Gee, and I thought the “PARK-mode” 12V hot accessory connection idea was such a clever work-around than actually having to engineer one, were it even possible as it turns out. Any event, just goes to show when an idea takes hold, its hard to let it go and who knows, - maybe I won’t. It is ironic that the possibility for a park-mode 12V hot connection was right there when the bike was rolled out of assembly, just waiting for someone to stumble on it, thank you very much. And warranty, - how could Brammo use that to void the warranty when Brammo provided the configuration?! Then again there’s not a warranty out there that can’t be voided by the small print, so doesn’t matter. If you want to play you gotta pay. The ONLY thing I will have done should I decide to proceed with the alarm project is having pulled the 5 amp "running lights" fuse so the lights aren't illuminated when the ignition is in "Park-mode" and they are otherwise illuminated. I don't ride at night or in marginal daylight visibility conditions.
I acknowledge my error about not being able to engage the steering lock when in park-mode which I thought was on the clockwise side of the steering lock ignition index. Actually, never got around to using the parking light feature and so never paid much attention to it before now. But the fact I was wrong turns out to be a bonus in the circumstance as I didn’t want to forfeit the steering lock for the parking-mode 12V hot accessory possibility.
As for a truck rear-ending me in marginal visibility conditions, besides the fact I’m a fair weather flyer, I’m a thousand times more likely to get pulverized by some texting idiot who never saw me before I was a spot on its windscreen, much less noticing I didn’t have a tail light. But thanks for your concern.
……………. “pounding Brammo”, - point taken.
& BTW, - I can confirm the 12V accessory connection does in fact provide voltage when the ignition index is in “Park”, and no instrument lights are illuminated on my tach and nothing on the LED module, - blank/blank. Also remembered this morning when I was checking out whether there was juice going to the accessory plug, that I didn’t remove any bulbs, but had rather pulled the 5 amp “running lights” fuse as suggested by, yes, - Brammo when I complained about all the lights on during charging. No names mentioned.
The only lights illuminated on my 2014 Empulse in Park-mode now are the flashing green LED’s on the battery stack left side as when the ignition is on or the charger plugged in. Would like to know what those lights are about if anyone describe the function/purpose. Also there’s a black plastic (Bakelite type) box aft and slightly lower than the charging port that gets just warm to the touch, and you can hear clicking inside as though switching is going on when the ignition powers up. The box is normally covered by the cowling surrounding the top charging port cowl. Would like to know what’s going on with the box as well. As a point of identification, there’s a wiring harness with quite a few small wires that plugs into the box rearend just above where the front of the seat would be on the forward slope up to the charging port.
I plan to watch the battery SoC for power consumption next few days with nothing plugged into the 12V accessory to see what the draw looks like. A step at a time.[/size]