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Easy installation using the GPS unit.
Thanks for the pics (from Roger, New Zealand)
Installation notes from Roger:
Some fitting notes:
I mounted the control unit between the handle bar mounts using some strips of dual lock (Photos 10 & 11).
Then ran the cable down to and along the frame under the tank and under the riders seat to the back of the bike.
There’s just enough slack in the cable to avoid stretching the cable when the bars are moved left and right.
The Morini has a separate seat for the pillion which comes off just by using the key whereas the rider’s seat needs an Allen key (hex key). So I wanted to try to fit all the components under the pillion seat to make it easy to refill the oil container.
I mounted the pump against the righthand side of the fuse box and strapped it to the fuse box with a cable tie. (Photo 7) The pump outlet is pointing forward and comes out just under the rider’s seat. The pump inlet and two wires are pointing towards the back of the bike.
Next I mounted the GPS unit on top of the fuse box again using cable ties (x2). The fuse box is rubber with a rubber lid and two little straps to hold it closed. (Photos 8 & 9) I thought it best not to use duallock here because if the GPS unit needed to be removed, pulling it off would probably break the lid straps. The only downside with this location for the GPS is that the cable ties would have to be cut and the GPS unit lifted out of the way to check the fuses. But there wasn’t any other space under the pillion seat.
I then mounted the junction box using a piece of duallock stuck to a flat area right at the rear of the compartment. I checked where all the wires would go and then drilled four holes in the junction box. (Photo 6). Then I wired it up making sure there was just enough slack in the wires in order to take the box partially out in order to screw the lid on. [I noticed there was a white wire coming out of the controller cable with nowhere to go. Should this have been cut off?)
I then slid the oil bottle down behind and underneath the fuse box and in front of the junction box. Only millimetres to spare! Some of the bikes wiring had to be pushed to the left to get the bottle in. The bottle sits at a 45 degree angle with the oil pickup at the lowest point inside the container. It is held in place with a strip of duallock on the bottle and on the cross member of the frame. (Photos 2 & 5).
I then fitted the oiler prongs to the underneath of the swingarm and ran the oil line from the pump outlet down to the oiler prongs. (Photo 4) Note that I pre-drilled the holes in the swingarm for the two screws with an ordinary drill rather than trying to drill with the screws themselves. The wall thickness of the swingarm means that the threaded section of the screw would strip the thread in the swingarm before the pointed end of the screw broke through the wall of the swingarm.
I did have a small problem getting those little plastic clamps for the oil line to stick onto the swingarm even though I’d cleaned the surface with alcohol. So I had to re-route the oil line to keep it well out of the way of the chain with only one of the plastic clamps.
Photo 3 shows the setup before connecting up to the power. There is an electrical joiner in the compartment that supplies power to the number plate light and the rear blinkers. (Photo 2) I connected into the yellow (+) and black (-) number plate wires (Photo 1).
I then switched the bike on and the controller lit up and went through its process. Then I filled the oil line as per the instructions (holding the + button down till the pump stop and repeating this until oil came out of the prongs.
So it’s all ready to go. Great little unit! Just waiting for some half-decent weather now to see how it goes.
Nelson, New Zealand