How to mount a CLS200µ on a BMW F650GS
Mounting the CLS200µ is not difficult thanks to the very detailed
|Additional tools you'll need:|
Anything else you need, is shipped with the CLS200µ.
- a drilling machine
- 3.5 and 10 mm drill
- torx wrenches from your BMW toolbox
Click the pic for a shipment list.
For mounting the system, you have to remove the seat and the tank dummy covers.
And now see, how I did it.
I placed under the seat on the motormanagement box. I'm not quite sure, if this
is really a good place, since higher temperatures may affect the built-in temperature sensor.
I'll see. The rotary switch (11a) I mounted in the cockpit, the lead from the blackbox to
the switch (blue line) I routed through the tunnel on the left tank dummy fairing, leading air to the
left radiator. BTW, there's a plug in the lead (blue arrow), so you
always can completely remove the cover.
The power leads I routed between airfilter and oiltank to the battery.
The oil tank (12) found a place in the tail trunk.
oil pipe (16) I routed between fuel tank and frame tube down to swingarm axle, fixed it with a
cable tie on the rear brake hose, and then below the swingarm to end point in the middle of
the sprocket, with the holders (4) and (5) fixing it.
It's simple, as you see, you should be through with the work in roughly 1 or 1.5 hours.
The most tricky thing is to initially adjust the oil flow, but it's described in detail
in the installation manual, so it's easy at last.
What I can say up to now, after 24000 km of experience, the system works fine.
- The green led doesn't burn permanently, it flashes in 15 seconds
intervals on switch position 5. This is normal!
- Unlike described in the manual, on my CLS the permanent open position of the rotary switch
was on the far left position, and closed position was on the far right. This led to some irritations ... ;-)
Most obviously, this was caused by a certain misconnection inside the black box. Frank sent
me another rotary switch, which he also had "mis-wired", and now everything is working
as described in the manual. Just to remind: This doesn't affect the functionality!
- The shipped oil filter should be placed between oil flow adjuster and black box.
I placed it directly behind the oil tank, which most probably led to a problem I
currently have: Oil is dripping out even if the engine is not running. According to
Frank, this may be caused by a particle possibly coming out of the oil flow adapter,
blocking the magnetic valve inside the black box in open position. Frank's suggestion
for solution: Rinse the black box the opposite way with paraffin (kerosene). I'll
try it the next days ... BTW: A big praise for Frank: Half an hour after sending
my "help needed" mail I had his response ...