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post #1 of 20 Old 03-06-2011, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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It's about damn time!

After years of wiring accessories to various bikes, finally I've found a fuse block that's works. On my sport bike, space was an issue. On my sport touring bike, I had too many damn things I wanted to add. On my 919, i ran into both issues!

I just installed this fuse block and I am beyond impressed.

A big thumbs up.

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Excellent Choice!

All you could ever want in a compact fuse block.



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Very nice, I wish I would have found that before I installed my EC block.

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jezus how many accessories you guys adding on?!?!?!

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As of now, heated grips and LOUD horn, in the future, GPS, heated jacket liner and insoles, cell phone charging port and anything else I can think of...

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Nice find. I like that it will do both switched and constant power.



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post #7 of 20 Old 03-06-2011, 03:02 PM
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The electrician at work keeps bugging me, saying I'm going to fry my
alternator soon. All I have added so far is removable heated grips and LED signal lights which theoratically should use less power.

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It's about damn time!

After years of wiring accessories to various bikes, finally I've found a fuse block that's works. On my sport bike, space was an issue. On my sport touring bike, I had too many damn things I wanted to add. On my 919, i ran into both issues!

I just installed this fuse block and I am beyond impressed.

A big thumbs up.
How's the DS coming along?

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You guys do realize that no matter what fuse block you add you will still have limited power to supply it from the bikes 12V supply right? I'd hate to see someone start a fire or blow a regulator or something.

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The math is pretty simple with regard to determining how much wattage can be spared for accesories....and my 110watt driving lights didnt faze the 9er one bit even with blasts of the stebel air horn.'

That fuze block is awesome, but damn I would find it hard to part with 80bones for something I can replicate, allbeit with much less of a cool factor, with 10 dollars worth of parts from Radio Shack.

Again, that's an awesome piece of gear. <<< I almost said kit. Been spending too much time amongst the Brits.

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wow that is nice, and small too. i have the eastern beaver one, i do like it but a external relay is used. not a bad thing but this one is better. if I had seen this first i would have bought it, but i have had my beaver one for more than 1 yr and works great. but i book marked that site

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does anyone know how many watts the stock alternator / regulator can output?

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The electrician at work keeps bugging me, saying I'm going to fry my
alternator soon. All I have added so far is removable heated grips and LED signal lights which theoratically should use less power.
Nah you are fine - I agree re the LED's should pull less.

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Nah you are fine - I agree re the LED's should pull less.
ya but even with the stockers, blinkers dont draw much as they rnt on but a fraction of the time.

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found this in the service manual

Alternator Capacity 0.38 kW/5,000 min" (rpm)

at 12 volts thats 31.6 amps.

It also says the blinker running lights use 16 watts total. and when the blinkers were on, you use 23 watts. but like the guy above me said. they are on for very little time. as long as your additional accessories are not on at the same time, then your good.

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so you have 380W to play with.

if ur runnin led blinkers you can forgo the 16w running light and blinker draw as its literally almost nill.

so you have tail lights @ 8w a piece, and head light at 55 or 65w + the coupla bulbs in the dash + the actual dash.... id be fair and say electrical draw from lighted pieces etc, are around 100watts w/ led blinkers.

that leaves 280 for spark / ecu.... not sure how much those use, but i cant see much being left over for accessories.

Now granted you can draw more than that 380w, but your gonna drain ur battery... so small bursts of greater than 380w total is no biggie.. but a constant draw of close to 380 and above is hurting for trouble.

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That fuze block is awesome, but damn I would find it hard to part with 80bones for something I can replicate, allbeit with much less of a cool factor, with 10 dollars worth of parts from Radio Shack.
I agree. The only crappy part is that, even if you only make $25/hr, you would have to build that whole thing in less than 3hrs to make it worthwhile. Otherwise, you might as well just go to work, buy the block, and then you have your 3hrs to go ripping (and if you're capable of building that switch/fuse block you should be making more than $25/hr )

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I agree. The only crappy part is that, even if you only make $25/hr, you would have to build that whole thing in less than 3hrs to make it worthwhile. Otherwise, you might as well just go to work, buy the block, and then you have your 3hrs to go ripping (and if you're capable of building that switch/fuse block you should be making more than $25/hr )
what about us hobbists who like to build your own stuff...

or better yet, build it AT work!!! so you get paid double! :-P

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Wally,

It's the principal. I've got plenty of time and or money to do either....but one solution makes me feel better.

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and I thought this was going to be another thermometer & clock thread

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