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Old 07-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #421
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From the Fuzeblock web page (assuming you are being specific about the Fuzeblock FZ-1 and not using the name in generic terms).
The FZ-1 has two separate current paths. One is for constant power and the other goes through the relay for switched power. Each circuit can handle up to 10A (120W). The total amperage used via the relay (switched power) should not exceed 30A (360W). The total amperage on the constant side should not exceed 30A (360W). The total amperage for the entire FZ-1 should not exceed 30A (360W).
This is why I really hope the liner/gloves will work with 10 amps. If not I'll have to add another relay and feed the relay trigger from the Fuzeblock.
I was talking specifically about the Fuzeblock. I like how each circuit can be either on the relay or hot all the time just by moving the fuse. And I know it fits where I want to put it because you put yours there. I'm waiting to confirm before I pull the trigger though, because I want to be sure the power supply can provide for 2 sets of electric jackets and gloves (each set on its own circuit). It will be close. The Jackets I saw were 100 or 60 watts. No idea what the gloves are yet. One controller I saw said rated up to 15 amps max load. But around here nobody uses full power.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #422
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But around here nobody uses full power.
Yeah, but... you do. At least you do with a heat troller or other PWM control device. You just don't pull full power 100% of the time. 50% power really means full power for 50% of the time.

If the gloves and liner pull more than 10 AMPS the fuzeblock will not work reliably. In that case you'll need to either connect the heat troller directly to your battery (and remember to turn it off when not in use) or connect it to the battery through a relay where the relay is controlled by the fuzeblock.

Today's bike farkling... I installed my personalized plate now that it is assigned to the new bike. That let me toss the dealer bracket and move the P3 lights inboard, closer to the license plate.

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #423
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What is the purpose of that? I'm wondering why they didn't mount the luggage rack extension directly to the stock rack.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #424
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What is the purpose of that? I'm wondering why they didn't mount the luggage rack extension directly to the stock rack.
Not certain, but the steel plate seems to provide rigidity to the light aluminum rack.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #425
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Are you sure the factory rack is aluminum? It seems suspiciously plastic to me.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #426
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Put on my Motech uppers and lowers today. Fairly easy install and happy with the looks. Skid plate came in a few weeks ago and is also attractive, took two sets of hands on this install though!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:42 AM   #427
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I thought the Sena SM10 (have one) could only pair with 1 other bluetooth unit at a time. Isn't that right? If so, you couldn't listen to your iphone music and radar detector at the same time.
I think the GPS can handle multiple inputs. Pair your radar detector or your phone with the GPS and it should work.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:14 AM   #428
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Are you sure the factory rack is aluminum? It seems suspiciously plastic to me.
I was referring to the aftermarket rack I was installing.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:03 AM   #429
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I thought the Sena SM10 (have one) could only pair with 1 other bluetooth unit at a time. Isn't that right? If so, you couldn't listen to your iphone music and radar detector at the same time.
The SM10 is only paired with my helmet. The Escort is plugged into the SM10. My I-Phone is paired with the Nav 4. The Nav 4 is also paired with the helmet. When I find it necessary to use a SR10 I will have to unpair everything else since the SR10 requires 2 channels.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:22 AM   #430
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Kurt from Black Dog Cycle Works is working on a 2" bar riser, I have seen some pictures of prototypes but he is still waiting on his production shop...
Just to clarify, we are working on 1-1/2" bar risers. No issues with the cables length or mods required. Hope to have a prototype soon.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:45 AM   #431
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Put on my Motech uppers and lowers today. Fairly easy install and happy with the looks. Skid plate came in a few weeks ago and is also attractive, took two sets of hands on this install though!
Looks great. I have the SWMotech lowers. might get the uppers too, now that I see them on your bike.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:47 AM   #432
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Just to clarify, we are working on 1-1/2" bar risers. No issues with the cables length or mods required. Hope to have a prototype soon.
Thanks, good to know. Are you working on any a long the line of 1" up and 1/2" back?
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:09 AM   #433
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Looks great. I have the SWMotech lowers. might get the uppers too, now that I see them on your bike.
I am glad I got the uppers along with the SW-MOTECH lowers. I embarrassingly dropped my GS turning right from an alley to the road that my work is on the other day.

I was starting from the stop sign and I didn't use enough gas and/or let out the clutch too fast and stalled right as I started through the turn. It wouldn't have been a big deal on a flat road as I wasn't really leaned over too much but the road is really crowned and buckled right there so I didn't have any leverage.

So the bike and I go down, and due to the the slope of the road right where I fell the top of the bike is a little lower than the wheels, but I got the bike upright quickly and easily. Only damage is a couple scrapes on the lower bars, one scrape on the upper bar, and the right handguard has some scratches as well.

Now the bike has some character and nothing important was scratched up. I do think the radiator cover fairing piece would have been damaged if I didn't have the upper guards due to the angle that the bike fell over.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:55 AM   #434
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I am glad I got the uppers along with the SW-MOTECH lowers. I embarrassingly dropped my GS turning right from an alley to the road that my work is on the other day.

I was starting from the stop sign and I didn't use enough gas and/or let out the clutch too fast and stalled right as I started through the turn. It wouldn't have been a big deal on a flat road as I wasn't really leaned over too much but the road is really crowned and buckled right there so I didn't have any leverage.

So the bike and I go down, and due to the the slope of the road right where I fell the top of the bike is a little lower than the wheels, but I got the bike upright quickly and easily. Only damage is a couple scrapes on the lower bars, one scrape on the upper bar, and the right handguard has some scratches as well.

Now the bike has some character and nothing important was scratched up. I do think the radiator cover fairing piece would have been damaged if I didn't have the upper guards due to the angle that the bike fell over.
My last fall was a bit more embarassing. My pants were stuck on a small protection plate just above the left footrest. So when I stopped with the traffic (in a busy shopping street) I tried to put my foot down, by the time I realised my leg was stuck I allready had a 45 inclination.
Result: a tipped over bike and torn my pants (tried to get my leg loose to the point I ripped my pants). (I actually just looked like this)

It was quite a sight.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:02 AM   #435
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I am glad I got the uppers along with the SW-MOTECH lowers. I embarrassingly dropped my GS turning right from an alley to the road that my work is on the other day.

I was starting from the stop sign and I didn't use enough gas and/or let out the clutch too fast and stalled right as I started through the turn. It wouldn't have been a big deal on a flat road as I wasn't really leaned over too much but the road is really crowned and buckled right there so I didn't have any leverage.

So the bike and I go down, and due to the the slope of the road right where I fell the top of the bike is a little lower than the wheels, but I got the bike upright quickly and easily. Only damage is a couple scrapes on the lower bars, one scrape on the upper bar, and the right handguard has some scratches as well.

Now the bike has some character and nothing important was scratched up. I do think the radiator cover fairing piece would have been damaged if I didn't have the upper guards due to the angle that the bike fell over.
I had SWMotech on my KLR and I liked them. They developed a slight crack due to frequent "testing", but being mild steel I could weld and paint them myself. While stainless steel is a great material, I don't have a clue how to weld that if a fix was ever needed.

Plus, these upper bars look like I can mount my lights on the and I maybe can make a protective cage for the lights as well. Something to think about.
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