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post #1 of 8 Old 03-29-2009, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, here is my blue sea installation

I hope the photos come thru. if not I will attach a link at the end.

First is the empty seat tray of an 08 dl650
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42064864952962

After trying several positions I realized that the hump in the middle was making the block not sit flush with the bottom. I wished to have a level fuse block. I took several measurements and scrounged around for a piece of aluminium that I bent into the shape I desired. The depth is 1 inch and I bent the angle to fit the slope of the tray.

http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42073192069042

I set the fuse block on the plate and centerpunched the holes then drilled them to fit the machine screws I had laying around #6

http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42085100281634

Added velcro to the angled part of the bottom and rechecked level

http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42096036352946
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42109318436194
bolted the block to the mounting plate and cut off excess screw length
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42130947323458

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New bike; '08 DL650 black, Caribou Cases, Madstadd, H&B center stand, Fenda Extenda, Stebel, Blue Sea, Superbrace, Givi crashbars, Amoto skidplate

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-29-2009, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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part 2

Here you can see the block top view on the plate
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42144802529538

Velcro is added to be stuck to the seat tray
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42154443350626

The whole unit is predded into place
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42164491054450

I then disconnected the plug at the horn behind the radiator and plugged in male spade connectors and ran the wires back to the relay
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42179964057042

http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42194910412786

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Old bikes; 1971 Kawi 350 cafe racer,'78 Yamahama 650, '91 Suz VX800
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part 3

Hook up the hot wire to the battery. At this time I decided not to put in a relay but left plenty of wire to be able to.
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42208119819810
labeled the terminals
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42224162133362
secured the wiring to the horn
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42238653967938
this shows the horn bracket placement
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42247971369858
finished up the gloves circuit and labeling
http://picasaweb.google.com/poppagen...42263510932770

Now it is all done, easily removeable, no holes in the seat tray. I have installed a spare relay next to the horn relay.

If you want to see a slide show go to www.picasaweb.google.com/poppageno

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New bike; '08 DL650 black, Caribou Cases, Madstadd, H&B center stand, Fenda Extenda, Stebel, Blue Sea, Superbrace, Givi crashbars, Amoto skidplate

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-30-2009, 09:28 PM
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Nice, where did you get your blue sea box?

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Fuse box

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I picked mine up at the local West Marine store. It was $41.99 in stock and no waiting. You can use the dealer locator on the Blue Sea website. www.bluesea.com

I liked the new Eastern Beaver, www.easternbeaver.com fuse block but it is comming out later this month and I REALLY wanted to get my Stebel hooked up! Sounds good and loud!

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Neatness pi**es me off.

I could work that neat if I wanted to. No, really, I could!:crying:

Nice work.

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Looks good. I'd probably slice a finger off if I tried to bend some metal. I just picked up some nylon spacers from the hardware store to hold the fuse box up over the hump.
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I would put an inline 30A fuse close to the battery + terminal on the wire to the fuse block. Having that much unfused wire would make me antsy.

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