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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #20 on: 09 January, 2019, 02:11:38 PM »
Givi Racks are installed.  Ventura rack and OE luggage racks are awaiting re-sale.  I had to purchase some passenger grab handles as they did not come with the bike.

In addition to being most of the way toward accessing the cylinder head for a spark plug and valve clearance check, I've got the fairing off and am working on adding GPS power,  a waterproof cigar-lighter socket and coax socket (I have USB chargers and battery tenders fitted with the matching plug), a voltmeter/temp gauge, heated grips and driving lights.  Still waiting for parts for the last two to arrive.  I've also got a pair of compact H7 LED's on the way.  Depending how the beam pattern from those looks, I may re-configure the wiring so both headlamps operate as low beam and the driving lamps are the high beam.  Nobody cares about the technical legality of this arrangement here so if it works well, that's all I need to care about.

One of the previous owners left me a gift of a Kisan Signal Minder which I found next to the stock flasher module, so the Tiger has self-canceling turn signals (hadn't noticed before.)

I found a Jack-b-quick driving lamp bracket on close-out so that is installed, awaiting the lamps.

Does anyone know a source for the matching plug for the three-pin heated grip socket?  I can easily cut the current plug off and use something else but making a plug-in pigtail to connect everything to would be the more elegant solution I think.
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #22 on: 10 January, 2019, 03:27:08 AM »
I searched eBay and some other sites for easily an hour and the cheapest I found was about $7.  You gave me one for just over $1. right away.  Thanks!
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #23 on: 10 January, 2019, 12:18:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by slartidbartfast [+]
I searched eBay and some other sites for easily an hour and the cheapest I found was about $7.  You gave me one for just over $1. right away.  Thanks!
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #24 on: 10 January, 2019, 12:49:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by slartidbartfast [+]

Does anyone know a source for the matching plug for the three-pin heated grip socket?  I can easily cut the current plug off and use something else but making a plug-in pigtail to connect everything to would be the more elegant solution I think.

I am using the 3-pin heated grip connector to power some accessories on my Tiger. On the '07-'12 Tigers. That connector has a positive and negative live feed for the heated grip power and a switched positive that is used to trigger the relay built into the wiring harness supplied with in the heated grip kit. The switched trigger wire is tapped off the headlight so be careful if you use it to power other accessories. If you blow the fuse for the headlights you find the bike will not start as the starter relay is on the same circuit. I purchased a plug and play harness from Easter Beaver (yes, real name :002:) that has a relay that switches the grip circuit like the Triumph grip kit harness. It's for bikes that don't have the factory heated grips.

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Bike_Specific/Triumph/thgktriumph.html
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #25 on: 10 January, 2019, 03:18:09 PM »
I saw that harness from EB and was wondering if the relay is just switching the power from the unswitched feed?  i.e.there is no new power feed from the battery.
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #26 on: 11 January, 2019, 12:44:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by slartidbartfast [+]
I saw that harness from EB and was wondering if the relay is just switching the power from the unswitched feed?  i.e.there is no new power feed from the battery.

Yes that's what it does, the unswitched feed (purple wire) powers the heated grips, GPS, and accessory socket. It is fuse #3/10A. The switched relay trigger wire (blue/red wire) is on fuse #1/15A which feeds the main (hi) beams, dip (low) beams, and starter relay. I have the optional accessory socket which is used for a heated jacket liner and the heated grip connector with the EB harness is powering my GPS and radar detector. I wanted a switched feed for those and since I don't have heated grips I used that connector. Even with the heated jacket liner, gps, and radar detector running at the same time, fuse #3 has never blown.
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #27 on: 11 January, 2019, 02:14:38 AM »
Thanks!

I was studying the wiring diagram and the unswitched power to all three accessory outlets comes via the same fuse.  I am going to have several things hooked up but unless I opt to do as you have done and use the under-tank outlet to power my heated gear (already have a direct-to-battery connector for that) the grips will be the highest current draw at probably no more than 2.5A.  That will leave plenty for a GPS unit and a couple of chargers.
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #28 on: 31 January, 2019, 08:05:53 PM »
Electrical parts have been arriving.  I have a couple of spare 2-pin (accessory) plugs in my hand but am still waiting for the 3-pin heated grip plug and relay to arrive.

Meanwhile, I got hold of some compact, fanless H7 LED's. They fit easily inside the housing with no modification and are quite a bit brighter. I'm not sure they are going to last long, however, because the heatsink reached 230F (110C) within about 15 or 20 minutes - and that was in cool weather without the cover in place. Fortunately they were very cheap and I'd suggest they have proved the concept as the beam pattern is pretty much unchanged from stock.



If (when) this fries itself, I'll probably try again using fanless LED's with the flexible webbing strap type of heatsink.  I have some of those in my KTM and they have worked without issue for 20,000 miles.

I also got some pricier but really nicely made 30W LED spots that I am planning to wire up as a high beam (with both headlamps re-wired/re-aimed to come on together as low beam.) These lights are awesome and I believe they will do the job nicely.
« Last Edit: 31 January, 2019, 08:10:04 PM by slartidbartfast »
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #29 on: 05 February, 2019, 05:47:20 AM »
I'm jumping around between tasks a bit - but have the cam cover off and checked valve clearances.  All are somewhere between max clearance and half way point so while they're not all the same, they are all in spec so I'm going to leave them alone.

New Iridium plugs are waiting to go in and I'll be capping the air injection ports while I'm at it.

Is it advisable to re-use the cam cover gasket? - it came off stuck to the cover and appears to be in decent condition.
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