Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fernandina Beach, FL, USA
Battery change and wire jungle clean up
Prior to leaving on my cross county ride to the BMWMOA rally I thought it prudent to change my original OEM BMW battery.
I firmly believe in the "if it ain't broke ,don't fix it" rule but discression being the better part of being stranded in Monument Valley I thought it worth the effort & expense.
Like most of us we have attached several add-ons to our positive & negative post, in my case I had 4, heated clothing, PIAA lights, a Ducati light mod and 2 additional lights. One can never have too much light! I had slowly grown a wire jungle under my seat.
The Tampa dealer sells a fuse block assembly, can't recall the trade name, to eliminate unnecessary connections to the positive post. Just one large gauge insulated wire with 6
fused locations to attach accessories.
I located the fuse block just behind and slightly below the ride adjustment assembly. The fuse block comes with 2, 3M double-stuck velcro type assemblies. I mounted the fuse block on the fender area of the rear tire.
The wire clean up was helped by my ability to remove all those bulky in-line fuse assemblies and replace them with ATC type fuses in the fuse block.
I hope the pictures are helpful.