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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.
Thanks, guys.
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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 02-15-2011, 01:43 AM   #7
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Just about to install mine this weekend. Seems like a great piece of kit
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:18 AM   #8
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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.
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.

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Old 02-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:19 AM   #10
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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
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #11
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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.
+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).
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:56 AM   #12
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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

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:54 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:04 AM   #14
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You know they have a back plate available now from Fuzeblocks?
New units come with a spacer and a plastic back plate.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:04 AM   #15
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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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