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Old 09-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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Fuse box

Thinking of installing a fuse box to wire accessories. I like this one: http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/5...per-fuse-block

One question: would I still need to install a relay to the accessory, say fog lights
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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I think it depends on if you want the fuse box always powered, or only powered when (fill in the blank) happens.

Fill in the blank can be: low beam on (ie engine running), or key on, or high beam engaged, or...

Those scenarios will determine where you tap the relay trigger wire into. If you want it always powered on, simply hook the relay power wire to the red terminal (+) and the ground wire to the black terminal (-).

I used a relay triggered by the engine running. I tapped into the yellow wire under the left side panel (left side as you sit on the bike). The wire is the power to the low beam...that only comes on when the engine is started. I hid the relay behind one of the small, black side covers that use one screw to hold in place. There are pics in a thread somewhere if you need.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:20 AM   #3
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Check out the Fuzeblock...

You're going to face two challenges as you go through the "personal growth" process of mounting all manner of electrical geegaw on your F800GS: 1) to relay or not to relay, and 2) where the eff does all this crap go on this bike with very little room for extra crap inside the panels?

My chosen solution for this was the Fuzeblock. It's a skosh larger than the TT offering, a skosh SMALLER than the Centech, the relay is part of the unit (no extra wiring to add automatic on/off with key) and you can choose which circuits are switched and which are always on (I have lights, heat, and GPS switched, and charging inside the tankbag as always on...works great).

Highly recommended. Durably designed, easy to stow, flexible for growth and updates.

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-314-fuzeblock.aspx

full disclosure: Best Rest is owned by a friend, but he's a good egg and he's a solid rider (and an F800GSer to boot!). I'll still recommend him and his business; he does good work and designs great stuff.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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Not a whole ton of room to mount fuse blocks. My last one was this one:

http://www.fuzeblocks.com/


My next bikes will be getting the PDM60
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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I second fuzeblock and mount it on top of your air cleaner housing. Second choice with similar location would be Eastern Beaver PC-8.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
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I second fuzeblock and mount it on top of your air cleaner housing. Second choice with similar location would be Eastern Beaver PC-8.
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There is one absolutely amazing alternative fuse block in the works, but it'll probably be while before it's available:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827565
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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Have had multiple fuzeblocks over the course of owning a number of bikes. Great product, however they are a last-gen design.

The PDM60 by Rowe Electronics is the next-gen product. Solid state, waterproof (which means it can be mounted anywhere) and is fully programmable (delay start, delay shut-off). I have this installed and swear by it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #8
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Have had multiple fuzeblocks over the course of owning a number of bikes. Great product, however they are a last-gen design.

The PDM60 by Rowe Electronics is the next-gen product. Solid state, waterproof (which means it can be mounted anywhere) and is fully programmable (delay start, delay shut-off). I have this installed and swear by it.
Sorry to rain on your parade but often next-gen means next problem. The F800 is already a complex electrical bike. For my money I would stay simple if I could. The current Fuzeblock has a built in relay. If it goes bad then you can move your essential "switched" services to direct connection (move fuse position) to restore them till you reach home.

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