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Burnszilla 07-04-2008 09:20 PM

FuzeBlock Install on a R12GS
 
Last year I installed a Blue Seas fuse box into the tail of my GS and a few of you guys said it was a stupid idea and "you'll end up moving it some day." Well that day has come. I was looking for a smaller size fuse block that would fit under the seat where I wanted it. I saw the 'behind the tank fuse block' install on 1150GS and thought it could be done on the 1200, but a smaller fuse box would be needed. Along comes the www.fuzeblocks.com.

I first tested with a vertical install of the box but it hit the inside of the top of the seat.

First, I cut a mounting plate out out aluminum.
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Then I mounted to the bracket with 3m 2 way tape and the mounting screw. I removed the zip tie as it was not needed.

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The only con of the fuzeblock is that the conacts on the back are exposed and short circuits are possible. So, I covered the solders with electric tape.

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BobFV1 07-05-2008 06:28 AM

That's a slick looking unit. Thanks for the pics - looks like a good improvement to you set-up.

ian408 07-07-2008 02:07 PM

Very cool. My only comment would be that using a piece of old innertube might be better than the tape--at least it would take longer to wear through :D

P.S. it's www.fuzeblocks.com

doc riverz 02-14-2011 05:38 PM

Hey Burnszilla and/or ian408, have we determinated that the fuzeblocks.com device is the current state of the art in aftermarket fuse blocks for BMW motos?
I ask coz I just found this
http://doc-riverz.smugmug.com/Motorc...25_h3kFj-L.jpg
In my garage and it needs electrical farkles.
Thanks, guys.

sblaylock 02-14-2011 07:24 PM

+1 for Fuze Block
 
There is another thread here talking about fuse blocks for R1200's.

I went with the Fuze Block and would do it again tomorrow.

Scott.

PS Congrats on the new addition.

BostonGS 02-14-2011 08:15 PM

Are you not concerned with water rolling running right through that thing? I just installed the Eastern Beaver unit and I avoided that mounting location for that reason. I ended up installing mine in the tool tray like many others. I couldn't fit my tool roll in there anyway, so it was empty.

Stressfest 02-15-2011 01:43 AM

Just about to install mine this weekend. Seems like a great piece of kit :D

JimVonBaden 02-15-2011 05:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BostonGS (Post 15192514)
Are you not concerned with water rolling running right through that thing? I just installed the Eastern Beaver unit and I avoided that mounting location for that reason. I ended up installing mine in the tool tray like many others. I couldn't fit my tool roll in there anyway, so it was empty.

It really isn't an issue. Guys have been doing it for years on the 1100/1150 bikes.

The only thing I would do different is use liquid rubber tape on the back of the fuzebox instead of regular electrical tape. The regular electrical tape will peal off leaving a sticky mess when it gets hot.

Jim :brow

Northlondoncookie 02-15-2011 10:11 AM

Nice install. I have a low seat on my GS so not sure it would go there. Also good idea to have that there with the rain? Have mine under the tool box. I dremeled out the top part of the tool box and much more room. Very clean. :D

LaurelPerryOnLand 02-15-2011 10:19 AM

I voted with my wallet for:
 
Your's was a nice install...but this guy also has a nice solution.

http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page672.htm

http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/imag..._GSCentech.pdf

LVNVGS 02-15-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BostonGS (Post 15192514)
Are you not concerned with water rolling running right through that thing? I just installed the Eastern Beaver unit and I avoided that mounting location for that reason. I ended up installing mine in the tool tray like many others. I couldn't fit my tool roll in there anyway, so it was empty.

+1. I just installed my Eastern Beaver PC-8 2 weeks ago. I'm not the most mechanically inclinded and it was a very easy install (in the tool tray).

1coolbanana 02-16-2011 12:56 AM

Yes, a nice install but I prefer mine away from the elements.
Doesnt get wet, plenty of room to play and proper tools go in a tooltube where they belong :D

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crazyhawk99 02-16-2011 01:54 AM

Better protection on the back.
 
Looks like a clean install.

Not to criticize, but I would be very concerned about the electrical tape wearing thru. If it does, you could have big problems and not likely at a convenient time/place.

I recommend insulating it from shorting with something more durable than electrical tape. The inner tube idea isn't bad. Perhaps cutting a piece of flexible teflon cutting board. Cheap and easy to find and holds up well to cutting with a knife, so should be quite resistant for your purpose.

Aviatordoc 02-16-2011 08:04 AM

You know they have a back plate available now from Fuzeblocks?
New units come with a spacer and a plastic back plate.

hbkramer 08-29-2011 07:04 AM

fuze bloc
 
Are these units holding up well?
solder joints ? connection points ? any gotchas ? tips ? i am going to install one like the authors install on the back side of the tank shortly and thought I would ask.

Thanks
Bruce


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