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Old 04-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #15241
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before and after.. i hope i still have some fill dirt left. The bonfire wood is gone too.
Wow!
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #15242
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I wonder how laurel fork area faired ?
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:09 AM   #15243
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Ouch... hope you have some of your fill left.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:22 PM   #15244
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Alright, a technical question. I'm getting down to the nitty gritty of my prep work for this summer's Alaska trip, and I need to do a little electrical work. On the bike right now I've got two things hooked up to the battery (harness for my battery tender and the harness for my heated gloves (may come in handy going over Atigun pass)). I've got two 12v outlets on order that I also want to hook up (one for the GPS and a second to charge the phone/ipod). This will make a total of 4 things that need power, and I just don't think it's a good idea to hook up this many seperate wires to the terminals on my battery. Therefor I'm thinking of installing a fuse block. I know some of you have done this before, and so I'd like to know what fuse block you ended up using? It seems like a very easy installation process, but any tips that you have to share from your experiences would be appreciated.

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Old 04-17-2011, 02:36 PM   #15245
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Blue Sea 5025 is the one I got on HBN's recommendation.

There are tutorials for installation somewhere... if I can remember where...

I can't speak to installation 'cuz...hehe.. um... mine's still in the box...

Hey I've been busy!
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:57 PM   #15246
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The fuse block should be marked + and - . Run a heavyish wire (I'd go at least 14 gauge stranded, 12 is better) from the + and - terminals to the block and then go from there. If it were me, I'd use lugs for the battery connections. Mount it where it can't be crushed and where there is air circulation. That should do it.

If the block doesn't have a ground side, get a terminal strip that has each of the lugs tied together (or tie them together). Input to the negative terminal (or a good ground of the m/c).
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:11 PM   #15247
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+1 on the Blue Sea Fuse block. I wired up my Gerbing, GPS, 12V cig lighter and chatterbox charger this spring with one. Made for a pretty clean setup and I have a couple extra slots if I want to add anything else.


I took a ride down to the Roanoke Bike festival today. Mostly to test ride the Triumph Tiger 800. A lot of skulls and patches in the actual show, so I didn't spend much time inside. Watched a little of the Star Boyz stunts show, but after they do a couple wheelies and stoppies, it got old.

Got to test ride the new Tiger XC and street version, the Street Triple and the big Tiger. The new Tiger is very smooth, but I can't say I'm ready to go drop the money for one.


the S3 is awesome! Big, cheesy grin after riding that one.


The test rides were worth dealing with the wind on the way down, but I wouldn't have made the trip just for the show.

FYI - the Triumph dealer in Christiansburg is opening a BMW shop in Roanoke soon.

Not a bad couple weeks for me. Riding Deal's gap last Sunday, new Tiger this Sunday and Outer Banks for a quick vacation next weekend.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:44 PM   #15248
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That tiger is sweet. how did you do with the storm?
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:48 PM   #15249
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Shit load of rain, but I'm on a hill, so no damage. Had a nice little stream running through the back yard.

The roads were a mess around Roanoke. Lots are crap washed out everywhere.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #15250
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I always power the fuse blocks via a relay controlled by the parking light or something. Help prevent dead batteries if you forget to turn all those extra things off.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #15251
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so far so good .


Shenandoah Park



Dam in Shenandoah. It is usually a fifteen foot drop.



Elkton bridge.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:44 PM   #15252
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Seeing as I missed it.....is there a RR for the TWVT adventures?
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:47 PM   #15253
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not yet... I missed it too.. Got to Kevins house and the 650 was leaking coolant. I hope they all had a good time.

The will post tomorrow evening I suspect.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:03 PM   #15254
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Bummer on your 650 & the flooding of your newly filled & seeded yard...
comes under the shiz happens catagory I suppose...
heres what I did today, Oregon coast has some great roads
and that giant pond...nothing like what you folks experienced,
I'm pure tourist...
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:42 AM   #15255
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Blue Sea gets excellent reviews. In my case, the space available under tank was VERY tight, so I opted for a Centech, which at the time, was the lowest profile that I could find: http://www.centechwire.com/catalog/cycles/ap1.shtml

I've dealt with Eastern Beaver and can recommend them. He used to carry someone's fuseblock (blue sea?) but it looks like he's rolling his own now. Here's a good tutorial he has:
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...tallation.html

As recommended by B.E. Coyote, mine is wired to switched circuit (headlamp in my case), but main is wired through fuse directly to battery.

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Alright, a technical question. I'm getting down to the nitty gritty of my prep work for this summer's Alaska trip, and I need to do a little electrical work. On the bike right now I've got two things hooked up to the battery (harness for my battery tender and the harness for my heated gloves (may come in handy going over Atigun pass)). I've got two 12v outlets on order that I also want to hook up (one for the GPS and a second to charge the phone/ipod). This will make a total of 4 things that need power, and I just don't think it's a good idea to hook up this many seperate wires to the terminals on my battery. Therefor I'm thinking of installing a fuse block. I know some of you have done this before, and so I'd like to know what fuse block you ended up using? It seems like a very easy installation process, but any tips that you have to share from your experiences would be appreciated.

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