
Think so too, except, I dislike that nut cracker design of the 15L

Has not been cold enough for those heated grips yet.

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What tank is this ? Looks good to me
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2020, 10:40:41 am »
That's a 2016 tank.
The 2017+ use the stock tank shrouds, which is a great idea.
No need to have matching decals printed, which have a limited lifetime anyway.

This is what I meant:


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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2020, 04:28:01 pm »
@SparkMark 's bike
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2020, 04:36:50 pm »
That bike is really looking good, done with taste

 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2020, 04:42:18 pm »
Yip really looking good, are smaller plates allowed ?  :biggrin:
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