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Old 07-04-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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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.



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.



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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Old 07-05-2008, 06:28 AM   #2
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That's a slick looking unit. Thanks for the pics - looks like a good improvement to you set-up.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:07 PM   #3
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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

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

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Old 02-14-2011, 05:38 PM   #4
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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

In my garage and it needs electrical farkles.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:24 PM   #5
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+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.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:15 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:04 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:05 AM   #8
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I went with...

...Blue Seas. It has been very durable over the last 18+ months or so. I put it under the seat as I thought it might be better protected there. But, it does not look in any way as cool as yours. Nice clear pic's!

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Old 08-29-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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...Blue Seas. It has been very durable over the last 18+ months or so. I put it under the seat as I thought it might be better protected there. But, it does not look in any way as cool as yours. Nice clear pic's!

Thanks,

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Had mine about 12 months no problem. I cut out the bottom of my tool tray. Only problem I had is that I used multistrand wire which would vibrate out. So I would use a single core or dip the ends in solder which I did and it works fine. Very easy to trouble shoot and the dealer can't say blah blah blah when something doesn't work as you can disconnect it all.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:05 AM   #10
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My go at it

Thanks to Burnszilla for starting the thread and the rest of the inmates for showing off their particular accessory fuse block installations. Not to hijack his thread, but I thought I would rather contribute to the topic by posting mine as well. Hope you don't mind.

Thanks to leftystrat62, I picked up a brand new "fuzeblock" still in the wrapper. Upon opening the package, I was amazed at the quality of workmanship and design - I understand now why they are so damn expensive!

Once I got to the install, like Burnszilla, I thought something needed to be done to protect the underside of the fuzeblock. I thought about using liquid black tape on the back like others have mentioned, but ultimately, I decided to keep it simple with standard black tape. I wiped the surface down with alcohol first and ran strips crosswise, then lengthwise, to cover it completely - I cut them longer than necessary so that my fingers didn't touch any part of the tape I wanted to stick to block. I used a hair dryer during the process to soften the tape up a bit as well to hopefully help it adhere and trimmed up the edges with a razor blade.



I took a look at mounting the block on the backside of the tank, but decided it was going to be too much work and I didn't really care for the spiderweb of wires that would eventually spring out of it located there. I tried mounting it underneath the tool tray, but decided there wasn't going to be enough room to make it a clean install there either. So, ultimately, I decided to mount it on the tray itself. I have moved my tools anyway, so it wasn't being used for anything else. Also, I routed the ground wires underneath the fuzeblock and out the front side of the tray so I can use all wires as a hinge of sorts and still be able to use the compartment underneath.







For the switched wire - I kept it simple and tapped into the "blue/green" wire on the diagnostic plug as others have mentioned. My little corner of Alabama doesn't have a place to buy the positap connectors - at least on a Sunday - so I just went with the old quick connector. Not my preferred choice, but it will have to work for now.



Thanks to all the previous contributors, it really helped to solidify the thought process and simplify the installation.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #11
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here is the fuze bloc , on the pvc tabbed mounting plate,velcro mounted ,ready for wiring.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:30 PM   #12
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The fuzeBlok looks very well made. I have a centech that I have moved from 3 bikes i had in the past. 07 GS - 08 RT and now to my 09 GSA...haven't had any problem so far....
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From which website I could buy one for 1200gs? I have tried http://ww2.fuzeblock.com/ and it showed up several links which are not really related.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:31 PM   #14
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From which website I could buy one for 1200gs? I have tried http://ww2.fuzeblock.com/ and it showed up several links which are not really related.
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Wrong link. You want fuzeblocks.com, not fuzeblock.com. http://www.fuzeblocks.com/
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #15
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Wrong link. You want fuzeblocks.com, not fuzeblock.com. http://www.fuzeblocks.com/
Thank you very much. I have no idea why I click on the link given by the OP then it directed me to that freking link.

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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.
Out of stock now.
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