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Finally adding an Auxiliary Power Fuse Panel - Centech

I have been putting this off for about 4-5 years and it is way past time..... Too many wires on my battery. Any hints or suggestions before I rewire the options? Seems simple enough except for the clearance under the seat. Attached is the one I was going to go with, unless there are better ones to use. This one sells for around $50.00.

Seems I remember reading about one that cost a little more, but has switched and un-switched terminals.
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Re: Finally adding an Auxiliary Power Fuse Panel - Centech

Dan,
I installed the Centech AP-1 & managed to squeeze it in below the pre-load adjuster & held in place using velcro. i used some extra wire length to allow to get it out of the way when required.

There is also this unit that looks very good. http://www.fuzeblocks.com/

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Dan,
I installed the Centech AP-1 & managed to squeeze it in below the pre-load adjuster & held in place using velcro. i used some extra wire length to allow to get it out of the way when required.

There is also this unit that looks very good. http://www.fuzeblocks.com/

Phil,

Yes, the Fuseblocks.com was what I was thinking about with it's built in relay. It has 6 inputs though vs. the 8 of the Centech. Both look good.

From a Search - From Hans: ( I like this, under the passinger seat with a lot more room)

All of my fuses and relays are under the passenger seat, two allen screws and the seat is of, putting all of your wires inside a split plastic harness is good advice but you don't need to route everything under the gas tank, there is a lot of room under the left side of your stingray that's where a lot of the factory wiring and plugins are. (you will have to remove the left side tupperware to access it)

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Re: Finally adding an Auxiliary Power Fuse Panel - Centech

As usual I went the opposite way LOL
Seeing as how nearly all my accessories are up front, I ran a single larger gauge wire up to the nose where I distributed the power... Yes, I will have to remove the nose should I ever need to replace a fuse but I only have one wire running up there to numerous accessories including my lighting.
In addition with less of that smaller gauge wire running around... the likeliness of a fuse blowing is lower....
I suppose there is nothing I couldn't live without for a few minutes work as well....

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As usual I went the opposite way LOL
Seeing as how nearly all my accessories are up front, I ran a single larger gauge wire up to the nose where I distributed the power... Yes, I will have to remove the nose should I ever need to replace a fuse but I only have one wire running up there to numerous accessories including my lighting.
In addition with less of that smaller gauge wire running around... the likeliness of a fuse blowing is lower....
I suppose there is nothing I couldn't live without for a few minutes work as well....

I like your idea until you have a problem........

Copied from a previous question:

Re: How to remove the nose cone?

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Jim in Renton sent me a link on nosecone removal. Following is the text provided by Mark Neblett in the HOW. Raffy's suggestion in the above post about NOT having to remove the fairings should apply and save some time.

From Mark Neblett:

Let's see if I can summarize this:

1. Remove L&R upper fairing panels (including mirrors and under mirror winglets).

2. Remove windshield -- two plastic screw covers (grab insides and pull/rotate outboard until they pop! off), then remove four 3mm Allens (don't loose rubber washers between windshield and support brackets).

3. Remove dash panel
-- pry out dash light anbd remove T25 torx screw hidden behind light
-- remove four T25s around lower periphery of dash cover
-- remove two T25s (one on each side) at top of windshield arm slots
-- lift dash cover off

4. Prepare nose for removal
-- remove headlight adjuster knob -- remove phillips screw in side of knob, pull off knob, remove hex nut under and washers behind knob (remember order and orientation of pieces for reassembly), pull headlight cable shaft back through dash panel
-- disconnect headlight plug at left rear of housing (press retaining clip in and pull off)
-- disconnect air temp sensor under headlight housing
-- pull out rubber parking light bulb holder from bottom of housing
-- remove two T25 screws from each (L&R) bottom edge of the nose fairing
-- remove two 4 mm Allen-headed mirror mounting studs from each (L&R) side of the nose fairing

5. Remove nose fairing
-- remove last T25 screw at top front center of the nose (normally hidden by the dash cover) -- HOLD/SUPPORT the nose!
-- standing directly in front of the nose, slowly draw the fairing straight forward, while helping guide the headlight adjuster cable out of its S-shaped path from dash to headlight. Remember the path for reinstallation.
-- have a soft towel read to set the fairing down on to avoid scratches

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Re: Finally adding an Auxiliary Power Fuse Panel - Centech

Hey dan
That looks like a nice fuse block, on my 2002 LT I installed a Blue Sea fuse block (Marine supply store)
they come in a six and twelve fuse size. I went for the big one and never got to use all the spaces.

One thing I would like to recommend,
since you're going to have to run a heavy gauge wire from the battery to the fuse block,
spend a couple more bucks and install a main fuse before the fuse block,
when I lift my front seat the main fuse sticks out from just under the back seat
and by pulling this fuse I disconnect all of my accessories, farkles and auxiliary lights,
it's been very useful a couple of times already.


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I have been putting this off for about 4-5 years and it is way past time..... Too many wires on my battery. Any hints or suggestions before I rewire the options? Seems simple enough except for the clearance under the seat. Attached is the one I was going to go with, unless there are better ones to use. This one sells for around $50.00.

Seems I remember reading about one that cost a little more, but has switched and un-switched terminals.
EZY Mount makes a pre-wired kit with a relay already wired... Think all you have to do is run the Pos and Neg to the battery and you're done.

Comes with directions as to where best to mount it for your bike etc..

Wa going to buy one myself but already spent the money for the AP1 and the Relay and muddled through by myself. May go back to him for the Nautilus horn though.

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Hey dan
That looks like a nice fuse block, on my 2002 LT I installed a Blue Sea fuse block (Marine supply store)
they come in a six and twelve fuse size. I went for the big one and never got to use all the spaces.

One thing I would like to recommend,
since you're going to have to run a heavy gauge wire from the battery to the fuse block,
spend a couple more bucks and install a main fuse before the fuse block,
when I lift my front seat the main fuse sticks out from just under the back seat
and by pulling this fuse I disconnect all of my accessories, farkles and auxiliary lights,
it's been very useful a couple of times already.
That just sounds like "a solution looking for a problem"
Just giving you sh1t
With all due respect to your gray haired...ness....
No seriously... no disrespect intended... I honestly look at all mods as adding a potential problem....

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That just sounds like "a solution looking for a problem"
Just giving you sh1t
With all due respect to your gray haired...ness....
No seriously... no disrespect intended... I honestly look at all mods as adding a potential problem....
That's alright, I "dish out" a fair amount of sarcasm on this forum,
so I better be able to take some.

I assume you're referring to my comments regarding the external fuel filter mod.

Whenever I consider a modification I usually factor in that the BMW engineers are a lot smarter than I am
and have a lot more resources.

Over the years I've learned that when they do something
(even though it might not make any sense to me)
they have a reason and have thought it out very well.

Adding an additional fuse is not only a convenience, it is also another safeguard,
kinda like leaving a high pressure fuel line and filter inside the tank.


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