Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
I installed my CQ last night. I used the plastic "shelf" that a lot of you have used for the ballast, and then used the doublestick tape and mounted the ignitor to what I believe is the cruise control box. Two questions: 1. In keeping the wiring away from the stock wiring, if I want to run power back to my fuse box (in lieu of hooking into the factory wiring), how do I keep those power wires away from other wiring? It appears, after taking off my tupperware, that there are only a couple of routes back to the battery and they all seem to be full of wiring. 2. Do you think that there is a problem with mounting the ignitor to the cruise control box? This is the black box right next to the shelf (in front of it) that is vertical... the ignitor is stuck to the inside of it (towards the center of the bike) but thankfully it doesn't appear that I am going to have any clearance issues with the forks.
Okay, 3rd question... how important do you feel it is to run separate wiring back to my key controlled fuse box? Is the headlight on-off that happens when you hit the starter button really that much of a problem to worry about, or can these things handle it? I was going to run "clean" power back to my fuse box until you all scared me about having the wires away from everything else. Thanks!
Bob Holthaus - St. Louis, MO - '03 K1200GT - Lite Buddies - MV Adjustable Risers - V1 - Mix-It2 - FIAMM's - CQ HID - Zumo 550 - PIAA 004XT - Custom LED front markers - Aeroflow Tall Sport Screen