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post #1 of 13 Old Feb 17th, 2010, 8:01 pm Thread Starter
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Fuseblocks which are best?

Due to a high degree of offseason farkelization, I have come to realize I need to
clean up the wiring jungle that has been created under the tupperware.

What I would like to know from those with accessory fuse blocks is, which are the better brands(if any are) and where the best prices may be.
Centech?
Touratech?
Painless?
So many choices, not sure which way to go. This would be for the 08GT(canbus)

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post #2 of 13 Old Feb 17th, 2010, 8:57 pm
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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

That's easy, Fuzeblock, designed and sold by a Long-Distance rider. Compact, covered, built-in ground bus, built-in relay, and you can switch any circuit from key-switched to always-live just by moving the fuse over. They ain't cheap, but they rock.

Your second question (which you'll be asking soon enough) is where to tap in the relay trigger. And that depends on when you want the fuse block to turn On/Off. Here are your options:

On with the key and Off ~60 seconds after the key - use the Red/White wire from the GPS accessory plug, located up in front of the battery.

On with the key and Off with the key - use either the extra power socket on the left side of the bike, or the parking light up near the headlight (for which there is a plug & play harness available).

On when the engine starts (as opposed to when the key is turned on) and Off with the key - use the Low Beam light feed, although this does require splicing in to the existing wiring.

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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

Thanks Ken, you reading my mind...lol
plug and play cnx from park light? sounds slick.......BMW?

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... On with the key and Off with the key - use either the extra power socket on the left side of the bike, or the parking light up near the headlight (for which there is a plug & play harness available). ...
I am still looking for the parking light plug & play harness. Does anyone have a link?
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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

You can get the harness that taps into the parking light at this link. It is available other places too, but Raffy is a good guy who has supported this site for over a decade now, so I like to support him back.

It says it's for a GS, but the GT has the same parking lights up front. The only difference is that the parking light bulb may not push quite as far back in as before, which is trivial.

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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

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You can get the harness that taps into the parking light at this link. It is available other places too, but Raffy is a good guy who has supported this site for over a decade now, so I like to support him back.

It says it's for a GS, but the GT has the same parking lights up front. The only difference is that the parking light bulb may not push quite as far back in as before, which is trivial.
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That's easy, Fuzeblock, designed and sold by a Long-Distance rider. Compact, covered, built-in ground bus, built-in relay, and you can switch any circuit from key-switched to always-live just by moving the fuse over. They ain't cheap, but they rock.
I have to disagree Ken, the Eastern beaver fuse block is built more robust then the Fuzeblock, I have had the main power screw terminal block on the fuzeblock delaminate from the circuit board and let me tell you, that is not something you want happening on a ride. The Eastern Beaver fuse block uses lug teminals, much better. It can be found here: http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...8.html#pc8only
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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

I hadn't seen the PC-8, but I've heard that Eastern Beaver makes good stuff, and that they're very helpful to work with. It looks like it does take a separate relay though.

Have you contacted Curt about your Fuzeblock problem? It seems like if it was secured properly and the wires zip-tied in place, there shouldn't be much stress at that point.

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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

Ken, your buddy is out of stock on the wiring harness, gr8 idea, especially the current prevention for backflow, will wait until more in stock.

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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

FYI...good folks...

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48495
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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

Once again, so many choices, but leaning towards Fuzeblock for versatility in switched or not and built in relay and housing and size. Not rated as high capacity wise as some, but should be enuff for me....Thanks all.

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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

Don't forget to look at Centech,with the AP1 relay set up - I got it on mine works well

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Re: Fuseblocks which are best?

Hello all

Found this in the search and was wondering if anyone has a picture of their setup? I have a 2005 KLT, and am thinking of adding a block, maybe I can get a look at some at STC this year.

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