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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #15 Gepost op: 18-12-2020, 20:21 »
So I've been trying to get the wiring all sorted.
It seems like my FE does not have the indicator wiring..
So I had to improvise a bit by adding an led indicator unit etc.
Also, the main harness seemed a bit too short, so I ended up splitting it in to parts and running both sections up both sides of the frame.

Once I got some extra precious cm's extra, I had enough to group everything nicely behind the provided cover.

Must say, it's a nice touch to have that included in the kit.

Check it out:













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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #16 Gepost op: 18-12-2020, 21:26 »
Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #17 Gepost op: 19-12-2020, 10:06 »
Aargh!

I ran into some difficulties last night.
1 - the bottom spotlight won't fit properly, as the tower's inside bottom corner is too narrow.
- to 'remedy' this, I removed some material from the spotlight's heatsync. Still have to remove more.

2 - the supplied screen and side covers don't match :(
The mounting holes don't line up and the front fender hits the side panel when turning the handlebars.

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.

The last picture shows the difference between 2017 a d 2020

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













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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #18 Gepost op: 19-12-2020, 10:18 »
Radegarage is currently out of stock on the 2017 and 2020 kits, but when they have stock again, I will attempt to have them send me a 2017 screen and 2020 side panels.

I will see what works/looks best and send back what I won't use.

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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #19 Gepost op: 19-12-2020, 11:30 »
Nice build! I've shopped at Rade garage this year and in my experience they do give a very deticated support and answer questions quickly.


Please keep sharing pictures and experiences. I'm very curious how this screen affects the handling and feel of ypur bike as I'm still in doubt to build a comparable screen on my Husaberg fe 570, in weight a quite similar bike.
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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #20 Gepost op: 19-12-2020, 14:18 »
Cool, will do!
570.. That thing is a beast. :)

So seeing as I now have unused holes in the screen, I might as well put them to use.

The kit comes with meh looking led blinkers, so I made up a couple brackets to mount them.

Doesn't match my ultimate intentions but OK for now





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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #21 Gepost op: 19-12-2020, 14:25 »
So this kit also includes a GPS bracket of sorts.

Im happy with how it's mounting my gpsmap. Nice line of sight and feels sturdy.

I will be mounting my phone in the space below - so that I can charge it off the bike.

I covered the crossbar with some fabric tape, used for harnesses. It works well as it provides good grip for the GPS mounting too

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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #22 Gepost op: 19-12-2020, 14:32 »
Of course there were no indicator switch or rear indicators either.

I bought some led switcher off Amazon, and mounted it under the seat.

I prefer the DRC flush mount indicators but I can't find them in the EU.




So I had to settle for this:



LED relay:



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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #23 Gepost op: 19-12-2020, 18:12 »
Isn't that 3" GPS screen a bit too small? I wanted to go for 5" but decided my Montana's 4" is just good enough. 3 inch... man!
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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #24 Gepost op: 19-12-2020, 18:35 »
Personal preference I guess :)

Im a fan of them, especially the 64s

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Re: Fe501 rally build
« Reactie #25 Gepost op: 21-12-2020, 00:59 »
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 realized 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.




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.


Post Merge: 21-12-2020, 22:28

ff een update vanaf Radegarage:


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."

wolfSkaap: "...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 let’s have a try.

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


Vond ik heel aardig van Radegarage  ;)