Fuzeblock FZ1 mounting

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Knobbiethrower, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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  2. Dagwood_55

    Dagwood_55 Long timer

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    I put mine in the glove box between the tanks.
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  3. mOtO_man

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    I put in on the right of the bike. Had to cut out some plastic on the inside of the right fairing for it to fit. The benefit of it being here is that it can easily be accessed and viewed. It did not go in the glove compartmen<wbr>t because all the wires would have had to be removed to remove the glovebox..<wbr>..a pain for doing maintenanc<wbr>e.

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  4. Motard_Menace

    Motard_Menace Been here awhile

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    The nine-fifty I just purchased has the fuse block behind the upper headlight/fairing assembly. There is quite a bit of room up there. It is similar to the pics posted but the previous owner fasted it with zip ties on the inside of the bracket. I will try to get some pics later and ad them to the this post for reference.

    Here is a pic for the placement of the fuse block that was on my bike when purchased. Not as fancy as the ones on here but an old CanBus setup.
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  5. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    I also put mine in the glovebox:

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  6. torinreality

    torinreality metaconscious

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    I put mine in the glovebox, too, but I went to some effort to ensure I could remove the Fuzeblock without unwiring anything. Unfortunately the bike's in storage, so I can't post pictures right now, but here's a description of what I did:

    1) Cut a hole in the bottom of the glovebox...bigger than the short dimension of the Fuzeblock ,but smaller than the long dimenion. This means the Fuzeblock will slip through the hole, but only sideways.
    2) Fabricate an aluminum mounting plate that's bigger than the Fuzeblock in only the long dimension. Thus the mounting plate will also slip through the hole, but also only sideways. The extra aluminum along the two Fuzeblock sides gives me something to mount to the glovebox.
    3) Mount Fuzeblock to plate with stock Fuzeblock mounting points (underneath).
    4) Bolt mounting plate to bottom of glovebox using Dzus fasteners (with standard sportbike bodywork clips that grab the plastic glovebox bottom).

    I'll try to take pictures and post them. If you're interested in the above and my description doesn't make sense, message me.
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  7. torinreality

    torinreality metaconscious

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    I love the Fuzeblock, BTW. So awesome to be able to change circuits from switched to "always on" and back again.
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  8. Narsisco Lopez

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    Got my Aerostich/Rowe Electronics PDM-60 last month, but haven't mounted it yet... can't decide between in the storage box or in the fairing.

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  9. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    So, if I've read everything correctly, you wire the fuseblock into the ACC1 (the always on) or directly to the battery and then everything else (GPS, Aux lights, etc.) wire into the fuseblock. Right?
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  10. torinreality

    torinreality metaconscious

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    Wire the Fuzeblock directly to the battery, so you're not limited to the ACC1 amperage. Use a heavy wire. Then all other accessories/farkles wire into the Fuzeblock. I didn't rewire anything stock, but only used the Fuzeblock for the new electrical farkles (gps power, heated grips, voltmeter, aux lights, heated clothing socket, etc.).
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  11. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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    Thanks to all for the ideas/responses. Which color wire is the ACC1?:ear
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  12. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    Have taken any pics of your install?
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  13. m800mm

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    My plan is to put it in the glove box on velcro, and use male/female
    bullet connectors so for service just unplug them. Also I'm thinking
    color coded wires. What do you think.
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  14. Dagwood_55

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    That's basically what I did, tho I used a 6 prong connector (I have 5 acc's to the fuzebox) I ordered somewhere off the internet instead of the individual bullet connectors. I did not run all the grounds to the fuzebox, but instead ran them to a central location on the engine behind the tanks, then ran another gound to the battery. That kept me from running 5 more wires into the fuzebox/glove box and cut way down on the birds nest syndrom.
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  15. mreimler

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    After the canister-ectomy, I made a small bracket and mounted the fuse block where the air pump used to be. Easy access and out of the way.
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  16. 75monza

    75monza Been here awhile

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    This is exactly what I did. You can strip all the plastics and the tank from the bike and not have to undo any wiring at all.

    I am weird. I use my glove box for storing little things like my parking pass and holding onto my phone or what not if I need to charge it.

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  17. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    Wiring up my fuzeblock and don't know which wire to tap into for switched power.

    Anybody got a pic or can you point me in the right direction?




    .... Is Acc 2 only hot when key is on?

    EZ
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  18. batovif

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    ACC2 is switched and ACC1 is always on. :freaky
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  19. Sporting Wood

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    With 2 accessory circuits already built into the bike, I'm sorta wondering why there's a need for a fuse block?

    Is this just a BMW thing?

    Can a mod move this to GSpot?
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  20. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    When I bought the bike the Fuzeblock was in the glove box. As has been mentioned this can be a pain when disassembling if you don't have connectors on everything.

    I moved it to nestle on top of the airbox, between the H2W pre-filter and the frame on the right. It has been there for tens of thousands of miles with no problems. It is such a good fit I haven't used anything to attach it.

    When I need to get to it, this location is easier for me to get to than it would be if mounted on the headlight/fairing bracket, though that was my second choice.
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