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    Eastern Beaver PC8 Installation
    on: December 22, 2023, 08:37:54 pm
    December 22, 2023, 08:37:54 pm
    I just picked up my Transalp on the 15th and am in the process of making it mine.  Part of that is the installation of an Eastern Beaver PC8 that I received today.  I would ask this question of EB but they are closed at this time and not likely available until after the weekend.  ! received the order today and went to install, but one part is different from the picture online and I have not been able to identify where this is supposed to plug in on the bike, and my shop manual has not arrived yet.  The part is the wire to pick up the switched-on power when the key is turned on and is in the attached.  Could you tell me where to look for the plug-in location?  Thanks.


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    Re: Eastern Beaver PC8 Installation
    Reply #1 on: December 22, 2023, 11:13:27 pm
    December 22, 2023, 11:13:27 pm
    Pardon my ignorance but what is a PC8?

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    Re: Eastern Beaver PC8 Installation
    Reply #2 on: December 22, 2023, 11:34:04 pm
    December 22, 2023, 11:34:04 pm
    Eastern Beaver ( https://easternbeaver.com/ )  makes really high quality circuit management products for those of us who like electronics.  Keeps things clean wiring-wise and in a compact format manages up to 8 auxiliary circuits with one lead off of the battery.  Quite compact.  I have installed them on several bikes.  I came to the conclusion that they just sent me the wrong lead for tapping into the auxiliary lead under the seat as the one pictured on the site for the Transalp is clearly correct.  Good stuff, didn't take long to install, and now as I add GPS, Cell Charge, Driving lights, etc. I can neatly plug the wires in and add the appropriate fuse.   

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    Re: Eastern Beaver PC8 Installation
    Reply #3 on: January 23, 2024, 02:32:09 pm
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    I think the part you have taps into the white plug at the back of the bike under the seat and supplies the power for the rear number plate and therefore is a switched power supply? the white plug goes into a  connector with orange /blue /white plugs.  the orange and blue are for the indicators.

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    Re: Eastern Beaver PC8 Installation
    Reply #4 on: January 23, 2024, 02:59:47 pm
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    Correct, it took me a while to find the bloody thing.

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    Re: Eastern Beaver PC8 Installation
    Reply #5 on: January 23, 2024, 03:15:52 pm
    January 23, 2024, 03:15:52 pm
    that made me giggle, I found it by mistake trying to find a way to thread my Givi topbox led light back into the bike!!!  It's not obvious at all.

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    Re: Eastern Beaver PC8 Installation
    Reply #6 on: January 23, 2024, 05:16:49 pm
    January 23, 2024, 05:16:49 pm
    Funny thing that!  For that was exactly how I found it.  I had temporarily patched the PC8 in using the Aux power harness on the port side, but connecting to the light wire was much better in the long run.