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post #1 of 37 Old 09-07-2006, 03:00 PM
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My Blue Sea Fuse Block installation

I just finished installing a Blue Sea 5025 that I purchased from http://www.northeastmarineelectronics.com/. I chose to wire it hot directly to the battery (no relay) so I can have constant power for my air compressor. Other farkles (heated grips, Stebel air horn) will be switched with relays.

I used SS 8-32 screws, washers, and nuts with a dab of silicone underneath the splashguard. I also used 1/2" spacers to keep the fuse block level above a protrusion.

Notice the color-matched ring connectors (like the faster blue paint, they conduct better than yellow or red).



A couple of rubber grommets clean up the holes to the battery, but are probably not necessary with the plastic (vs. metal). The black screw covers hide the slightly too long screws.



My signature installation includes these nifty little screw covers to keep everything tidy.



The next add will be a cigarette adapter, then a Stebel air horn, then Dual Star heated grips cannibalized off the Ninja 250 (not enough power to run them).

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post #2 of 37 Old 09-08-2006, 12:09 AM
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You made this look too easy. Thanks for the pics-

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I noticed you're not using a relay. Just be sure to turn everything off so you don't drain your battery after the ride.

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I noticed you're not using a relay. Just be sure to turn everything off so you don't drain your battery after the ride.
I was going to say the same thing. You might want put a relay on this unit rather all the stuff, individually, you add to this unit.

Nice job in any case.

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Relay?

Ya gotta have one don't ya know!

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I should have also said that it's a nice clean instalaltion and inspires me to put mine back in with spacers.

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Great job! I am getting ready to install mine in a few days when my Stiebl horn gets here. Thanks for the pics.

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I added a few more things. I also used double sided tape to mount the block.

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I added a few more things. I also used double sided tape to mount the block.

http://homepage.mac.com/mike.bothe/PhotoAlbum30.html
Ah..the farkling has really begun!

I noticed you used the mini Add-a-Circult . Do you leave the cover open or can you close it (I couldn't close mine when I tried to use that item)?

Also, where did you get that handle bar mounted switch?

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I added a few more things. I also used double sided tape to mount the block.

http://homepage.mac.com/mike.bothe/PhotoAlbum30.html
Ah..the farkling has really begun!

I noticed you used the mini Add-a-Circult . Do you leave the cover open or can you close it (I couldn't close mine when I tried to use that item)?

Also, where did you get that handle bar mounted switch?
I just leave the cover open. I guess I should sort it, but haven't given much thought to just how. The switch is the PTT for the autocomm radio interface.

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