Need fuse block help with my R100S

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by mspa, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Maybe he did that to be able to start/run the bike without the headlight being on. Not a bad idea if you don't have the option of turning your headlight off with a handlebar switch.
    My '77 has the headlight switch but I don't remember if the '78 does.
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  2. smalls325is

    smalls325is RTLW

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    What if I wanted to remove the fuze panel completely? What I am trying to do is not have any "Accessories," if you will, and only have the following:

    1. Start button
    2. High beam
    3. Low Beam
    4. Tail light
    5. Stop Light

    I wanted to know if I needed the fuze panel or if I could use a FUZEBLOCK type system. This way I can eliminate the panel in the head lamp.
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  3. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Check your messages and send me an email and I will forward a wiring diagram with all the extras eliminated, just what you need to run the bike with basic lights. Timo
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  4. mspa

    mspa Been here awhile

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    The '78 does NOT have a headlight switch, so I'm guessing that's what the PO did.

    I have half a mind to figure out how to do the same, since it would take a load off the battery when starting. The other half of my mind, says just figure out how to get it running 100% stock, since I'm so close to getting it there.
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  5. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    I did something similar to my /5 back when-- I swapped a couple of wires on the old-timey switch board for a headlight only(no gauge or running lights) for daytime operation, and full headlight+gauge+running lights at night. No day-to-day wear and tear on the "other lamps" during daytime-headlight-on operation, and saved a few precious watts from the stock alternacator.

    --Bill
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