Centech AP2 installation locations, GS/GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Steve G., Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    So I've just recieved my Centech AP-2 fuse panel and AP-130R relay, thanks to the boys at BestRest http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-50-centech-ap-2-fuse-panel.aspx so I can wire in my Piaa light kit. The wiring looks very straight forward, but, for such a big bike, there doesn't seem to be very many locations to mount the AP-2 and still have fairly easy access to it.
    Just wondering if any of you guys have found a good place to bolt this thing down?


    Steve
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  2. dang

    dang Been here awhile

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    There is a bracket just under the aft end of the fuel tank which holds the diagnostic plug. Somewhere on here a clever fellow has posted a pattern for a panel bracket which attaches there. It's close to the battery so there is little voltage drop in the primary cable and generally central to various aux loads.

    Someone makes a commercial plate which fits there too. Cyclenutz perhaps?

    Oh, here you go.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110062

    and here is the commercial version,
    http://www.cyclenutz.com/products/e.../accessory_fuse_block_mount_r1150gs_more.html
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  3. mikegc

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    I put mine in the removable try that holds the stock toolkit. I also placed the Centech supplied relay in the tray and accessed power for it via the accessory plug just below the tray. I still use the original toolkit case as a cover for the Centech & relay.

    Mike
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  4. PotatoHead

    PotatoHead It's only potato...

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    I put mine (on a 2007 GS) on a piece of clear plastic shaped to fit on top of the tool tray, so that I keep a bit of space underneath for tool and fuse storage.

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    You can see the container holding extra fuses and a red "bit holder" underneath the clear plastic. Bought the fuse and relay from http://www.easternbeaver.com/
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  5. Steve G.

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    Great picture! I've got free access to up to 1/2" thick lexan. I'm going to do the same thing.
    Thanks guys!

    Steve
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  6. Steve G.

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    So, just had a chance to start working on this. From looking at your picture, do you have to lift the clear plastic to gain access to your tool kit, or have you pulled it right out, and are using the catch tray underneath for your tools?
    Steve
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  7. JimVonBaden

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    Not so neat, but same location:

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    Jim :brow
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  8. PotatoHead

    PotatoHead It's only potato...

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    Yes, I need to lift the clear plastic to get access to the "tools" (but there is not a lot of space) underneath. I keep the real tools in a tool tube or panniers.

    Keep in mind that wires are attached, so think about where to attach wire tie downs so you can get access.

    I think I used 1/8" plastic from TAP plastics.... Started with a cardboard template to get the shape, cut the plastic, and then sanded to fit.
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  9. billyt53

    billyt53 Phast Phossil

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    This is where I fitted mine on my 1150GSA.

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    Oh, I see that you have a 1200 gs. My bad.


    Billy
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  10. myblubeemer

    myblubeemer MOA, IBA

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  11. Mac

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  12. 1200gsceej

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    That is so pretty, so neat:clap
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  13. GB

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    :nod nice work, I wish I could find that wire sheathing around here. :(:
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  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Wow, I wish I can do work like that, Mac do you have a "How to" or at least more pictures of diagrams so a Humble admirator can follow "Some" of your steps.

    Aagain wonderful layout so elegant and easy to follow.:bow
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  15. NBeener

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    Mac, I thought you were gonna' set up shop :)

    Mine ... same as the others ....

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  16. MANXMAN

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    Seems like we all install it in the same location. Tools get relocated.

    I only needed to power 3 items, so not near as much wiring as others have.



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  17. Sergiok

    Sergiok Underwater Basketweaver

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    That is absurdly clean looking. I couldn't even attempt to replicate that perfection.
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  18. fawudd

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    This is not as neat as most, but it's another vote for the underseat location.

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  19. 802mike

    802mike Been here awhile

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    Mine is also in the tool tray. The relay is under it and triggered by the low
    beam so nothing but the GPS comes on 'til after the engine starts.
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  20. Mac

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    Thanks Ricardo. I don't have a "how to" built. Unfortunately, I don't have the teaching skills or patience of JVB, so won't be putting out a how-to DVD anytime soon. We all have our separate skills. I've seen some of your skills of making square pegs fit into round holes. You think outside the box and have done some mechanical work I just wouldn't even consider.

    GadgetBoy, if you really do want some of that sheathing, let me know via PM. I get it from a local electronic surplus store.

    NBeener, I am actually setting up shop. I'll be opening MC Cruise USA http://mccruiseusa.com/, offering sales and installation of MC Cruise Controls, as well as other motorcycle electronics.
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