Will I blow myself up?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by ADVBMR, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    I want to mount a Centech AP-2 fuse box on a 2013 F800GS. The most accessible place is under the seat, which happens to be on the gas tank. I can secure it with epoxy so no screws. But I don't know if there is a fuel vent under there. I don't want to mount it on the airbox because it's not readily accessible. Any insight out there?
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    Use adhesive backed Velcro tape.
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    RVDan Long timer

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    If everything is functioning properly there will be no chance of sparks.

    If something powered by that fuse panel shorts out just ride like your ass is on fire.
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    broncobowsher Long timer

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    Don't know the bike, does it have one of those fancy evaporative canisters on it?

    No, it won't blow up.

    But if that has a plastic tank like I think it does, and your wiring is bad enough that you are expecting things to short out, I would be more worried about a wire overheating and melting a hole in the tank



    I also owned a small block chevy that had a leaky carb fitting that never got fixed. And the original spark plug wires were crap and arced all over the place as well. 10 years later the car was dead but never caught fire. You are only dealing with gasoline, it's not like you are playing with pure hydrogen
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    arg now that my tears have dried: I use double velcro tape. Mine is under the rear rack.
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    i doubt you will find any epoxy which will bite into the polyxxxxxxxxx tank. 3M tape or zip ties would work fine.
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  12. imxman

    imxman Been here awhile

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    Considering mounting it on top of the air filter instead. It will be closer to the battery and for the most part to the accessories that you are powering from it. Once it's installed you shouldn't need frequent access to it, thereby diminishing reasons to mount it under the seat to start with.
    This applies to models up through 2012 and frankly I'm not sure if configuration of 2013+ has the room on top of the filter. But certainly check it out anyway.
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  13. MCMXCIVRS

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    I mounted mine under the seat just ahead of the tank. I relocated the diagnostic plug and made a bracket to hold the Fuzeblock. Hasn't blown up yet. The fuel tank vent is way back in the tail section of the bike and even if it was next to the fuse block you install, its extremely unlikely that you'd ever have an issue with vented vapours even if you did a really shoddy job of the wiring. The more probable issue if you were to do a bad job of wiring would be an electrical fire.

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