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post #1 of 17 Old 03-02-2006, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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? Fuse block/switches/ATV gauntlets install photos/experien

I'm in process of up-fitting an 06 V-Strom and need some photos and experiences of the following:

Blue Seas fuse block install, all I need is photos of where and how you hid it.

Switches for heated grips and a RS headlight cut out switch, photos of where you mounted them.

Experience, photos of ATV gauntlets mounted on a Strom w/ handguards

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-03-2006, 09:44 AM
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Nomadmax:

Searching will turn up lots of stuff on your requests.

That said, this guy has some great mods IMHO:

http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/v-strom/

The blue seas setup is in there.

I have a DL650 with the Hippo Hands gauntlets and symtec heaters and love them. I have not tried the atv versions but I understand the openings are not easy to get your hand into if you pull one out while moving. Not a problem with the HH's.

The one thing I wish for is that the opening through which the handlebars and cables pass could be cinched closed more that is possible now. My thumbs get a bit cold from a draft of air entering there on really cold days (22deg).

One warning: it was possible for me to melt my grips with the heaters on high inside the HH's. There's so little air flow over the grips the heaters have the opportunity to overheat the plastic/rubber bits. I rarely ever run the grips on high and often wish for a lower-low setting (I have the hi-low rocker switch).

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Thank you very much. Where did you get you hippo hands ?
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Hippo Hands come from HippoHands.com. They also make great textile fork seal protectors. Fork cozies if you will. I have had them for two years and I love 'em.

Blue Sea fuse box fits in forwardmost part of the underseat storage tray on the 1000 Strom. Make a bracket of sheet metal to elevate and level the fuse box and there will be roon next to the box to mount a relay if you want the whole thing to be switched.

Check out www.rhinowerx.com for some great images. Jack used to have a great shot of how to make the bracket on his website. Doesn't seem to be posted any longer. Maybe if you asked him, he'd send it to you.

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post #5 of 17 Old 03-07-2006, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks

Thanks

I ordered the Hippo Hands and they should be on the way. I'll run down the fuse box lead asap.

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post #6 of 17 Old 03-09-2006, 08:33 PM
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Here is mine, the two relays are mounted in the middle.







These work perfectly to connect to relays.



Fancy diagram

I re-typed this in the computer and laminated it. Also keep in mind that you want to be able to be able to service the system you install. Meaning being able to trace the wires back and connect/reconnect stuff. Also no grounds on the frame on the V-Strom. They all have to lead back to the battery.
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fuse box schematics?

I received my fuse box so I can had some accessories today and in the future.
The first one will be 12v socket that I have received with the fuse box.
To come soon ( I hope) is heated greaps, cruise control and lights.
I would like to have the fuse box wired in a way that the box will only have power when switched, so I have read around here and a relay as to be used, I have easy acess to the accessorie wire near radiator (would prefer to leave for other future acc.
I know I can use any orange wire but the thing is, how?
how to I wire the relay?
Does anyone as any schematics to wire the fuse box?
Thanking you in advance.
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post #9 of 17 Old 04-06-2006, 05:11 PM
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Hello

Here is some information regarding relays:

http://www.armchair.mb.ca/wings/relays/

Can I ask, where did you purchase your fusebox from?

Also, I like these relays:

http://www.wiringproducts.com/

search for "Pre-wired relay socket with relay". They took it's picture off the website, but it looks pretty weather proof.
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I got my stuff in here http://www.solairedesign.com/
Got the fuse box plus the 12v socket.
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Hello

Here is some information regarding relays:

http://www.armchair.mb.ca/wings/relays/

Can I ask, where did you purchase your fusebox from?

Also, I like these relays:

http://www.wiringproducts.com/

search for "Pre-wired relay socket with relay". They took it's picture off the website, but it looks pretty weather proof.
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