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I put my Garmin Montana on the CTX tonight.

The larger diameter bars made most of my R-A-M parts useless, but I scavenged around and found enough parts to get it hooked up. It's not elegant, but it should be functional. I'll adjust the positioning a bit more after I ride with it.

I had a some trouble getting the cover back over the battery. It wouldn't go down on one corner.

I have to open it up again anyway. Everything worked when I tested it. But after I closed it up, I have no power at all. It's imitating the Trophy.

Garmin Montana on CTX - TennesseeSmith
 
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I took the cover off and realized that I must be nearly blind. I didn't hook the power cables up very well!

It's great now and I'll test it all out on the way to work tomorrow.

The corner of the cover still won't stay put. I'll ask the guys at the shop about it. The battery cover is not mounted when the bike ships. The shop puts that on as part of the setup. So they must know the trick.

I finally found the motivation to set the clock for the proper time zone. It had been on Central Time since I got it in Nashville.
 

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No power anywhere, or just no power to the Garmin?
I had power to the Garmin and the outlet for my heated jacket, but no power to the rest of the bike. I had carefully lined up the stuff I was adding, but managed to screw it all down without the main positive lead in place.

I need to quit doing this stuff in the dark. My eyes aren't what they were when I started working on bikes in the early '70s.
 

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I had power to the Garmin and the outlet for my heated jacket, but no power to the rest of the bike. I had carefully lined up the stuff I was adding, but managed to screw it all down without the main positive lead in place.

I need to quit doing this stuff in the dark. My eyes aren't what they were when I started working on bikes in the early '70s.
Sounds like something I would have done. In daylight, even :D

Glad it was something stupid. :)
 

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I rode the bike to work this morning in temperatures that ranged between 40 and 45 Fahrenheit. The electric jacket was very nice.

The Montana will need a slight adjustment to make it better when the sun is behind me. The speedo and the GPS were dead on from 40 to ...shhhh...

All I need now is the taller windshield and a big luggage rack to make this into the most awesome touring bike ever.
 
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I had a some trouble getting the cover back over the battery. It wouldn't go down on one corner.
Besides the windshield height (which is being taken care of as this is being written), this is my next big complaint. The way the totally useless left pocket is so loosely attached to the bike means that it flexes a lot more than it should, and I believe this causes the left inside panel (the one over the battery) to not line up properly once it has been removed. It could be, too, that I have some wires in there behind it that might be causing or at least contributing to this problem, and I will investigate that. (I admit I do have a number of items over toward the battery, including my garage door opener, the control module for my Photon Blaster lights, the battery Tender pigtail, and a fair amount of wires that could probably be shortened quite a bit.)

But that lower corner of the panel now sticks up from the surface of the fairing a good 1/4" or so, making it look VERY unattractive--like the fit and finish were not good. I keep pushing it back into place, but the next time I hit the smallest bump it pops right back up. I'm actually considering installing something behind it that would hold it down, like those "Dual Lock" reclosable fasteners from 3M.
 
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