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Motogadget m-unit

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Sarah, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Sarah

    Sarah maxim-um fun

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    Hey all! I was just wondering if anyone here has a motogadget m unit on any of their bikes.

    I busted my fuse block, and I ran across the m unit looking for a new one. I am super intrigued by the new M-Unit Blue in particular.

    Anyway, if anyone here has any experience with any of the m-unit models please let me know your thoughts about it! I'm definitely interested to know how installation went, how well the features work (or not), problems with it, etc..

    Thanks!
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    10 minutes to install a new fuse block.
    Based on what I've read from the two people on here who have used the M unit; several hours (or more) to install it and get everything to work reliably.
     
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    mlew Well-Known Member

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    20$ for a new fuse block or 400$ for the M-unit. I know which way I would go. I'm with K-moe, 10 minutes and 20$
     
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  5. Sarah

    Sarah maxim-um fun

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    The fuse block I broke isn't the original, it's a newer blade style fuse block, so yes I know it would be very easy to swap it out for another. It has 6 slots and a waterproof cover, was $5 @ NAPA. One of the tabs for one of the fuses broke off. I wasn't using all 6 slots anyway, so I switched the broken fuse to the empty fuse slot and now everything is working again. So technically I don't really need a new one at all, unless or until I want to add more accessories to my bike. That would be $0. Price isn't the point here.

    I'm interested more in the other features the m-unit blue would add to the bike, specifically.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    The info is scattered across several threads. This search result should get you a good overview.
    m-unit site:xjbikes.com

    I understand the appeal, and ave considered using it myself. But I don't see how the results justify the expense, particularly with an already wired motorcycle.
     
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    every time i hear about those things i try to find a reason why i should have one. but the more i read the more reasons i find not to want one.
     
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    Thanks! I tried to do a site search but I didn't get most of these results.

    I hear ya'll about the price of these things, it's definitely a lot of money and I wouldn't fork over the retail price for it, either. I'm way too cheap (and poor) for that! I LOVE to bargain shop, though, so if I do buy an M-unit some day it will be either because it was significantly discounted, or used.
     
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    Hi All,

    I have an original fuse box with a broken fuse holder tab and have decided to rewire the entire bike and include a m.unit blue.
    This is more of a fun lock down project, than a necessity. Phase 1 will be the m.unit with an entirly new custom wiring harness. Controls, throttle and choke level. Phase 2 will be Headlight, indicators and a custom box to replace the tale splash guard. Then I hope to replace the gauges.

    I'm not using the M.button, but have installed 6 push button switches in place of the original controls.

    I've stripped the wiring for the Ignition, Coils and Rec/Reg etc from the main harness. However will customise the main harness so I will be able to re-install all the original items should I wish, by simply plugging in the seperated items.

    I'll post it all once I'm done.
     

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