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Centech AP-1 Aux. Power Fuse Panel

Have a 2002 LTC and planning to add some extras. Any hints on where to install the fuse panel or any other tips/lessons learned would be appreciated.

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Have a 2002 LTC and planning to add some extras. Any hints on where to install the fuse panel or any other tips/lessons learned would be appreciated.

Jim Yackley
Maryland's Eastern Shore

Jim,
If you didn't buy yet, I would recommend you to get the Centech AP-2.
It will give you key power and direct battery sources in one unit and I found that it is useful.
I have one install on my GS here:
http://www.viajareua.com/BMW_GS_Auxiliary_Lights.html
(it's for the Hella lights, but I also install the Centehc and you can see pictures there).

I also bought the wired centech from David at Esternbeaver
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...AP-2/ap-2.html
He does a very good job wiring ready for use.

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+1 on Centech and Eastern Beaver wiring loom (helpful if you're not a wiring type person).

I mounted my Centech in one of these trays above the battery.

http://www.ccmotorcycles.com/kboxorder.htm

If you do a search around the forum you'll find various other references to mounting etc. that I found extremely helpful when I installed mine.
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Jim,
If you didn't buy yet, I would recommend you to get the Centech AP-2.
It will give you key power and direct battery sources in one unit and I found that it is useful.
I have one install on my GS here:
http://www.viajareua.com/BMW_GS_Auxiliary_Lights.html
(it's for the Hella lights, but I also install the Centehc and you can see pictures there).

I also bought the wired centech from David at Esternbeaver
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...AP-2/ap-2.html
He does a very good job wiring ready for use.
Elton,
I'm wondering if the CENTECH 2 is still viable product. When I look at CENTECH's we site; http://www.centechwire.com/index.html The AP-2 is not listed in their product line and when I check your reference to Easternbeaver iit's shown as OUT OF STOCK. Wondering if you or anyone else knows if that product is available?

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Thanks for the info. I already purchased the AP-1 as all "new" stuff will be either removable or have its own switch. Your documentationtation and schematic were excellent. You could be a tech writer.
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Elton,
I'm wondering if the CENTECH 2 is still viable product. When I look at CENTECH's we site; http://www.centechwire.com/index.html The AP-2 is not listed in their product line and when I check your reference to Easternbeaver iit's shown as OUT OF STOCK. Wondering if you or anyone else knows if that product is available?
Centech is not very good at updating their website. I did a google of Centech AP-2 and got several hits of different sites that sell and have it in stock.
I installed two AP-1's on my new GT about 5 months ago to get the switched/unswitched capability and will probably order the new AP-2 and get rid of one of the AP-1's and a lot of wire.
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Elton,
I'm wondering if the CENTECH 2 is still viable product. When I look at CENTECH's we site; http://www.centechwire.com/index.html The AP-2 is not listed in their product line and when I check your reference to Easternbeaver iit's shown as OUT OF STOCK. Wondering if you or anyone else knows if that product is available?

Lynn,
google "centech ap-2" pop out many web sites selling it. Easternbeaver may have it soon as I was told that the new ap-2 was selling pretty good.
Now, I have no clue why centech web site won't show it there !! ???

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