Blue Sea 5025...

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Komet, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    I've noticed a couple of folks using these things and am considering the same for my new 1200GS...quick question...are you folks just strapping them into the tool compartment or more of a permanent type mount?
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  2. JimVonBaden

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  3. onewheelwunder

    onewheelwunder are we there yet?

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    the strap works fine but I put a couple of sheetrock screws of varying length thru the provided holes in the fuse block. Be careful of the relays and other electrical wizadry underneath the tool tray. I also stashed my tire patch kit underneath it. If ever need it I can just unscrew it with multi tool.
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  4. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Wonder how a little velcro patch would suffice?
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  5. kdude

    kdude Happy to be here !

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    I strap.... works perfect, easy to pull out to clean.
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  6. Belg

    Belg Long timer

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    Strappin and happy...
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  7. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I strap mine in too. Makes it easy to lift if I need to get to stuff that is under it.
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  8. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    :nod

    Mine is strapped there too, plus I have the Touratech "canbus helper" sitting just below it, which I use to power switched gadgets that I want turned off with the ignition key.
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  9. Hotspice

    Hotspice Satellites not acquired

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    What, no fuse from the battery + to the 5025 :brow ??

    That's actually how I have mine wired but I'm worried about it shorting out..
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  10. JimVonBaden

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    I know it is supposed to be close to the battery, but I placed it further along and under the fuse box, along with a relay to power it when the key is on.

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  11. Hotspice

    Hotspice Satellites not acquired

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    I've seen your pic a few times and never looked close enough to see that you relay the whole block..

    Not a bad way to eliminate turning off a bunch of gadgets when you are done with the bike.
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  12. JimVonBaden

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    Helps me not to forget, and kill the battery!

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  13. HasBean

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    I used the Centech since it's smaller and mounted it to the tool tray with some smal screws.
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  14. MudMan_79

    MudMan_79 Adrenaline Junkie

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    would it be alright if you explained how you run your wiring for both the canbus helper and the blue sea?
    Howzabout a few pics please? :D
    I'm an electrical numbnuts... really could do with a lil help here. Thanks mate.
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  15. JimVonBaden

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  16. Dan-M

    Dan-M Long timer

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    +1

    Compact, nicely made unit.
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  17. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    Another option would the be the Eastern Beaver PC-8. I'm not crazy about how the Fuzeblock uses screw terminals for the input power and ground leads. The PC-8 also has an external relay, 8 outputs vs 6 on the Fuzeblock, and a max capacity of up to 50A. Just my $0.02.
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  18. JimVonBaden

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    It really depends on what you are planning to use it for, and your relative skill level. The PC8 takes more room, and has more complicated wiring. The Fuzeblock is compact, easy to wire, and well known as reliable.

    An external relay is not necessarily a plus, unless you tend to heavily load your fuse box. The screw terminals have not proven to be an issue so far, at least in the last several years.

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  19. Reislust

    Reislust Still alive

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    Decided to post a few pics of my Blue Sea 5025 2006 1200GS install. I wanted a completely removable bracket that would not require any screw holes and left room below for relays as well as minimal clearance from seat. I have no need for the laughable GS tool kit so utilized that space. :D
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    bracket is .063 aluminum
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    Holes tapped to prevent screws hanging down below.
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    Fits like a glove and took about 30 minutes to fab.
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    Will be adding some tie down anchors for cleanliness sake prior to install in the bike. Will take some more pics after install.
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  20. JimVonBaden

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    Very clean!:deal

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