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post #1 of 1 Old 03-31-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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So, I've had this Eastern Beaver fuse block hanging around since winter. With the fine weather it's time to get crackin' and farkle up the Wee. I checked out Jim's installation instructions on the EB site but didn't like how the fuse block sat in the seat pan. Instead, I decided to fabricate a metal shelf to hold the FB level in the tray. Luckily I had a piece of galvanized steel of adequate thickness handy so cut and bent it to this shape:


As you can see the FB was bolted to the shelf prior to the install. Yes, thread lock was used. I then offered up the shelf, marked and drilled holes and bolted the sucker in place. Again, blue 'Loctite' was used :


Once bolted in place I wired it up pretty much as per Jim's site instructions. I zip tied the relay to the outside of the tray and cut an access for the main wiring. To get the wiring to lay up proper I had to install the relay above an existing connector but figure I can just cut the zip tie if I have to access that. This is pretty well what it looked like:

And here:


Finally, I had to track down the connector for the rear lights to hook up the FB relay to. It's right where everyone said, under the fuel tank. So, I popped that up and found the connector. At least I think it's the correct one, the only two pin one under the tank. We shall see when I test everything. Here's a couple of pics of the connector:


A bit hard to see but you get the idea. This install is part of my spring upgrade programme which includes upgrading the stock front brakes with a set of Nissin 4 pot units from a CBR 600 RR and all the goodies from Blair at SV Racing. Also have a set of ProTaper bars to install and a neat pair of LED driving lights and a set of Happy Trail panniers and racks. Lots to do, I'll keep you posted.

Earl

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