PC8 Install - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc Electronics forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 Old 03-31-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
flyingjib's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 179
Thumbs up PC8 Install

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.


2006 Red Wee Strom
1984 Honda VT500FT Ascot
flyingjib is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome