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post #1 of 12 Old 11-15-2006, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Are there any sources for accessory fuse block kits?

I have no experience with moto electrix, I am up for learning.

I just got the Dual-Star heated grip kit and would also like to put on a 12v accessory plug. Are there any work instructions for this? (I know of one place that would have...)
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-15-2006, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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I found this website about how to build a relay, which I assume I could use a line from the battery and then the city lights circuit to switch it.

http://www.r1200gs.info/howto/relay.html

Do they make some kind of fuse block that I could wire on the 12v lead to enable it to have 2 accessories running off of it?
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Or could I just wire the accessory outlet in series and then go to the grip heaters?
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You can get a fuse block at several places. I bought mine from a local auto parts store. (advanced, auto zone, O rilies, pep boys...ect...)
Or you can go with a direct line from the battetry with an inline fuse.

You can also wire in a relay if you want to.

If you aren't comfortable doing the wiring yourself I think you can buy kits from TPI,Dual Star,and maybe other M/C shops, but I have found if the people selling these parts know they are for a M/C they will double the price.

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I'll second easternbeaver.com. I ordered a headlight relay kit from him on Saturday night (he's in Japan) and it was in the mailbox on Wednesday. It was pretty cheap and the components and wiring are top-notch.

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Ok, so I was looking at Easternbeaver at the accessory kits, on this one:



Would you just order the version with an Ignition Switched Single Lead and hook that single lead to the "city lights" circuit?

Then I could use one for a 12v socket and the other for the heated grips?

This would be pretty cool/ time saving if it is what I think it is!
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From what I've heard, that guy is familiar with the KLR and if you call him he can set you up a custom wire loom for exactly what you are planning.
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-16-2006, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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I kind of like to learn while I do it, so I may just save a few bucks and make it myself. This way I can also tweek it once I get in there. In the mean time, here is a drawing of what I have learned and came up with. If someone could proofread it, I would appreciate it!!

I decided not to put the accessory plug on a relay, this way if I ever need to charge something and the bike is badly disabled (like not running or if I lose the key), I have it wired outside of the main circuit.


I forgot to add fuses to the lines from the battery. That brings up a question, how big a fuse would you put here?

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I forgot to add fuses to the lines from the battery. That brings up a question, how big a fuse would you put here?
For the power outlet, depends on what accessories you will be running. Fuse to 125% of the maximum load. 10A is sufficient for an air compressor and everything smaller (cell phone, GPS, etc.) For the grips, 5A is probably sufficient (I think they draw 4A). I really don't think it is necessary to use a relay for the grips, mine are wired to the city light wires and I've had no problems thus far.
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