Fuse block

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by seniorasi, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    Not having much luck with searches these days so humble apologies in advance. I've ordered a toolbox for the R12GSA that will attach inside the right pannier bracket and will require removal of the rear mudguard. I'll be eliminating the factory tool kit, using the term loosely, and adding a fuse block in it's place. Any suggestions for brand, model?
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  2. crowos

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  3. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    That does appear to be a nice one. Anyone used this brand and can reflect on longevity?
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  4. crowos

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    I've had it installed for about the last 2 years with no issues. Its a good peice of kit. I run my usb power outlet, heated jacket liner, heated seat, and my charger for my phone from it.
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  5. seniorasi

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    Exactly what I had in mind! Done deal, I'll order one and thank you for the input.
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  6. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    I AM such a cheap fkr, i just use inline fuses. $2-$3 or less each

    1 for my lights
    1 for my 2 acc plugs for heated cloths
    1 for my other 2 acc plugs for my GPS and Phone.

    $80 for a fuse block with parts that can fail... no thanks :huh
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  7. Saluki9397

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    I use the same fuse block. I have had it installed for about 6 months. It is easy to install and I have no problems with it. good luck
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  8. Dan-M

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    Same here. Compact and well made.
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  9. GB

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  10. Twilight Error

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    If it works for you, and you're content with a nest of inline fuse holders, more power to you. The better fuse blocks incorporate a circuit that lets you choose switched or always on power for your accessories.
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  11. JimVonBaden

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    Nice unit, but not as flexable as the fuzeblock, and almost twice as expensive.

    I like that the Fuzeblock has the ability to switch between fuzed and not fused, and you can set your fuses at whatever you need. Further, if the relay fails, you can switch back to a simple fused connection.

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    Quick install on my friend's bike, and I have one for mine as well.

    Jim :brow
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  12. atgatt

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  13. steve_k

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    I have one on both rides and so far so good. Easy install.
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  14. guitarin

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    I used a 6 circuit fuse block from Autozone ($7.00) and a Ford fuel pump relay ($4.00). Fits and works perfect, 20k miles.
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    About $5:

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    The electrons don't care how much I paid for it.
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  16. a2ronm

    a2ronm Been here awhile

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    4+ years, over 50,000 miles on my Kawasaki Versys without a single problem. Put one on my sons VStrom and will probably put one on my latest bike too.
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  17. Yaatri

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    Neither do I. Where did you get that>. Suddenly, prices of fuse blocks seems to have gone up as much as $20 to$40. The cheapest one I have seen is one by Hella on Amazon.

    P.S.Found one at Pepboys.
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  18. guitarin

    guitarin Been here awhile

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    Bussmann products. Cheap and readily available.
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  19. Dan-M

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    This is handy, small and cheap but if you want some of your accessories switched on and off with the ignition, especially on a canbus system, a box equipped with a relay is the way to go.
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  20. racer1735

    racer1735 Been here awhile

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    I have this fuse block from Blue Sea. I'm not an electrician by any means, and this thing is simple to add circuits to. Fairly inexpensive too. I have the 12-circuit model. I fixed the block to an old CD case, which fits in the tail of my bike. Makes it easy to grab if I need to remove it, and give is a stable base. Blue Sea are 'marine' fuse blocks so they can theoretically hold up to the elements, if necessary.

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