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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Alternative to fairing removal

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Iíve got a 2019 atas and Iíve got a gps and lights I want to wire up. I can take the fairings off but what a job!! Is there any other way other?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 02:34 AM
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I just did this on my 2019 AT DCT without removing the fairings or tank. I ran wires(inline fused) from the battery to a waterproof 40A relay that I mounted under the seat that is switched on/off from the unused accessory/alarm connector under the passenger seat. By removing the thin LH plastic side cover I was able to run two 14ga wires inside a small woven loom up under the tank and out the LH side of the steering stem along with the factory wiring loom. I mounted a small watertight (Eastern Beaver) three circuit fuse block (velcro mounted) against the inside of the fairing and used this distribution point for my accessory power/ usb, heated grips and power for my LED offload lights and GPS. This was not difficult to do at all.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 09:56 AM
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I'm in the same boat. I was able to get away without removing the fairing by mounting the GPS on the handlebar removing the top plastic cover at the front of the fuel tank; removing the side fairing and ran the lines basically along the left side of the bike, then by the battery and to under the seat where I have a PC8. It was a tight fit by the sub-frame by doing this method. I don't have room to put two more thick wires from the lights.

I might try the right side of the bike for the light's wires.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. Gives me hope. 😀
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First time taking the bike apart seems like a chore and a bit scary. It gets easier each time. It's really well designed and easy to remove once you know what you're doing.
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I have removed the front end once on my AT 2017 and it was slightly daunting for the first time. I must suggest using a container to place all screws into as the phillips screws are about two U.S. dollars a pop!! The next time should be easier and is due soon as I have been in the Southern California desert for a rally which means air filter replacement time.
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