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post #1 of 17 Old 08-13-2008, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Let's see your fusebox installations

I am going to be installing a Centech AP-2 fuse box with a few goodies here shortly. I am using Eastern Beavers AP-2 harness. Here's what will be attached:

(2) Powerlet outlets
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Battery monitoring LED
Battery charger
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Eventually there will be more including GPS, maybe some aux lighting & other heated gear.

Does anyone have a picture of their fusebox setup? I'd like to see how people routed their wires and mounted the box. Thanks,
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post #2 of 17 Old 08-13-2008, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking I'll probably mount it in the under seat tray. I am going to try and find a small, clear plastic tackle box that is a little bit bigger than the unit itself to mount it in. This should provide weather and dirt resistance.
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I'm thinking about a similar installation and was thinking of mounting the AP-2 vertically on the front side of the underseat tray. It'll fit, but I will have to run all the grounds to the battery. Whatever you choose to do, I'd love to hear the details. I'm placing my eastern beaver order in the next couple of weeks.

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I'm thinking about a similar installation and was thinking of mounting the AP-2 vertically on the front side of the underseat tray. It'll fit, but I will have to run all the grounds to the battery. Whatever you choose to do, I'd love to hear the details. I'm placing my eastern beaver order in the next couple of weeks.
Jim no longer has the AP2's (still has AP1's). He has on his site that he's working on his own fusebox. I'm waiting for that one! His stuff is top-notch!

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Jim no longer has the AP2's (still has AP1's). He has on his site that he's working on his own fusebox. I'm waiting for that one! His stuff is top-notch!
Jim told me that his fusebox is about 2 months away. It sounds like a nice unit, a little smaller and supposedly cheaper than the Centech using ATM fuses. Unfortunately I need an electrical solution now or I would wait.
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Centec installation

I have a Centec fusebox mounted in front of the underseat storage box. It fits right in there. I should attach it with screws, but it's stayed in place all year, just wedged in there. I tried to post of photo, but couldn't get the file size small enough.

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post #8 of 17 Old 08-14-2008, 10:48 PM
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Someone say fusebox?



Someone say 2 outlets and an LED monitor? What about a custom dash too?





One for the bag, the other for the GPS


I have factroy heated grips so they are not tied in here. I did the custom install myself after allot of research. I came up with the under tank bracket because i hate to give up any storage space, not to mention shit rattling around on all those damn wires. And Yes, eastern beaver helped themselves to my web pics, and no the wire is no where near getting chaffed, he picked a poor angle for his site pic.
For a full write up and all my web links to the supply venders and wiring diagrams, check here:
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how do you get at the fuses easily ?



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Tollster, I've seen your mounting location before. I think you either have a 650 or a later version of VStrom than I do because my "under the fuel tank bracket" doesn't look like yours. On my bike (2002 Vee) there is no metal where you've installed your AP-1. Mine only has the U shaped part, no flat portion to mount anything on :bom_disappointed:

I think I'm going to mount the battery monitor LED in the dashboard itself. There appears to be the perfect amount of space between two lights in the display for it. It'll look stock. I swear I saw a picture of this somewhere on here that someone did but I can't find it now.
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